IUP Community Music School Fall Semester

Posted on 8/27/2018 1:51:27 PM

IUP Community Music SchoolThe IUP Community Music School begins its fall 2018 semester in less than a week on Tuesday, September 4, immediately following the Labor Day weekend. Registration is ongoing, and, while all the same programming is continuing, there are some exciting changes for the semester.

Kye-Won KopkoThe first is that, in response to a recent survey, the semester price for the popular Crimson Youth Choir has been cut in half from $100 to $50. This equates to less than a $1.80 an hour throughout the entire semester! Led by returning director Kye-Won Kopko (left), the CYC gives a concert at the end of the semester, but also has the opportunity to perform at various retirement communities, as well as on a concert with the collegiate IUP Choirs.

Scott SalserA second change is that local choir legend, Scott Salser (right), will be leading the Indiana Community Choir this fall while the current artistic director, Jon Erik Schreiber, is on a sabbatical. If you’ve sung under Scott before, you know what a great experience and musical leadership he provides.  If you haven’t, but have always wanted to, this is your opportunity. He’s picked out several of the favorite pieces he’s done over his nearly 35 year public school music teaching career, so this is an opportunity not to miss.

The third change, also in response to the survey, is to move our Music Together early childhood movement and music classes from Saturday morning to the late afternoon on Tuesdays. With too many weekend conflicts, this will help parents sign up and enjoy the class with their children.

Community Music School rehearsal What hasn’t changed is 1) the same quality the community has come to expect from all of our ensembles, classes, and lessons; 2) that there are scholarships available to students for participation in the ensembles; and 3) the prices, which have stayed the same or gone down, as with the Crimson Youth Choir.

Be sure to visit the IUP Community Music School website to look at everything that's available, as well as for more information. You can also e-mail community-music@iup.edu, or call the director, Jeff Wacker, at 724-357-4565.