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New Horizons Band Practicing
Children in music class
Children in music classes

Mission Statement:

  • To offer innovative music education experiences for area youth and adults.

  • To provide mentored teaching opportunities and experiences for UNI School of Music Students.

  • To establish a community-based partnership to promote and utilize the many resources and facets of cultural diversity at UNI and in the Cedar Valley


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The UNI Community Music School received full accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music, joining over 650 other accredited universities and institutions across the country. The organization, founded in 1924, establishes the national standards for undergraduate and graduate education programs in the United States. More information can be found at

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Monday, Feb 25, 2019
Camp Musicmania 2019 Moves to June 24th!

Good afternoon and good evening!Important Schedule Change Ahead

With the large number of "snow" days in Cedar Falls and Waterloo schools, we are faced with a dilemma regarding Camp Musicmania.  After reaching out to all the families and staff that have already agreed to work at camp this summer, we have decided to reschedule Camp Musicmania to June 24-28th.  

The two biggest reasons why we are changing the days for camp this year is......

1.  School may not be out in time.  We need kids to have a fun time at camp!

2.  The majority of our camp staff are teachers from Cedar Falls and Waterloo schools.  Even if the kids are out of school, the teachers still have Professional Development days, following the kids dismissal.  I need teachers to have a great camp for all the kiddos!

If you have already registered and submitted payment and will not be able to come during the week of June 24th.  Please contact me or the music department office so that we can issue you a refund.  Thank you for your patience and consideration!

Heather Hamilton

Director, UNI Community Music School

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
UNI Community Music School Closed Due to Weather

Due to the cold temperatures, there will be no lessons, UNI Children's Choir, or group classes until THURSDAY (1/31), as the University will be closed from noon, January 29th through noon January 31st.  Closed Due to Weather

UNICC members...check your email for some fun music to look at before the next/first rehearsal of the semester! 

Lesson students, contact your teacher(s) for scheduling a make-up lesson.

ALL CMS ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED IF THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER. If the public/private schools are closed due to weather, check with your individual private teacher to determine if he/she will be teaching as usual or to schedule a make-up lesson.

Monday, Jan 14, 2019
Fun Piano Class for Kids

Music Friends is an excellent option for the beginner piano student (age 5-6)! All students within the first year of study are encouraged to take part. Visit the UNI Community School online to register.  Class starts January 22nd in Russell Hall.