UNI Children's Choir Fundraiser - Help us to be able to offer scholarships for members, purchase music, and make our program more accessible to more students! Visit https://tinyurl.com/UNIChildrensChoirFundraiser
Camp Musicmania 2022 Picture Collage
The New Horizons Band will be presenting their winter concert on Monday, December 12th at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free.  The UNI New Horizons Band is composed of members ages 50 years and older from throughout the Cedar Valley.  They will be performing class band favorites and holiday tunes.    The following evening, the UNI Children's Choir will be presenting their first concert of the season on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:30pm in the Great
New Horizons Band Rehearsal

Music Lasts a Lifetime!

Enrich Your Life with Music at UNI


The Community Music School offers a variety of music programs just for YOU!  

Music lessons are available on a variety of woodwind, brass, keyboard, percussion instruments, and voice, as well as, group piano lessons, the UNI Children’s Choir, the UNI New Horizons Band, and Camp Musicmania.  Children and adults are welcome!

The CMS staff includes professional music educators, performers, and UNI School of Music students (We love music and we live music!). Classes and lessons are offered year-round for students of all ages and abilities. All CMS events are held on the UNI campus in the UNI School of Music facilities and other appropriate area community sites in Cedar Falls and Waterloo, IA. 

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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


National Association Of Schools Of Music (NASM) Accreditation 2011


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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 http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/.