Spring Semester at the Community Music School

The spring 2022 session officially begins on Monday, January 24, six days after the start of the IUP spring semester, with the 14-week semester continuing through Sunday, May 8.

Spring offerings will continue to include both virtual and in-person private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors.

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Update

Current offerings are projected to include:

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

Tentative for the fall:

  • Laurel Highlanders Pipes & Drums
  • Percussion Ensemble

The following applies during the spring 2022 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.

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

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration for all IUPCMS classes, ensembles, and lessons is officially open on December 1, 2021, just in time for Christmas giving!  For most offerings, it will remain open through January 25.

Note 1: 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 spring 2022 semester is 14 weeks.

Note 2: 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
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community-music@iup.edu