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Each year the Ithaca College School of Music hosts several dynamic competitions for current students and the general public. Some of our most popular competitions highlighted below are kicking off this summer. All are encouraged to apply -- updated information is available on the following competition sites.

35th Annual Choral Composition Contest
The 35th...

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Ithaca College’s James J. Whalen Center for Music will be the venue for the 19th annual New Directions Cello Festival, a three-day series of workshops and performances running from Friday to Sunday, June 7 to 9. In addition to instructional workshops and jam sessions, the festival will offer three public concerts:

• Friday Night Concert, June 7, 7:30–10:30 p.m.,...

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An article written by Music Education and Performance major Michael Reinemann (’13) was accepted for publication earlier this month in the Journal of Band Research, a premier collection of academic articles on musical analysis, band history, and rehearsal methodology. 

Titled “Agents of Form in the Third Movement of Ned Rorem's Sinfonia for 15 Wind Instruments,” Reinemann’s article investigates formal construction in a lesser-known 20th Century work for wind ensemble by Ned Rorem called “Sinfonia for 15 Winds and Percussion.” It will be published in the spring of 2014. 

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Lawrence Doebler, professor of performance studies and director of choral activities at the School of Music, will be retiring at the end of the semester after 35 years with Ithaca College.

To celebrate Mr. Doebler's time here, the School of Music will hold a reception in his honor on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the in TC Lounge on the 14th floor of the East Tower (formerly the Tower Club). 

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The Ithaca College Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform an adventurous program in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Friday, April 19.

Beginning at 8 p.m., the School of Music’s Choir (ICC) and Symphony Orchestra (ICSO)—conducted by Lawrence Doebler and Jeffery Meyer respectively—will perform “20th Century Anniversaries: Poulenc, Britten and Lutoslawski.” The program features a solo by guest alumna soprano Jessica Julin ’02, and will also include works by William Byrd and György Ligeti. 

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