The Community Music Department in the School of Music nurtures musical talent in students of all ages and abilities. Fostering excellence and life-long learning, Community Music recognizes the creativity and musical potential in every individual and honors aspirations both grand and small.
Welcome to the Community Music website. We are a year-round program providing non-credit musical instruction to people from throughout the Puget Sound region. We connect members of the community with exceptional instructors in a musically vibrant college setting. Motivation and interest are the only entrance requirements.
Community Music provides a wide variety of programs including both individual instruction and group activities. Programs are structured to allow students to participate at their own levels.
Central to the success of Community Music is an outstanding faculty of professional educators. The department proudly brings together the area's finest teachers and artists. Many Community Music instructors also serve as Puget Sound professors and affiliate artists.
Community Music currently serves over 500 students weekly through classes and lessons. Our student body is very diverse. Participation is open to all persons regardless of age, gender, race, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or aptitude. Our youngest Kindermusik student is 18 months old and our oldest student is 92 years young. Our students also represent a broad geographic area. Some Community Music students are neighbors who walk to campus; some are Puget Sound students who live on campus, while others commute distances that require two hours or more.
Students may register in person or by mail. Need-based financial aid is available for all Community Music programs. Please contact our office to receive registration forms or to request a financial aid application. Types of payment accepted include checks, cash, money order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.