Fall Semester at the Community Music School

The IUP Community Music School fall 2021 session will begin on Monday, August 30, one week after the start of the IUP fall semester, with the 14-week semester continuing through Sunday, December 12.

Offerings will continue to include both virtual and in-person private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors and, if deemed safe, ensembles and various classes. Be sure to check each ensemble and class page for their status.

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Update

Current fall offerings include:

  • In-person and virtual private lessons
  • Indiana Concert Band (if minimums are met)
  • Crimson Youth Choir (if minimums are met)
  • Guitar and Piano classes (if minimums are met)

Not being offered this fall are:

  • Music Together Early Childhood classes
  • Indiana Community Choir
  • Percussion Ensemble

Tentative for the fall:

  • Laurel Highlanders Pipes & Drums

The following applies during the fall 2021 semester, following the university guidelines for returning to campus and the Music Department Guidelines.

Please understand that these guidelines can change at any time in response to new information from the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. If there are changes, you will be notified by your ensemble director and/or private lesson instructor and the website will also be updated.

  • NEW as of 8:00 a.m. on August 17, 2021:  IUP will require face coverings/masks to be worn indoors in public spaces at all campuses and centers. This is required of all people, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • Masking is not required outdoors.
  • Social distancing is not required.
  • No proof of vaccination will be required of students, employees, or visitors.
  • During a rehearsal, it is recommended that brass players use a puppy pee pad when emptying their instrument of condensation (available very inexpensively at Ollie’s).

For additional information from the IUP Community Music School, please see the IUPCMS home page, and for more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see their 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. New this fall: Spaces marked PAY are configured to use license plates, not space numbers. Parking for these spaces is head-in only.

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

Fall 2021 Registration Opens August 1, 2021

Registration for all IUPCMS classes, ensembles, and lessons is officially open and, depending on the offering, will be open through September 7.

  • Note 1: Ensemble and class registrations can happen after September 7, but only with the permission and approval of the ensemble director or class instructor.

  • Note 2: As it is throughout the entire year, private lesson registration is flexible and ongoing throughout the semester; however, most students sign up for a full semester of lessons, or nearly the full semester, depending on their schedules. The fall 2021 semester is 14 weeks.

  • Note 3: The crimson "Register Now" bar is only for students NEW to the IUP Community Music School. Anyone who has been a student in the past should simply email community-music@iup.edu to register for the upcoming semester and with inquiries.

If the "Register Now" button does not work for you, please immediately email community-music@iup.edu and let us know!

Registration Fee

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

Jeff Wacker, Arts-in-Education Services Coordinator
IUP Community Music School
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