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College hosts festival for alternative playing. By Mbeti Hyess

In June the College hosted the 14th annual New Directions Cello Festival, a “forum for the exchange of music and ideas in the field of nonclassical and alternative cello,” as festival director Chris White ’87 puts it. He and assistant director Sera Smolen ’77, M.S. ’86, brought nearly...

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Recent grad takes top honors in the annual competition.

Music-anthropology double degree holder Travis Knapp ’07 won first place and a $10,000 scholarship for his song “Before You Go” in the BMI...

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 Remember Ithaca bands Ol' Janx Spirit and Gel? Ben Lee ’98 and Andy Campolieto ’98 are still making great music together.   by George Sapio

"A few of our songs were probably written or worked on late at night right in this booth,” says Andy Compolieto...

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"The phrase 'Dancing with the Devil' suggests that someone is flirting with sin, corruption, or disaster. It is therefore a common dance that everyone revels in from time to time, but to my knowledge no music had ever been written to accompany it. This work begins innocently enough, but gradually gains exuberance and intensity as the devil persists and the dance...

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