Our Story

The Uptown Music Collective was founded in 2000 by Dave Brumbaugh, a Berklee College of Music Graduate who was born and raised in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Since the turn of the century, the school has evolved into a highly respected nonprofit music school with a reputation for “walking its talk”, and delivering superior music education programs that have a lasting impact on students, families, and the community. 

Our story as an organization is about engaging students where they are, and then guiding them to where we would like them to go. It’s about our commitment to emphasizing modern music and new approaches to education, instead of holding fast to traditions that are beautiful, but out of touch with the modern world. Most importantly, it’s a story of building a community, instead of a customer base.