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Welcome to the University of Louisville Community Music Program. With its storied history, the Community Music Program plays a vital role in music education and performance for all members of our vibrant music community in the Greater Louisville area. We offer instruction in all musical styles, delivered in a variety of settings including private instruction, classes, and group lessons including Chamber Ensembles, Class Guitar, and Rock Band. The Program provides top-rate instruction across three broad concentration areas: Traditional lessons, Suzuki, and an intensive College Prep Program.
Our dedicated and highly qualified teachers are available for lessons in bass, guitar, harp, piano, strings, winds, percussion and voice. Online lesson plans for most instruments are also available, bringing the highest standards of music instruction into the 21st century. Whether you are beginning music lessons for the first time, refining your artistic craft, or hoping to develop a greater appreciation for music in general, we have something to offer within an engaging and fun-filled environment.
As the Director of the Community Music Program, I look forward to being a part of your musical enrichment at the University of Louisville. I welcome all parents, students, and teachers to share with me their comments, ideas, and memories as we embark on another season of artistic excellence.
New Course Offerings!
- Chamber Music
- Online Lessons
- Rock Band
- Suzuki Flute
- Suzuki Guitar
Stephen Mattingly, D.M.
Director, UofL Community Music Program
A Letter from David Updegraff:
I had the good fortune to start my music studies at Gardencourt in the U of L School of Music Preparatory Dept. I started piano lessons with Doris Owen Bickel in 1955, and enjoyed the lessons greatly. Later on, around 1966, I remember becoming inspired and encouraged by Peter McHugh again in the same preparatory program. My lessons were in the building that was the library on the Gardencourt campus. I am certain that were it not for Peter McHugh's charisma and encouragement I would not have sought a career in music. I became excited enough that I continued in the U of L School of Music for my undergraduate studies and benefited greatly.
In 1978 I had the pleasure of returning to Louisville to teach at U of L for five years. From there I went to teach at Western Michigan University. I came to The Cleveland Institute of Music in 1987 and have been Head of the Violin Department here since 1988. Certainly, none of this would have occurred without my early years in the U of L Preparatory Department.
David Updegraff Head, Violin DepartmentThe Cleveland Institute of Music
Community Music Program Administration
Christopher Doane, Dean, School of Music
Naomi Oliphant, Associate Dean, School of Music
Stephen Mattingly, Director, Community Music Program (CMP)
Judy Hake, Administrative Assistant
Community Music Program Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Louisville School of Music Community Music Program is to foster musical growth, understanding, and appreciation in students of all ages through involvement in music lessons, classes, and/or performance. The goal of the Community Music Program is to provide the Greater Louisville area with the highest quality of teaching, and to be a primary source for non-collegiate music education. Instruction on all instruments and voice is provided by means of private lessons, group classes, and/or ensembles. Classes in Music Theory and Appreciation are also offered. See below for a complete listing of our programs.
- U of L School of Music, Belknap Campus (primary location)
- Mosaic United Methodist Church, 8008 St. Andrews Church Rd., Louisville, KY 40258
- Oldham County Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood, KY 4001
PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE STREET IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Contact Information University of Louisville School of Music Community Music ProgramRoom LL 001 Louisville, KY 40292