The great pianist and composer Franz Liszt was born in October 1811, and the Ithaca College School of Music will wrap up its month-long celebration of his 200th birthday with two free events on Friday, October 28

·  At 7 p.m., alumnus lecturer Jeffery Engel will talk on “Liszt and Literature.”

·  At 8:15 p.m., faculty performers Charis Dimaras, Jennifer Hayghe, Brad Hougham, Deborah Montgomery-Cove, Elizabeth Simkin and Susan Waterbury will perform selected instrumental and vocal chamber works by Liszt.


Timothy A. Johnson, associate professor of music theory and chair of graduate studies in music, just published John Adams's Nixon in China: Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives (Ashgate Publishing). This publication is his third book, each of which engages music in an interdisciplinary context--along with Foundations of Diatonic Theory: A Mathematically Based Approach to Music Fundamentals and Baseball and the Music of Charles Ives: A Proving Ground (Scarecrow Press), winner of the Sporting News-SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) Baseball Research Award.

Dr Johnson has published and presented numerous papers on the music of John Adams, and his 1991 dissertation was the first dissertation on the music of John Adams.


Take advantage of the more than 300 concerts offered each year by the School of Music.  A full listing of all concerts and events is available at /music/events/


The New York State Music Teachers Association is pleased to invite you to their annual state Conference, held this year on the beautiful campus of Ithaca College, October 21-23.  The Association's conference committee, with the invaluable leadership of Dr. Diane Birr, Ithaca College School of Music Professor, has been working hard planning the workshops, competitions, seminars, master classes, performances and social events for the weekend. They are pleased that Dr. Benjamin Caton, the President of the MTNA, will attend the Conference, in honor of NYSMTA's 50th anniversary.


The final phase of the School of Music's web streaming project was successfully realized with the airing of the October 5th Concert Band performance.  Using the new, high-definition cameras with remote control capabilities in Ford Hall, more than 150 people enjoyed the event virtually.

The next concert to be streamed live is the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble, on October 13th at 8:15pm.


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