International Music Applicants


International students attending Ithaca College enjoy all of the benefits of the American educational system within a community that values diversity and promotes cross-cultural understanding. Our students hail from the U.S. and 78 other countries and participate in a wide range of academic and co-curricular pursuits. International students within the School of Music receive the benefit of attending a world-renowned conservatory located in the middle of a beautiful college campus. More information:

Information for Students Who Participate in Regional Asia Auditions

  • Ithaca College is proud to join Boston University, Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Peabody Conservatory in participating as a member of the USA School of Music consortium.
    USA Schools of Music Website
    Regional audition dates and locations in Asia
  • Depending on the strength of the audition and the needs of the School of Music, applicants may be required to submit additional audition materials, a supplemental audition recording, or perform an audition at Ithaca during an on-campus audition day. Sound recording technology, jazz, conducting, and composition applicants must visit Ithaca College for a live interview. Composition and conducting applicants are not required to perform an instrumental audition.
  • Following the audition, students must apply to Ithaca College.
    Undergraduate Application to Ithaca College
    Graduate Application to Ithaca College

Did You Know?

  • Ithaca College is ranked #7 among universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Graduate tuition was recently reduced to approximately $10-12,000 per year ($729/credit); That's about 1/4 the cost of our private competitor schools!

Helpful Links for International Students


Ithaca graduates pursue careers in professional performance, K-12 teaching, higher education, Suzuki pedagogy, and as professional conductors and composers. Many of our students continue their studies at some of the top graduate and doctoral institutions in the country.

Our alumni are currently teaching in public schools across the country and in prominent music schools including Oberlin Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Harvard University, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, University of Michigan, New England Conservatory of Music, and Northwestern University. In addition, graduates have gone on to pursue successful performance careers with the Baltimore Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, National Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Toronto Symphony, U.S. Army Band, and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band.

Ithaca College-Cornell University Partnership

Separated by a distance less than 2 miles (3 km), Ithaca College and Cornell University have a close partnership that allows matriculated full-time students with prior approval and within stated stipulations, to cross-register for one course per semester.

Learn More About the IC-CU Exchange Program

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