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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.


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!

Wong Doe Releases “Perspectives” Recording on Rattle Records

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe recently released “Perspectives,” an album of six newly commissioned piano works by New Zealand composers on the Rattle Records label.

Wong Doe Performs at Princeton University

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed on the Princeton Sound Kitchen series at Princeton University on Tuesday, November 14.

IUP Community Music School Instructors Present Recitals

Two IUP Community Music School instructors, Leo Prezioso, saxophone, and Laura Hopf, also saxophone, will present senior recitals in November.

Collins Tours TN and AR with Brass Mammoth

Zach Collins, professor of tuba and euphonium, completed a tour of Tennessee and Arkansas with professional tuba-euphonium quartet, Brass Mammoth in October 2023.