CMS Band practicing
voice lesson
Kids in music lesson with xylophones
Kids concert
Kids playing the xylophone
Camp Musicmania group picture
Kids concert
Band concert

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

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Friday, Jul 19, 2019
Private Lesson Fall Registration is Open!


Individual lessons for woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, and piano are offered on an individual basis for beginning to advanced students. Lessons are given year-round and students may start at any GIRL PLAYING UKULELEtime during the year. Music theory basics and the development of technical and musical skills are included in lessons.

Students have the opportunity to sign up for weekly 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60- minute lessons.  Recitals and performance classes are available to students throughout the year.  A trial lesson, at no cost, is offered to new students after completing the online registration.





Friday, May 3, 2019
UNI Children's Choir 2019-2020 Registration Open!

Register today to reserve your spot in the UNI Children's Choir!UNICC logo

The University of Northern Iowa Children’s Choir (U.N.I.C.C.) is a vocal performance ensemble for students in grades 3 through 9.  The ensemble provides an opportunity for children to make music together, further vocal development and present high quality concerts.  If you are a NEW member, schedule an audition with Michelle Swanson (