Ithaca College Gospel Music Festival Invitational 

The Ithaca College Gospel Music Festival Invitational is directed by Dr. Baruch Whitehead and Dr. Janet Galvan. Every year, students from many areas across the eastern seaboard come to participate in celebrating and demonstrating their talent and love for Gospel music. 

Since 2006, world class guest clinicians have been invited to work with these students, including Linda Hall, Anthony Leach, Raymond Wise, William and Rosephanye Powell, Donald Dumpson, Glenn Burleigh and Diane White. As a part of this festival, students participate in a weekend of rehearsals with many esteemed choral directors and guest clinicians, as well as a concert with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Meyer. The concert takes place in the James J. Whalen Center for Music in Ford Hall.