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USF Community Music Project

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The USF Community Music Project supports our community’s children and adults of all ages and levels to experience and grow through music. We believe that music is essential and transforms lives.

  • We foster engagement with music and the arts through cultivating skills, understanding, and artistry
  • We offer equitable and inclusive music making and learner-centered arts experiences
  • We promote social and emotional connections between music creation, consumption, and the human condition

Through the Community Music Project, USF Artist-Faculty and USF music majors offer private lessons, classes, workshops, and events for everyone interested in enjoying and creating music. These opportunities are available for students of nearly all ages (6 and higher) and all levels, ranging from complete beginners through very advanced.

*To join Our Community, please complete our Interest Form (one per student) for more information, or contact us if you have questions.


  • Shades of Broadway The Wiz with Prof. Allyssa Jones, Director of USF Vocal Ensembles: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM. 10 one and a half-hour classes. Each semester this course will focus on a show created by underrepresented composers on Broadway. Spring 2023 will be The Wiz; open to singers and instrumentalists of all ages and levels.  Now accepting new students through February 1.
    •  THIS CLASS IS COMPLETELY FULL!!! Beat Club for Music Production with Mr. Kenrick Wagner, Director of the USF Commercial Music Program (beat making with DAWs and Midi controllers): Wednesdays, 5-6 PM. 10 one-hour classes. High school to adult / ages 14+. Create your own hip-hop/EDM/video game beats using online sounds, digital audio workstations, and midi controllers. Learn about EQ, sequencing, and arranging sounds using industry standards. Explore how to create a business with your beats. Ten classes, beginning January 25.

Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, complete our interest form

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SPRING 2023 CLASSES still accepting registrations: Tampa Campus

  • R&B Group: Are you an R&B singer? Are you inspired by New Edition, Boyz II Men, Jodeci and legends like the Temptations, The Spinners and others? Get ready- a new group is forming just for you! CMP is sponsoring an auditioned ensemble featuring 4-5 tenor/bass voices and a 4-piece band (keys, guitar, bass, drums). After 5 weeks of rehearsals, we will make our public debut, kicking off a series of public performances throughout the Tampa Bay area. Vocalists and instrumentalists must submit a preliminary audition video by Friday, January 27th. Call back auditions will be in person on January 31st and February 2nd. Vocals, 12 sessions: Mondays/Thursdays, 8-9:30 PM. Band, 12 sessions: Thursdays 8-9:30 PM, Fridays 3-5 PM. Tuition: $180.00 (discounts available). 5 weeks of rehearsals (beginning February 6), followed by a performances. 


  • USF Flute Festival, with Guest Artist, Marianne Gedigian: April 15, 2023. This all-day event invites flutists and flute ensembles from all over to join together, attend workshops and concerts, read through music together, and perform as one community group. This FREE event is sponsored by USF ResearchOne, Flutistry Florida, and the USF Communty Music Project. More information soon - be sure to save the date!
  • USF Flute Festival Flute Choir: for all ages and levels of flutists. More info announced soon but contact Francesca Arnone directly.

Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, until filled


Private Lesson Schedule:  lesson times to be arranged with the instructor and do not require an audition. Everyone may study with our world-class faculty!

  • Artist-Faculty (all are current professors who are USF Faculty): $525 for 10 weeks of 45-minute lessons. For the same tuition, 8 weeks of 60-minute lessons are available. 
  • Instructors (all are current USF Music Majors): $300 for 10 weeks of 45-minute lessons (or 8 weeks of 60-minute lessons). No audition necessary!

Special trial term (pending teacher availability): $180 for 3 weeks of 45-minute lessons, Artist-Faculty, or 5 weeks of 45-minute lessons with Instructors

Private lessons available for all band and orchestra instruments, plus guitar, ukulele, voice, piano, pop piano, jazz piano, jazz saxophone, composition, jazz composition, theory, conducting, rapping, beatmaking, and more

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