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Community Music Program

Children in the community music program
Term begins January 14, 2019 unless otherwise noted
Registrations will be accepted starting January 7, 2019, 10:00am

We are proud of the commitment of our teachers, to the community. The staff of the Community Music Program provides a comprehensive program of musical training for the amateur performer, enlightened listener, professional musician, and talented young person interested in further nurturing skills. We are confident that our music education program enhances creativity, discipline, communication, self-esteem, and nurtures the inner artist in all ages. Classes in music are offered over a wide age-range, including babies and senior citizens.

2019 Spring Calendar
  • Monday Jan 7, 10:00am –  Registration for Spring Term 2019 begins, Room 4097 Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Monday, Jan 7, 7:00pm – West Virginia Community Choir Meet & Greet 1st rehearsal, room 2070, CAC-WVU
  • Thursday, Jan 10, 4:30pm – Morgantown Youth Choir 1st rehearsal, room 4129, CAC-WVU
  • Saturday, Jan 12, 9:00am – Morgantown Community Orchestra auditions, room 2070, CAC-WVU
  • Saturday, Jan 12, 10:00am – Morgantown Community Orchestra Meet & Greet 1st rehearsal, room 2070, CAC-WVU
  • Monday Jan 14 –  Community Music Spring Term 2019 officially begins (unless otherwise noted), Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Monday, Jan 14, 4:30pm – Minisingers class begins, room 4129, CAC-WVU
  • Monday, Jan 14, 5:00pm –  Morgantown Children's Choral class  begins , room 4129, CAC-WVU
  • Wednesday, Jan 16, late afternoon – Piano For Fun adult group keyboard classes begin, room 2075, CAC-WVU
  • Friday, Jan 18, varied times – Early Childhood "Pups & Cats ®" group classes begin, room 4129, CAC-WVU
  • Monday Jan 21 –  Morgantown Youth Choir performance, Martin Luther King Day Celebration, The Met, Downtown Morgantown
  • Tuesday, Jan 22, late afternoon – Beginning Group Piano for Kids group classes begin, room 2075, CAC-WVU
  • Sunday & Tuesday, Feb 3 & 5, late afternoon – Ukulele group classes begin, room 2063, CAC-WVU
  • Sunday, Feb 24, 2:00pm – West Virginia Community Choir (as part of WVU Choral Concert), The Met, Downtown Morgantown
  • Saturday, Mar 9, 4:00pm –  Violin Instructor Abigail Watson Studio Student Recital, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, CAC-WVU
  • Sunday-Saturday Mar 10-16 – WVU Spring Break (CommMusic instructors may not be teaching)
  • Wednesday & Thursday, Mar 20 & 21, 6:00pm –  Digital photography group classes begin, room 3113, CAC-WVU
  • Monday, Mar 25, 6:00pm – Vocal Technique group classes begin, room 3113, CAC-WVU
  • Sunday, Apr 7, 2:00pm – West Virginia Community Choir (as part of WVU Choral Concert), Clay Concert Theatre, CAC-WVU
  • Friday Apr 19, 4:30pm – Community Music Program sponsored West Virginia Music Teachers Assn written Theory assessment examinations, various rooms throughout CAC-WVU
  • Sunday Apr 21 – Easter (CommMusic instructors may have schedule conflicts immediately prior to and after this date)
  • Saturday, Apr 27, TBD –  West Virginia Community Choir (as part of WVU Choral Concert),  TBD 
  • Sunday, Apr 28, 1:30pm –  General Departmental Student Recital, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, CAC-WVU
  • Sunday, Apr 28, 4:30pm –  Piano Instructor Dipendra Sunam Studio Student Recital, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, CAC-WVU
  • Friday, May 3, 7:00pm –  Adult/Older Student Departmental Recital, Room 4113, CAC-WVU
  • Saturday, May 4, 9:00am start –  Community Music Program sponsored West Virginia Music Teachers Assn Spring Adjudicated Student Recitals, venue TBD, CAC-WVU 
  • Saturday, May 4, 3:00pm –  Morgantown Community Orchestra Concert , Clay Concert Theatre, CAC-WVU 
  • Sunday, May 5, 2:00pm –  General Departmental Student Recital, Falbo Theatre, CAC-WVU
  • Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, time TBD – Community Music Program sponsored Royal Conservatory of Music’s Written Exams, Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Friday, May 17, 6:00pm –  General Departmental Student Recital, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, CAC-WVU
  • Saturday, May 18, time TBD – Community Music Program sponsored Royal Conservatory of Music’s Performance Exams, Creative Arts Center WVU
  • Early Jun –  Registration materials get publicly released, for Spring Term 2019
  • Friday & Saturday, Aug 9 & 10, time TBD – Community Music Program sponsored Royal Conservatory of Music’s Written Exams, Creative Arts Center WVU
student performing in piano recital Note to Parents

Although the Creative Arts Center is a safe environment, parents are advised to accompany young children to and from their classes/lessons and to not leave them unattended for any length of time. Teachers cannot be expected to be responsible for waiting around after classes to keep watch on young children. P
lease be sure to keep in touch regularly with your teachers concerning lesson times. If you are not sure about a lesson time, please contact your teacher to make sure there has not been a misunderstanding. Communication is the key to preventing and solving problems before they turn into larger issues.  Please be aware that our faculty have extremely busy schedules like you do. When you register for lessons, you have made a commitment, as our teachers have, to show up each week for the lesson/class. As much as we sympathize with your busy schedule and daily issues that come up in your lives, our teachers are not obligated to makeup lessons unless they have cancelled. Please also be advised that no adjustments in tuition will be given for cancellations. Thank you for your understanding.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all scheduled lessons and classes.  In case of school (WVU) closure or teacher absence for any reason, a make-up lesson will be arranged.  Teachers are not obligated to make up lessons resulting from student cancellations and there will be no adjustment in tuition.


Free parking is available at most times in the Coliseum parking lot located across from the Creative Arts Center, and the Krepps Park area across from the Creative Arts Center, and at several short-term lots around the Creative Arts Center. After 4:00pm on weekdays and during weekends, parking restrictions are lifted in the Creative Arts Center parking lot, Area 45. Before 4:00pm on weekdays, the University will ticket cars without permits. Please be aware of this if you want to schedule lessons before 4:00pm on weekdays.

Keep in touch

Are you on the Community Music mailing and email list to receive information about the WVU Community Music Program? Our email addresses are used solely for the purpose of the Community Music Program.

To be added to our mailing list and/or email list, please contact Karen Taddie at (304) 293-6946 or email


Because of your generosity and commitment to our Program, we have been able to serve our community for 56 years.