Semesters at the Community Music School

  • The IUP Community Music School, located in Cogswell Hall, provides noncredit private lessons, ensembles, and classes in music year-round to students of all ages in the Indiana community.

    COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Fall 2020

    The IUP Community Music School ensembles and classes will not be meeting this fall due to health concerns and limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

    We are hopeful that they can be offered in the spring 2021 semester, but it obviously depends on the situation with the pandemic. We should be able to announce in early January 2021 whether ensembles can be held as normal.

    However, registration for both online and in-person private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling throughout the semester. For more information on lessons, please see the Private Lessons page.

    For additional information from the IUP Community Music School, please see the IUPCMS home page, and for more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Parking Information

    Between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, all posted parking requirements for the campus lots and parking garage are strictly enforced.

    After 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, all campus lots and the parking garage—including the reserved spaces in the garage—are free.

    More information on parking

    Upcoming Semesters

    Fall 2020 (ensembles/classes canceled)

    The fall 2020 semester officially begins on Monday, August 31, one week after the start of the IUP fall semester, and continues through Sunday, December 13.

    Registration opens on Monday, August 3. Fall offerings will include in-person and online private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors.

    Spring 2021 (ensembles/classes TBD)

    The spring 2021 semester officially begins on Monday, January 25, one week after the start of the IUP spring semester, and continues through Sunday, May 9.

    Registration opens on Tuesday, December 1. Spring offerings will continue to include private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors, as well as ensembles and various classes, TBD.

    Summer 2021

    The summer 2020 session officially begins on Monday, June 1, and runs through Sunday, August 9.

    Registration opens on Monday, May 3. Summer offerings will continue to include private lessons on all instruments (depending upon available instructors). Ensembles will begin again in fall 2021; be sure to check for audition dates and times for the ones you are interested in.

    Registration Fee

    The IUP Community Music School assesses a $25 registration fee per individual student, per semester for fall and spring, and a reduced $20 fee for the summer. This fee supports a very small portion of the total administrative costs associated with running the school.

    For more information, contact:
    Jeff Wacker, Arts-in-Education Services Coordinator
    IUP Community Music School
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    community-music@iup.edu