Community Music School

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Mission Statement

The Heidelberg University Community Music School exists to promote development of a lifelong love of music for persons of all ages and ability levels. We provide a variety of educational and experiential opportunities for children and adults from our community and the surrounding area.


NEW! Youth Orchestra at the Community Music School

As a new outreach for music in the community, the Community Music School is launching its first-ever youth orchestra in the fall of 2015. The orchestra will be meeting on Saturday mornings beginning October 3rd. There will be a string ensemble for students in grades 4-6 and a youth orchestra for students in grade 7-12. Interested string players in these grades should email Cassandra Bryant at for more information or to register. Students are strongly urged to begin or continue taking private lessons on their string instrument while participating in the orchestra to facilitate a better experience for everyone. (Private lessons are available through Heidelberg.) Tuition for the orchestra will be $100 per semester, and students will be asked to attend an audition on Sept. 26th. Adult volunteers with experience playing strings are welcome and should also contact Ms. Bryant at the email address above. Please spread the word about this exciting new opportunity for young musicians in our area!

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JUMPStart! Piano Class for Advanced Beginners and Intermediates


Want to further your musical interests without a large commitment of time or money? Join a JUMPStart class! These 5-week sessions are offered as introductions to musical experiences. Classes now forming in piano for adults.

JUMPStart! classes are $40 per session, payable by check (made out to Heidelberg University Community School of Music) or cash by the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class; if not registered by second class, students may not continue attending. Register by calling Mrs. Cynthia Ramsdell, Director, Heidelberg University Community Music School, at 419-448-2619, or emailing

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Advanced Beginner Level assumes at least one year of prior piano lessons
Session 1 enrollment is open; classes run from Sept. 1 through Sept. 29th.
Session 2 enrollment opens September 30th; classes run from October 13 through November 10th.

Intermediate Level assumes two years of prior piano lessons
Adults ages 18 and over
Meets: Tuesday evenings, 8 p.m., Room 100 (piano lab), Brennemann Music Hall

Private Music Lessons

Private lessons are taught by Heidelberg and Community Instructors with a wide variety of educational levels. Lessons are offered on most instruments, keyboard, piano, organ, guitar, voice, and theory and composition for students at all age levels. Enrollment is continuous and flexible. Lessons can begin and end at any time. Recitals are offered each semester for enrolled students.

Rates begin at $12 for 30 minutes. Students are billed at the end of each semester for the number of lessons received.
For enrollment or questions, contact Mrs. Cynthia Ramsdell, Director, at, 419-448-2619.

Willy WonkaChildren's Musical Theatre Productions

Following the successful productions of Willy Wonka, JR, Seussical JR, and Beauty and the Beast, JR in 2014 and 2015, the Community Music School will present its fourth children's musical theater production through the Community Music School in November, 2015. The newest production will be Wizard of Oz, Jr. with rehearsals beginning in August on Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Brenneman Music Hall.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED. For information about registration for the Spring 2016 musical theater production, please contact Elizabeth Tracy at

The productions are open to students in grades 2-8 from Tiffin and the surrounding area. Heidelberg students and interested community members are welcome to volunteer as production helpers.

Primary production director is Elizabeth Tracy, Graduate from the Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre, assisted by Vanessa Cook.