Young girl playing a piano in a recital
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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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Piano Lessons for Adults Who Have Always Wanted to Learn

Adults can learn to play the piano in a no-pressure group class. The course, for adults with little or no previous experience, provides an introduction to the fundamentals of piano playing in a hands-on piano lab. A new class starts Tuesday, Nov. 13. For more information, visit the Tuesday Tunes page.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018
Fall Lesson Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for lessons at the Community Music School.  Lessons start Monday, August 20th.  

Register online!

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018
Spring Recital Weekend - April 21st and 22nd

CMS will be hosting recitals April 21-22 in Russell Hall. We look forward to sharing a great weekend of music with all of you! 

Saturday April, 21

  • 10:00am, Studio of Nicole Green (Graham)
  • 11:00am, Music Friends (Graham)
  • 12:00pm, Studio of Melody Kosobucki (Graham)
  • 12:00pm, Studio of Cindi Mason (116)
  • 1:00pm, Studio of Cindi Mason (116)
  • 2:00pm, Studio of Teresa Rose (Graham)
  • 3:00pm, Studios of Melody Kosobucki and Claudia Aizaga (Graham)

Sunday, April 22

  • 12:00pm, Studios of Kim Nissen and Heather Hamilton (Graham)
  • 2:00pm, Studios of Teresa Rose and Kim Abeyta (Graham)