Fall Semester at the Community Music School

  • The fall 2020 session officially begins on Tuesday, September 1, one week after the start of the IUP fall semester, with the 14-week semester continuing through Sunday, December 8.

    Offerings will continue to include private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors, as well as ensembles, and various classes.

    Coronavirus Update: NEW as of May 20, 2020

    Following the policy statement in early April 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 also canceled all face-to-face instruction through the end of the summer 2020 semester.

    The Crimson Youth Choir does not normally meet during the summer, but registration for online private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling through Friday, July 10.

    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

    Fall 2020 Registration Opens August 1, 2020

    Registration for all IUPCMS classes, ensembles, and lessons is officially open and, depending on the offering, will be open through September 1.

    • Note 1: Ensemble and class registrations can happen after September 1, 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 2020 semester is 14 weeks.
    • Note 3: The crimson “Register Now” bar below 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
    Lively Arts | ArtsPath
    community-music@iup.edu