Welcome to Community Classes at the University of Puget Sound! Whether you are a current or future Logger, an alum or parent, or one of our neighbors in the community, we welcome you to join us for classes that bring you the best skills, tools, and knowledge that our prestigious faculty and staff have to offer. Anyone can take part—these classes are not associated with a degree or certification program. We simply invite you to learn with us and be inspired!

Summer 2024 Courses:


Community Summer Class


In Summer 2024, we are pleased to offer a course in phlebotomy, taught by our expert staff in Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services (CHWS). This non-credit course is set up to meet the State of Washington Department of Health Phlebotomist Certification requirements. It also prepares students to take the National Healthcareer Association national certification exam. Students will receive a certificate of completion. Please note that this course does not provide students with a Medical Assistant Phlebotomist license. This credential must be obtained through an application to the Washington DOH. This course is not part of a degree program and is open to everyone. No academic credit is granted.

  • The course includes HIV/AIDS training, Basic Anatomy and Physiology, medical terminology, and Blood borne pathogens, how to avoid pre-analytical errors, and how to be successful in collecting blood samples.
  • You will learn how to collect blood samples using all of the tools currently being used in the laboratory industry. Students will learn how to process samples to get them ready for analysis.
  • You will learn customer service skills, special collections protocol, and how to collect non-blood samples.
  • Enrollment is limited to 25 participants
  • Class time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Class dates: May 7, May 9, May 14, May 16, May 21, May 23, May 28, May 30, June 4, June 6, June 11, June 13, June 18, June 20, June 25, June 27
  • Fees: $610 plus textbook cost

To register for the course, please visit this page, administered by our colleagues at Community Music: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4706#CourseGroupID=62468 


Community Ceramics

Introduction to Ceramics

This introductory six-week course, taught by Puget Sound ceramics instructor Ronda Peck, will provide basic fundamentals on the spectacular possibilities of creating ceramic forms by both wheel and hand building methods.

On Friday evenings from 6 - 8:30 p.m.:

  1. 3 May
  2. 10 May
  3. 17 May
  4. 24 May
  5. 31 May
  6. 7 June

And independent studio times for 5 sessions on Wednesdays from 6 - 8:30 p.m.:

  • 8 May
  • 15 May
  • 22 May
  • 29 May
  • 5 June

Location: Ceramics Building, University of Puget Sound
Course fee: $300, plus $10 registration (materials included in course fee) 
This course is not part of a degree program and is open to everyone.
No academic credit is granted and there are no grades.

To register for the course, please visit this page, administered by our colleagues at Community Music: https://pugetsoundcommunitymusic.asapconnected.com/?org=4706#CourseID=300080


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Intro to Music Production - Summer 2024

In Introduction to Music Production, students will learn how popular music is made in the 21st century. This six week course will cover the basics of programming synthesizers and samplers to create music on a computer. By the completion of the course, students will have a foundation in music technology that will allow them to turn musical ideas into musical realities.

No previous musical experience is required.

This course is not part of a degree program and is open to everyone.
No academic credit is granted and there are no grades.

Instructor: Nicolas Casey
Fee: $275, plus $10 registration
Schedule: Mondays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Number of sessions: 6
Dates: June 24 - July 29, 2024
Ages: 15 years - Adult
Location: University of Puget Sound - School of Music, room 114
Note: Students need to bring their own laptop computer to each class session.
Class dates: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29

Sign up for Intro to Music Production.


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Brass Camp

June 24 – June 28, 2024
Brass Camp is for students ages 12-18 with two or more years of playing experience.
Camp Fee: $385 for a week-long day camp

Camp Schedule: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday has early dismissal at approximately 1:30 p.m. (after the final concert).
The week concludes with a free public performance at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2024 on the Schneebeck Concert Hall stage at University of Puget Sound School of Music.

Camp Directors: Judson Scott and Ryan Schultz

Puget Sound Brass Camp is offered in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma
Brass Camp is a collaboration between the Puget Sound Community Music Department and Metro Parks. It offers an exciting, non-competitive environment for players of varying abilities to study with highly qualified university-affiliated faculty in a university setting.

The week-long camp happens on the college campus during the summer and offers students the chance to improve their skills, perform new works, and interact with peers who share an interest in music. Students are placed in small groups and larger ensembles to play music in various styles, including jazz improvisation. Masterclasses will focus on building technique, using proper breath support, warm-up methods, practice techniques, and intonation. The camp culminates in a final performance, where students show off all they’ve learned.

Find more information and sign up for Brass Camp.


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Private Music Lessons

We offer individualized instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. We see potential in every individual and connect students with exceptional instructors in a musically vibrant college setting.

Motivation and interest are the only entrance requirements. Private music lessons are offered year round.

Find more information and sign up for private music lessons.