Community Music School

community music school logoMission Statement

The Heidelberg University Community Music School exists to promote development of a lifelong love of music for persons of all ages and ability levels. We provide a variety of educational and experiential opportunities for children and adults from our community and the surrounding area.


Willy Wonka

Children's Musical Theatre Productions

Following the successful productions of Willy Wonka, JR, Seussical JR, Beauty and the Beast, JR, The Wizard of Oz, JR., and James and The Giant Peach, JR, the Community Music School is proud to present The Lion King JR, as its sixth children's musical theater production in the Fall of 2016. Rehearsals begin on August 28, 2016 on Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Brenneman Music Hallon Heidelberg Campus.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is AUGUST 1, 2016. Performances are November 26 and 27, 2016. For information about registering for the Fall 2016 musical theater production, please contact Elizabeth Tracy at All students who register by the deadline will have a part in the show. Participation cost is $75 per child (no more than $150 per family).

Registration Form

The productions are open to students in grades 2-8 from Tiffin and the surrounding area. Heidelberg students and interested community members are welcome to volunteer as production helpers. Primary production director is Elizabeth Tracy, Graduate from the Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre, assisted by Vanessa Cook.

Youth Orchestra at the Community Music School, Spring 2016

As a new outreach for music in the community, the Community Music School launched its first-ever youth orchestra in the fall of 2015. The orchestra meets on Saturday mornings at Brenneman Music Hall. There is a string ensemble for students in grades 4-6 and a youth orchestra for students in grade 7-12. Interested string players in these grades should email Cassandra Bryant at for more information or to register for the spring semester. Students are strongly urged to begin or continue taking private lessons on their string instrument while participating in the orchestra to facilitate a better experience for everyone. (Private lessons are available through Heidelberg.) Tuition for the orchestra will be $100 per semester, and students new to the orchestra in the spring will be asked to attend an audition on Jan 30th. Adult volunteers with experience playing strings are welcome and should also contact Ms. Bryant at the email address above. Please spread the word about this exciting new opportunity for young musicians in our area! The final concert will be Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, in Ohl Concert Hall in Brenneman.

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Private Music Lessons

Private lessons are taught by Heidelberg and Community Instructors with a wide variety of educational levels. Lessons are offered on most instruments, keyboard, piano, organ, guitar, voice, and theory and composition for students at all age levels. Enrollment is continuous and flexible. Lessons can begin and end at any time. Recitals are offered each semester for enrolled students.

Rates begin at $12 for 30 minutes. Students are billed at the end of each semester for the number of lessons received.
For enrollment or questions, contact Mrs. Cynthia Ramsdell, Director, at, 419-448-2619.