The Jazz Studies area at Ithaca College features four large jazz ensembles. The groups perform at least one concert per semester and also perform elsewhere on campus and in the community.  All Ithaca College students regardless of major are permitted to audition for the jazz ensembles.  

For audition repertoire and information on how to sign up to audition, please visit:

Click below to hear to the IC Jazz Ensemble perform director Mike Titlebaum's "Too Many Things" from a recent recording session:

  • Too Many Things by Mike Titlebaum, performed by the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble

On December 7th, 2012, Tthe IC Jazz Ensemble performed with world-class trumpeter Terell Stafford.  The complete performance was web streamed live, and can also be viewed in its entirely at the School of Music's On Demand page:


The Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble announces the 2013 Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest.  For the 2013 contest, all entries must feature trombone soloist, or at least contain a significant trombone solo portion. Entries will be accepted in two categories:

  1. high school students (have not yet started full-time college study), and
  2. all others (college or professional).

The winning pieces in both categories will be performed and recorded by the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble with world-renowned trombone soloist Jack Gale ho will serve as guest artist at the concert on Friday, October 11th, 2013.

To view the complete set of rules and download the entry form, please see the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest page.


Ithaca College jazz concerts events are now listed on their own page:



Questions about the jazz program at Ithaca College?  Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

School of Music  ·  3322 Whalen Center  ·  Ithaca College  ·  Ithaca, NY 14850  ·  (607) 274-3171  ·  Full Directory Listing