Fall Semester at the Community Music School

  • Barring any continuing COVID-19 issues, the IUP Community Music School fall 2021 session is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, August 30, one week after the start of the IUP fall semester, with the 14-week semester continuing through Sunday, December 12.

    Offerings will continue to include both virtual and in-person private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors and, if deemed safe, ensembles and various classes.

    Spring 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Update

    The IUP Community Music School ensembles and classes will not be meeting during the spring 2021 semester due to health concerns and limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are optimistic that, with the distribution of a vaccine, we will be offering them for the fall 2021 semester, as indicated.

    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

    Fall 2021 Registration Opens August 1, 2021

    Registration for all IUPCMS classes, ensembles, and lessons is officially open and, depending on the offering, will be open through September 7.

    • Note 1: Ensemble and class registrations can happen after September 7, but only with the permission and approval of the ensemble director or class instructor.
    • Note 2: As it is throughout the entire year, private lesson registration is flexible and ongoing throughout the semester; however, most students sign up for a full semester of lessons, or nearly the full semester, depending on their schedules. The fall 2021 semester is 14 weeks.
    • Note 3: The crimson “Register Now” bar below is only for students NEW to the IUP Community Music School. Anyone who has been a student in the past should simply email community-music@iup.edu to register for the upcoming semester and with inquiries.

    If the “Register Now” button does not work for you, please immediately email community-music@iup.edu and let us know!

    Registration Fee

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

    Jeff Wacker, Arts-in-Education Services Coordinator
    IUP Community Music School
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