The IUP Community Music School is continuing to take registrations for
all fall 2015 offerings, including private lessons, ensembles, and
Following a year of growth, including a successful lesson program and three ukulele camps during
the summer, the IUPCMS is prepared for another great year of music teaching,
learning, and performances. With
instructors for every instrument—some new and many returning—the IUPCMS will once again provide the support and instruction necessary for students of all ages to attain
their musical goals.
Individual lessons continue to be the
most popular program of the IUPCMS, with students ranging from age five to 70 and all
different ability levels. The cost of a lesson starts as the highly affordable rate of $12.50 for
30 minutes with a teaching apprentice.
Ensembles also continue to grow. With the addition of a high school-age choir
that primarily sings music a capella, there are now four ensembles available. The other three are the Indiana Community
Choir for ages 14 through adult, the Crimson Children’s Choir for ages 8 to
13, and the Indiana Symphonic Winds (community band) for ages 15 through adult.
The Symphonic Winds is now combined with the
IUP Concert Band, which will provide an even richer musical and learning
With the exception of the new Music
Together® early childhood classes on Saturday mornings, the IUPCMS classes have
stayed the same, offering piano, guitar, and bagpipes.
The Music Together classes are a new
music and movement class that replaces last year’s Musikgarten classes. What stays the same, though, is that it is an
internationally recognized program with a nearly 30-year record of
success. It is a highly researched
program that provides a rich musical classroom environment that facilitates
family participation in spontaneous musical activities at home, which is very important to music development and early childhood learning.
To register as a new student, visit the
IUPCMS homepage and use the blue “Register Now” button, or simply e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a returning student.
If you have questions, e-mail
email@example.com or call Jeff Wacker 724-357-4565 or the IUP Music
Department office at 724-357-2390.
The IUP Community Music School is a
program supported in part by donations from S&T Bank, IUP Dining, and a generous private gift, with additional support provided by the support of the College of Fine Arts. The IUPCMS also is support by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grant managed through the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.