University Schools

Fine Arts

All music, art, and theatre events and activities are postponed until further notice.

We believe in developing the creative mind as much as the academic. As such, students at University Schools have the opportunity to participate in music and fine arts programs. From music classes in elementary to learning to play a musical instrument to developing vocal instrumentation skills, University Schools helps to develop the whole child.

We recognize and appreciate your support for all of our students in our fine arts programs.

Elementary Music Program

Students learn the fundamentals of music as they engage in singing and games and gain exposure to a variety of musical instruments. Elementary students learn a variety of fun songs as they celebrate holidays and share their talents through performances held throughout the year.

Elementary Art Classes

We offer art enrichment classes through the PAWS program both during the school year and over the summer months.

Middle and High School Band

High school and middle school students at University Schools may participate in band beginning in the 6th grade. Practice plays an important role when students embark upon this stage of their musical education. We rely on you, the parents, to direct and guide them in their endeavors. We recognize and appreciate your support. Every little bit you do matters!

Marching Band

Marching band is an after-school band for high school band students who are interested in performing at football games and marching band competitions. Students must be enrolled in a high school band to join (symphonic band or wind symphony). Marching band learns the majority of the music and movements at band camp, which happens in August, and all practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The marching band plays at all home football games and separate marching competitions. Marching band is concluded at the end of October! Students are instructed to join the marching band at the beginning of the year. Email Mr. Goering at if you have questions.

Pep Band

Pep band is an after-school band for high school band students who are interested in playing at basketball games. This is a spring semester group! Students must be enrolled in a high school band to join (symphonic band or wind symphony). Pep band learns the majority of the music and movements at camp, which happens in January, and all practices are the night of our basketball games. The pep band plays at most home girls and boys basketball games, at assemblies, and at various events around the school. Students may join pep band after the school year has started. Email Mr. Goering at if you have questions. 

Middle School/High School Choir

Students in grades 6–12 may participate in choir without audition and are encouraged to join regardless of experience or ability level. Incoming freshmen and high school ladies new to choir should register for Women's Choir. Students learn about leadership, community, service, and expression through singing and performing together in a nurturing environment. They grow as musicians by studying the theory and history of music while experiencing a wide variety of musical styles from many eras and cultures. Choir offers many performance opportunities throughout the year in the school and community.

The Arts

Students participate in a variety of courses designed to encourage and support creativity through a variety of mediums. We offer: art, ceramics, drawing and painting, comics, and printmaking and book arts.

Theatre Arts

We open the world of the theatre arts to our students as they learn new acting styles and perform in and develop plays and programs. Students also learn to create sets and costumes, utilizing all talents, whatever they may be.

Contact Information

Mr. Clark Goering
Middle School Band, High School Wind Symphony, and Jazz Band
(970) 576-3921

Ms. Meredith Roeder
Elementary Music Program
(970) 506-7000, ext. 8302

Ms. Kristy Bauer
Middle and High School Drama
(970) 506-7077

Mr. Jared Butler
Middle School Art
(970) 576-3923

Ms. Monica Pendergast
Middle School and High School Choir
(970) 506-7024

Mr. Kwami Barnett
High School Symphonic Band
(970) 576-3921

Ms. Therese Carver
Elementary Art Program
(970) 506-7060

Mr. Devin Moses
High School Art
(970) 506-6812

Ms. Rachel Weigle
High School Art
(970) 506-7037