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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Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
Camp Musicmania Waterloo Registration is OPEN!

In partnership with The Promise Academy of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, UNI CMS will be hosting Camp Music Mania: Pirates!

Camp Musicmania (Waterloo) is open to Grades 1-5 (FALL 2018)

When: 9:00am to 12:30pm – July 9th -13th
Family & Friends Performance:  Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:30pm
Registration Fee: $50 *scholarships are avaialable.

Register online at 

Activities include singing, dancing, piano, and Orff instruments (xylophones). Activities will be showcased at the camp performance on the final Friday of camp. Rockin’ Rhythms will be incorporated into all class activities.

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)
Friday, Dec 29, 2017
Welcome to 2018!

Private Lessons - Resume January 8 at UNI

UNI Children's Choir - Thursday, January 11

New Horizons Band - Thursday, February 1

Little Mozart Piano Class - TBA

Event dates/times can be found on our calendar.