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About Music

The Department of Music at IUP has a rich history dating back to the founding of this institution over 100 years ago. Graduates of the department have gone on to distinguished careers in performance, teaching, and other fields within the music profession.

The department’s greatest resource is its faculty, composed of more than 30 full- and part-time artist-teachers. Each of our 300 undergraduate music students has the opportunity to study with a specialist of his or her own instrument or voice and take academic coursework from professional musicologists and theorists.

Music Department ensembles provide performance opportunities for hundreds of university students each semester. A staff of resident conductors directs the activities of the Symphony Orchestra, four bands, three choruses, two jazz ensembles, and various chamber ensembles. A distinguished artist-faculty represents a wealth of professional performing experience. Recitals featuring resident faculty members and visiting artists are presented throughout the years.

The department offers three undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor of Science (Music Education), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Performance and Composition), and Bachelor of Arts (General Music). Our graduate program offers the Master of Arts degree with separate concentrations in Performance or Music Education.

After meeting university entrance requirements and the successful completion of an audition, students may be admitted as Music majors. If you have any further questions concerning the music program at IUP, please contact us at 724-357-2390.

  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.