UNI New Horizons Concert December 13, 2021 at 7:30pm
UNICC members before concert
Let's Sing!  Join the UNI Children's Choir
girl playing piano
Children's Choir Rehearsal
Camp Musicmania kids
Piano Recital
New Horizons Band Percussion

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


National Associate of Schools of Music Logo


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/.





Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021
Sign up for Piano Classes!

We are excited to be offering TWO different piano classes this year, taught by UNI Professor Andrea Johnson and UNI piano pedagogy graduate students.  Students just starting out in piano can explore music with Music for Little Mozarts while adults interested in starting their musical journey with piano have two different class options.  Join us for some fun, starting in September! 

Group Adult Piano Classesmusic for little mozarts

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021
Fall Registration is Open!

We are looking forward to a GREAT year at the UNI Community Music School! 

Registration is now open for many of our lessons and ensembles: 

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Camp Musicmania - Join the fun!

Camp Musicmania, June 14-18, 2021