Opportunities for Non-Music Majors

Non-music majors have multiple opportunities to continue their music studies while at Ithaca College.

Music Minor

The music minor is comprised of 22 credits and requires an audition for acceptance.
Music Minor Website

Private Lessons – for credit

Private lessons are offered in most instrument and voice areas. Lessons are offered for credit, require an informal audition, and incur an additional cost (typically about $180-200). Students typically study with graduate assistants. To inquire if lessons are offered in your area, please contact Dianne Zamoiski at dzamoiski@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3366.

Private Lessons – noncredit

A number of graduate and undergraduate students teach non-music majors on an informal basis. These are arranged directly between students, although faculty members may be able to serve as a resource, if needed.
Faculty Directory

Ensembles for Non-Music Majors

Ithaca is pleased to offer three non-music major ensembles (band, chorus, and orchestra) that rehearse once per week and perform once per semester.
Ensembles for Non-Music Majors Website

Auditioning for Major Ensembles

Non-music majors may audition for a major ensemble during the first week of the fall semester. Interested students should visit the School of Music main office during summer orientation or prior to the start of classes for more information. Audition information is available online.
Major Ensemble Audition Materials

Music Classes for Non-Music Majors

There are many music classes offered for non-music majors.
Course Catalog: Courses for the Non-Music Major

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