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!

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…

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…

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!

Raise the Region with the Uptown Music Collective 2021

Respect: A Tribute to the Women of R&B

***THANK YOU!!*** Last night the Uptown Music Collective took to the Community Arts Center stage for #OneNightOnly to present Respect: A Tribute to the Women of R&B as we closed out a crazy 2020-2021 performance season! This was the first major performance for the students since early 2020 without masks and the first with full seating available in the theatre…  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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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…

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 2020 – 2021 UMC calendar

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


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