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*  Please Note:  UNI Community Music School program has submitted for plan approval in the 2011 re-accreditation process with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


UNI Community Music School Staff

Cindi Mason, Director, UNI Community Music School
                          Studio Teacher, Clarinet

Teresa Rose, Studio Teacher, Woodwinds and Piano

Nicole Green, Studio Teacher, Piano

Julie Smith, Studio Teacher, Piano

Molly Lohman, Studio Teacher, Piano

Michael Pawlak, Coordinator, UNI Community Festival Drum Circle
                                Studio Teacher, percussion 

Tricia Freeman, Director, Kindermusik at UNI

Marissa Wessels, Kindermusik teacher

Aaron Hansen, Orff Program Coordinator and Instructor

Michelle, Swanson, UNICC Director, Conductor
                         CMS Music Education Program Advisor

Dr. Theresa Camilli, Advisor/Facilitator, UNI School of Music/CMS Piano Pedagogy Collaboration

UNI Apprentice Student Teachers



Classes for Babies though Senior Citizens
Activities held in the UNI School of Music Facilities on the UNI Campus

Kindermusik  Ages: 3 months – 5 years

Kindermusik is a world-wide, award winning, music and movement program with morning and evcning classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and multi-age for siblings.  As children move and groove to the beat, imaginations begin to flow, budding musicians are nurtured and all areas of child development are stimulated in fun, creative ways. 
Semester Fee/$130   

Contact: Tricia Freeman  319-415-9404

Little Mozart Piano Program  Ages: 4-5 years

Written specifically for the preschool age group, the Music for Little Mozarts series  provides a balance between the discipline necessary for playing the piano and the enjoyment children receive from the process of music making.  The course centers on the adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse as they learn about music. Weekly private lessons may begin at any time during the year.  Monthly Lesson Fee: $57.

Contact: Cindi Mason  273-2142

Musicmania and Me !!!!   Ages K – 3rd Grades    

Musicmania and Me! is based on Orff pedagogy and incorporates basic Orff percussion instruments, dance, drama, and improvised movement activities to music.  Fall and Spring Sessions:  10 weeks/ $50.  Parent Performance at last class.

Contact:  Cindi Mason   273-2142

Camp Musicmania     K-8TH Grades    

2011 Camp Musicmania will focus on Orff activities for K-4th Grades.  Upper elementary and middle school ages will focus primarily on the presentation of a camp musical.  All campers will be involved in music and movement activities, singing, dancing, drama, and art as well as the Camp Musical.  Parents and friends will be invited to the final performance on the last day of camp. 
Cost:  (Includes Camp T-shirt)  $75
Camp Dates:  June 13-June 17, 2011   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   Bring a sack lunch.  Snacks provided.

Contact:  Cindi Mason 273-2142

Private Lessons –Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Piano  Ages: 1st Grade – Adults

Private lessons are offered on an individual basis to beginning –advanced students.  Lessons are given year-round and students may start at any time during the year.  Music theory basics and the development of technical and musical skills are included in lessons.  Fall and spring recitals as well as preparation for festival participation are included in the lesson fees.  Monthly Lesson Fee (30 minute lesson) $57 

Contact:  Cindi Mason  273-2142

UNI Children’s Choir  Second – Seventh Grades  

UNICC is a performing vocal ensemble that provides an opportunity for children to make music together, further vocal development and perform high quality concerts.  The choir performs two concerts per year as well as other arranged performances throughout eastern Iowa.  Loving to sing and having fun are prerequisites!  Thursdays  6:30-7:30 p.m.  Semester Fee: $50

Contact:  Michelle Swanson    273-2600

UNI New Horizons Band   Adults 50+ years and older   

UNI New Horizons Band is for adults who love music and want to play in a concert band.  Members range from beginners through advanced players.  Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday mornings; group lesson @ 8 a.m.; full band rehearsal @ 9:00 a.m., social hour at 10 a.m.  The band presents a winter and spring concert as well as concerts during the summer season.  Semester Fee:  $80      

Contact:  Diana Blake  352-3007

UNI Community Festival Drum Circle   4th – 9th Grades  

The Festival Drum Circle introduces the basics of West African Drumming on authentic African Drums.  The history and culture of West Africa is also explored as the participants form a drum circle where they improvise and create music using  a variety of percussion instruments.   No previous percussion experience necessary.  Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.-Noon.  Jubliee United Methodist Church   East Fourth and Newell Streets   Waterloo   $50/12 week session

Contact:  Cindi Mason  273-2142