Semesters at the Community Music School

  • The IUP Community Music School, located in Cogswell Hall, provides noncredit private lessons, ensembles, and classes in music year-round to students of all ages in the Indiana community.

    Coronavirus Update: NEW as of April 2, 2020

    Following yesterday’s updated university policy statement by President Michael Driscoll in regard to the COVID-19 threat, and the announcement that all summer courses for the university will be online with no face-to-face instruction, the IUP Community Music School is also canceling all face-to-face instruction through the end of the summer 2020 semester. Online lessons will be offered.

    Please see the IUP Community Music School home page for additional information. For more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Parking Information

    Between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, all posted parking requirements for the campus lots and parking garage are strictly enforced.

    After 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, all campus lots and the parking garage—including the reserved spaces in the garage—are free.

    More information on parking

    Upcoming Semesters

    Summer 2020

    The summer 2020 semester officially begins on Monday, June 1, one week after the start of the IUP spring semester, and continues through Sunday, August 9.

    Registration opens on Monday, May 4. Summer offerings include ONLY online private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors, and as instructors are available and comfortable with teaching in an online format. 

    Fall 2020

    The fall 2020 semester officially begins on Monday, August 31, one week after the start of the IUP fall semester, and continues through Sunday, December 13.

    Registration opens on Monday, August 3. Fall offerings will continue to include private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors, as well as ensembles and various classes.

    Spring 2021

    The spring 2021 semester officially begins on Monday, January 25, one week after the start of the IUP spring semester, and continues through Sunday, May 9.

    Registration opens on Tuesday, December 1. Spring offerings will continue to include private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors, as well as ensembles and various classes.

    Summer 2021

    The summer 2020 session officially begins on Monday, June 1, and runs through Sunday, August 9.

    Registration opens on Monday, May 3. Summer offerings will continue to include private lessons on all instruments (depending upon available instructors). Ensembles will begin again in fall 2021; be sure to check for audition dates and times for the ones you are interested in.

    Registration Fee

    The IUP Community Music School assesses a $25 registration fee per individual student, per semester for fall and spring, and a reduced $20 fee for the summer. This fee supports a very small portion of the total administrative costs associated with running the school.

    For more information, contact:
    Jeff Wacker, Arts-in-Education Services Coordinator
    IUP Community Music School
    Lively Arts | ArtsPath
    community-music@iup.edu