Community Music @ Mizzou
**Due to in-person classes at the University of Missouri being suspended from 3/12-3/20 for reasons pertaining to the COVID-19 virus, the Missouri Youth Orchestra, Missouri String Project, Experiencing Piano for Adults, Experiencing Piano for Kids, Private Lessons, African Percussion, and the Mid-Missouri Community Orchestra will not be in session. Once in-person classes are back in session on 3/30, instructors will attempt to schedule make-up classes. At the end of the semester, you will have the option to be issued a refund for any classes that were not rescheduled from 3/12-3/20. You will also have the option to receive a credit for classes that were not rescheduled from 3/12-3/20 that can be applied to future semesters.
None of our programs had classes originally scheduled during spring break (3/21-3/29).
Staff will still be reporting to work. Please e-mail Joanna Griffith if you have any questiosn or concerns.
Community Music @ Mizzou is the go-to place for community music activities at the University of Missouri. We offer programming tailored for people of all ages, including private lessons, group instruction, opportunities to perform in concert, and a variety of off-campus outreach performance and educational programs designed to enrich the cultural landscape of our region. Our consortium of programs reach well over 500 community members per year, are student-led and faculty-supported, and thus offer high-quality, low-cost opportunities to engage with and enjoy music-making. We are housed within the University of Missouri School of Music, and are a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Educators and the National Association of Schools of Music.
Our mission is to become a state leader in the practice, delivery, and development of community music education. We offer a number of opportunities to study music on-campus through private and group music lessons, and summer intensives for piano, band, choir, and string students. These are complemented by active outreach partnerships. Please click on the links below to read more about these programs.
While our community-based initiatives are important for creating a culture around both the practice and enjoyment of music-making, they also offer comprehensive skill-building opportunities for Mizzou students that dovetail with our entrepreneurship and career services offerings.
Information for Mizzou Students
Community Music @ Mizzou is developing into the primary laboratory wherein Mizzou music students earn pre-professional training as private music instructors and performers. Additional opportunities may soon be available for developing experience as administrators and arts advocates. Working with each of the programs listed above offers hands-on opportunities to engage with the community, and are complemented by a new set of entrepreneurship workshops, web resources, and classes to foster comprehensive career visioning, skill building, and networking. If you are a Mizzou music student interested in learning more about how to get involved, please visit our new Music Entrepreneurship page.