Department of Music

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 Theater 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 2022 entrance:

Monday, December 6, 2021
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Monday, February 28, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022

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 (

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.


Welsh Selected as Concerto Competition Finalist

Indiana University of Pennsylvania flautist Colleen Welsh has been selected as one of six finalists in the West Shore Symphony Orchestra's fourth annual Concerto Competition.

Trumpet Studio to Hold Reunion in February

The IUP Trumpet Studio will hold a Trumpet Studio Reunion on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

Crimson Youth Choir Presents Fall Concert

The Crimson Youth Choir, the children and young adult choir of the IUP Community Music School, and under the direction of Kye-Won Doyle, will present their end-of-semester fall concert in a cabaret style at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall on the IUP main campus.

Music Department and Community Music School Partner In New Student-Centered Ensemble

The IUP Music Department and the IUP Community Music School are excited to partner for the spring 2022 semester in offering University Band, a special topics course [MUSC 281]. This new, student-centered ensemble will provide a unique and intergenerational playing opportunity for non-music students, music majors on their secondary instruments, and community members ages 15 and up.

Indiana Concert Band Fall Concert

The Indiana Concert Band of the IUP Community Music School will present its fall concert on Thursday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Under the direction of IUP music professor Jason Worzbyt, the band will present a variety of selections from the concert band repertoire.