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Annual Campaign Master Image for 2021-2022

Giving Tuesday 2021

On this Giving Tuesday, give to the Uptown Music Collective’s Annual Campaign.  Through your contribution, you are supporting a youth development program that impacts its participants in a unique and powerful way. Yes, we’re all about music here at the UMC, but what we do goes #beyondmusic to instill an understanding of the importance of discipline, hard work and community, and prepare students for a positive, healthy and productive future. Support Us…

Annual Campaign Master Image for 2021-2022

Annual Campaign 2021-2022

The Uptown Music Collective is about so much more than music. Through your contribution, you are supporting a youth development program that impacts its participants in a unique and powerful way. Yes, we’re all about music here at the UMC, but what we do goes #beyondmusic to instill an understanding of the importance of discipline, hard work and community, and prepare students for a positive, healthy and productive future. Support Us…

WUMC: FM Radio Hits of the '70s

WUMC: FM Radio Hits of the '70s

The students of the Uptown Music Collective return to the Community Arts Center stage to kick off their 2021-2022 Performance Season with WUMC: FM Radio Hits of the ‘70s. This performance will focus on radio rock & pop hits of the 1970s from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Free, Heart, Bob Seger, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Eddie Money, Meat Loaf, and many more. This concert will be unlike anything the school has presented before, featuring area DJ’s live on stage, giving the audience a “retro ‘70s radio atmosphere” while adding a new and exciting element to the Collective’s traditionally outstanding live performances.   Show Info…

Now Enrolling for Discovering Music Program for Fall of 2021

Enroll Now for Discovering Music

The Uptown Music Collective is now enrolling for its popular early childhood music program, Discovering Music! For the fall semester, we are offering multiple classes for both Pre-School Age (Ages 3-5) & School Age (Ages 6-8) students. Classes begin Sept 21st with LIMITED SPOTS in each section available. The deadline to enroll is Sept 15th. Spots are excepted to fill up quickly so don’t wait. Click Here to enroll TODAY! 

COVID-19 UPDATE : September 7th, 2021

With the continuing uptick in cases and our ongoing commitment to following the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s orders pertaining to Face Coverings in K-12 School Entities. We have decided it is once again necessary to require masks to be worn at all times while in our facility by all staff, teachers, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. This will start on Tuesday, Sept 7th, 2021.  Read more…

Fall Enrollment 2021 at the Uptown Music Collective

Enrolling for Fall '21

The Uptown Music Collective is enrolling for the upcoming Fall Semester during our enrollment week: August 9th – 14th. Click Here to Enroll.

UMC FCFP Grant Press Photo

Uptown Music Collective awarded nearly $30,000 through FCFP grant to meet equipment and technology needs

The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, has received an award in the amount of $26,954.23 from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The allocation, which represents a grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund, is to be used for curriculum recording and streaming equipment, as well as upgrades to computers and software for staff. Read more…

Cast Your Vote - Round 2

Cast Your Vote for the Uptown Music Collective’s 2021-2022 Performance Season

The Uptown Music Collective is currently planning performances for the upcoming 2021-2022 performance season, 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!  Click Here to Vote…

Summer Music Festival 2021

Summer Music Festival 2021

The Uptown Music Collective is set to present its annual free Summer Music Festival on Saturday, July 24th at Williamsport’s Brandon Park Band Shell. The day’s festivities will begin at 1 pm with free music performances all day, as well as food vendors, raffles, and more. This event is sponsored, in part, through partnerships with Hudock Capital Group, Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, and K&S Music South Williamsport. Read More…

Scholarship Applications are available 2021-2022

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

**UMC SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT!!*** The Uptown Music Collective is now accepting scholarship applications for its 2021-2022 school year! This year, the Collective is offering 11 needs- and merit-based scholarships to currently enrolled students, as well as new students wishing to enroll in the school for the upcoming year. All scholarships that are being offered will cover one full year at the school of music. Current scholarship stewards include The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania via the Lew Gilberti Fund, Angelina’s Song Foundation, Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Hudock Capital Group, Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, UPMC, The Miller Family, and KFC.

The deadline to submit your application is July 16th, 2021!

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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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 2021 – 2022 UMC calendar

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

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