Arthur E. Ostrander, Dean
William Pelto, Associate Dean
Craig Cummings, Associate Professor and Chair, Music Theory, History, and Composition
D. Kim Dunnick, Professor and Chair, Performance Studies
Keith Kaiser, Associate Professor and Chair, Music Education
For full faculty listing, see "Faculty and Administration."
Faculty and Administration
Now in its second century, the School of Music affirms its fundamental belief that music and the arts are essential components of the human experience. The School of Music contributes to the ongoing realization of this belief by preparing the music leaders of tomorrow -- highly trained professional musicians educated through expert musical instruction coupled with outstanding performance experiences.
The School of Music
The highest level of musicianship is fostered in all degree programs by developing and refining skills and knowledge in solo and ensemble performance, music theory, music history, and other supportive areas. Professional degrees in music education, performance, jazz studies, composition, sound recording technology, music theory, and music in combination with an outside field, as well as a liberal arts degree in music, prepare students for productive careers in teaching, performance, composition, recording, arts administration, and related areas of the music industry. As dedicated teachers, performers, composers, recording engineers, and arts administrators, Ithaca College graduates are national leaders in the arts.
An appreciation of the expressive qualities of music, the cultural enrichment provided by the world of music, and the personal reward of creating music give life and reason to the general study of music at Ithaca College.