female student playing violinGraduate 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.

MA in Music

Education Specialization, Music MA

Performance Specialization, Music MA

Music, Theatre, and Dance Auditions

Audition Dates for Fall 2025 Entrance:
  • Saturday, December 7, 2024
  • Saturday, February 15, 2024
  • Saturday, March 1, 2025
  • Saturday, March 29, 2025

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 Auditions

Register now for your IUP music audition!

All students interested in being a music major or minor are required to audition. Information about auditioning for the IUP Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance can be found on our Music Auditions page.

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

Theatre and Dance Auditions

Review Audition Guidelines

If you are accepted to IUP, you may declare a major in theatre without an audition. Auditions and portfolio reviews are required to be eligible for a Freshman Talent Scholarship.

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 and the National Association of Schools of Theater.


IUP Graduates from Indiana Create Scholarship for Music Students

An Indiana County couple who are Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduates has established a scholarship for music majors at IUP in honor of two late local women, Eleanora Miconi Dellafiora and Sandra E. Dellafiora.

Collins Releases Album of Hymn Arrangements with QuinTuba

Zach Collins, professor of tuba and euphonium at IUP, released an album of hymn arrangements for five-part tuba ensemble on Summit Records, titled "Firm Foundation."

Music of Jim Self Recorded by River City Brass Band

The renowned River City Brass Band of Pittsburgh, the only full-time professional brass ensemble in the United States, recently released an album featuring the music of 1965 IUP alumnus, Jim Self.

Four Music Alumni Release New Quartet Album

IUP music alumni, George Alberti '11, Mike Waddell '12, Zack Grass '14, and Logan Carnes '19, released album Keystone Kitchen, an album of new works for tuba-euphonium quartet, in June 2024.

Rosemary Engelstad Selected for Artist Residency

This past May, Rosemary Engelstad was an artist-in-residence at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, NH. During her residency, she collaborated with Slippery Rock clarinet professor, Amanda Morrison, on their new project, the Grant Avenue EFX Clarinet Duo.