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Sonata Saturday

Suzuki Teacher Training Opportunities

Program Areas

College Prep Program

Suzuki Program

Suzuki Flute

Suzuki Guitar          

Traditional Program 
Chamber Music
Rock Band


CMP Scholarship Application 


Sonata Saturday Registration Form

Concerto Competition Registration Form

Recital Reservation Form

Suzuki String Application Form

Suzuki Scholarship Form

String Academy Application Form

CMP Liability Form

Audition Requirements For Louisville Youth Jazz Workshop

Audition Application For Louisville Youth Jazz Workshop

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Stephen MattinglyWelcome 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

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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.

Sincerely yours,

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.

Teacher with CMP Violin Student



CMP Locations

- 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


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Contact Information  University of Louisville School of Music Community Music ProgramRoom LL 001 Louisville, KY 40292

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2012-13 Calendar

Fall Semester (16 weeks) 

Dec. 10 End of Fall Semester (Belknap) 

Dec. 17 End of Fall Semester (Oldham Co.) 


Spring Semester (16 weeks) 

Jan. 7 Registration deadline by mail for current students continuing with their private instructor. 


Jan. 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (closed) 

April 1-5 Spring Break (closed) 

May 6 End of Spring Semester (all locations) 

String Academy Spring semester 2013 program dates: 

Jan. 19

Feb. 2

Feb. 16

March 2

March 23

April 6

April 13

String Academy Fall semester 2013 program dates: 

Sept. 21

Oct. 5

Oct. 19

Nov. 2

Nov. 16

Dec. 7


Departmental Recitals 

Oct 13 1PM BRH 

Nov 10 1PM BRH 

Dec 8 1PM BRH

Mar 23 1PM BRH 

Apr 13 1PM BRH 

May 11 1PM BRH, Honors Recital

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