news & events

At the Collective, we’re always up to something. Check out our upcoming events and most notable news! Click On the images below to read more!

Now Enrolling for Winter

The best time to enroll is now! We are offering virtual and in-person private lessons on guitar, voice, keyboard, bass, & drums. Enrollment week will be Dec.14th – 19th. Click here to enroll now…

Reelin' In The Years Show held at the Community Arts Center on December 4th & 5th

Reelin' In The Years: The Music of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers

On December 4th and 5th, the Uptown Music Collective and the Community Arts Center will team up to bring the community Reelin’ In The Years: The Music of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers. The performance, the first of its kind in the area since March, will feature the music of rock and roll hall of fame inductees Steely Dan (2020) and The Doobie Brothers (2010). There will be limited tickets available for three live performances as well as a ticketed live stream of the Saturday night performance. This show is sponsored in part through a partnership with Hudock Capital Group. Read more…

Holiday Party at Your House!

Join us on December 19th for an exclusive concert featuring intimate, unplugged performances by UMC students.

This fully digital fundraising event is being executed in partnership with Guitarley’s. As we revamp the open mic night concept and reimagine it with the safety of you and our students in mind, we’re looking forward to Rocking with you – right in your living room!

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Meet the Members of this year's SPG1

 Read about each of the students that make up the cast of the Uptown Music Collective’s 2020-2021 Performance Season. Each & every one of them went through a competitive audition process to be in our prestige performance group — SPG1.

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The Uptown Music Collective's Annual Campaign

Help Support the Uptown Music Collective.

This year, the Uptown Music Collective is facing new challenges and changes as we navigate the execution of our programs through COVD-19 precautions. We’re going back to our roots, leaning on the development of creativity and work ethic in our students, and finding new ways to connect with our community.

Your gift ensures that we can keep moving forward. Beyond helping to fund our free class and workshop initiative, you’ll be supporting the entirety of the Collective’s programming, right down to keeping the lights on.

Now more than ever, we need your help. When you make your tax-deductible donation, you become part of the UMC family. Read more…

Dave Brumbaugh is a Bright Light.

Dave Brumbaugh, Executive Director & Founder of the Uptown Music Collective earns his 2020 PPL Bright Light Award AND $10,000 from PPL Electric Utilities & PPL Corporation representatives Tracie Logue Witter & Brenda Nichols…

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COVID-19 UPDATE - AUGUST 31, 2020

The Uptown Music Collective will be offering in-person and virtual lessons beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020 for the Fall Semester. We will be adhering to guidelines set forth by the CDC as well as the PA State Board of Education. Read more…

Cast Your Vote!

With the upcoming 2020-2021 Performance Season, the Uptown Music Collective will continue celebrating 20+ years of serving the community. We are currently planning our shows for this landmark year, and we really want to hear from YOU, our friends, fans, and supporters about what YOU would like to see us perform in the upcoming year. Read more…

20th Anniversary Celebration Canceled

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Uptown Music Collective has been forced to cancel our 20th Anniversary performance. Those that purchased tickets to this show will be receiving an email from the Community Arts Center with Refund Instructions. We will be pushing the 20th Anniversary Celebration concert to April of 2021. Read more…

7th Annual Mom Prom PostPoned

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 7th Annual Mom Prom has been postponed in hopes to reschedule sometime later this year. Read more…

the 2019 – 2020 UMC calendar

Check out our calendar & keep up to date with us! Click On the calendar image below!

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