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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!

All-Steinway School - Steinway and Sons Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an All-Steinway School and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.


IUP Community Music School Recitals

The IUP Community Music School will present two year-end recitals made up of private lesson students.

Impactful Music Purchase Made Possible by Student Co-Op

Thanks to additional funding made possible by the IUP Student Cooperative Association, the IUP Chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association was able to purchase $800 worth of new music written by underrepresented composers. In all, the organization bought 26 new pieces for the tuba-euphonium ensemble as well as solo pieces for tuba and euphonium. 

Burleson to Give Solo Recital at IUP

Professor of piano at Hunter College/City University of New York, Geoffrey Burleson will perform a solo recital at IUP on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wong Doe performs and Teaches in New York City

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe taught a masterclass and performed a solo recital at Hunter College/City University of New York, March 19th and 20th, 2024.

Annual Music Theater Production Features IUP Alumni

Numerous alumni of the IUP Department of Music performed in the pit orchestra for Conemaugh Township High School's recent production of "Mary Poppins."