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Undergraduate Programs

Whether you want to become a music educator, performer, composer, musicologist, or critic, at IUP you will be exposed to a range of instruments, music styles, and career options.

Music Education, BSEd

Music, BA

Music Performance, BFA

Music Minor

Popular Music Studies Certificate

(A bachelor's degree in musical theater is offered through the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Department, which has open auditions for the musical.)

Graduate Programs

Whether your goal is to achieve your level II certification as a music teacher or heighten your musicianship for a career as a professional musician, IUP has the resources to bring your passion for music to its highest level.

Music Education, MA

Music Performance, MA

IUP Music Major Auditions

Register now for your IUP music audition!

In-person and live, Zoom auditions will be offered on these dates for fall 2024 entrance:

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023
  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024

All information about auditioning for the IUP Department of Music can be found on our Music Auditions page.

All music majors are eligible for scholarships, which are determined based on your audition.

If you have any questions regarding scheduling an audition, please contact the department at 724-357-2397 or email Dawnette Shellhammer (dmshell@iup.edu).

Music Ensembles

Our ensembles are available to any student, regardless of major. Any IUP student who has reached 15 credits of classes may participate in additional ensembles for zero credit, so you can be part of the IUP music scene without having to pay additional tuition.

I'm interested in joining an IUP music ensemble!

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Department of Music Holds 2024 Brass Day

The IUP Department of Music brass faculty hosted the second annual IUP Brass Day on Sunday, February 18, 2024. This year, the Brass Day guest artist was Italian trumpeter Andrea Tofanelli. All IUP brass students, as well as area middle and high school musicians, participated.

Collins Performs at US Army Band Tuba Workshop

Zach Collins, professor of Tuba, recently performed an invited recital at the 2024 US Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop in Fort Myer, VA.

Indiana Musicale Hosts Seventh Monster Piano Concert

Indiana Musicale (Indiana Chapter, Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association), in collaboration with the IUP Department of Music, hosted its seventh Monster Piano Concert in DiCicco Hall on Saturday, February 3.

Wong Doe Performs with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra on January 14, 2024, in their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration concert.

The Return of Keystone Wind Ensemble

What would bring 60 musicians back to the IUP campus for a weekend of rehearsals and a culminating performance in Fisher Auditorium? The return of Jack Stamp (BS’76), director of Bands at IUP from 1990 until 2015, and the first performance of the Keystone Wind Ensemble in almost eight years!