High on the hill in Collegetown last Thursday, June 12, in front of a standing-room-only crowd, members of the Ithaca College School of Music Jazz faculty—including Michael Titlebaum (saxophone), Greg Evans (drum set), and Nicholas Walker (double bass)—played side-by-side with the Ithaca High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Treat, an IC School of Music alum.
A unique opportunity for both groups, the concert featured compositions by Ithaca College Jazz Studies Director Michael Titlebaum, Ithaca College Professor Emeritus Steve Brown, and Ithaca High School students Soren Jung and Kieran Loehr, as well as works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Machito, Rogers & Heart, Bob Shaut, and Pat Metheny.
The 2014 Sixth Ithaca International Conducting Master Class, run jointly by conductors Jeffery Meyer (Ithaca College) and Chris Younghoon Kim (Cornell University) will feature Carl St. Clair, Music Director of the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California. The masterclass is comprised of five days of classes, rehearsals and discussions culminating in a final concert conducted by the eight masterclass participants.
ITHACA, NY — Renowned wind band conductor Frank Battisti will return to his hometown and alma mater to take part in two public performances, work with current students and help celebrate an exhibit in his honor in the Ithaca College School of Music.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Battisti and Stephen Peterson will conduct the...
Tango de Cámara (Steve Mauk, Pablo Cohen, & Nicholas Walker) will be performing at the Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (430 College Avenue, Ithaca) at Cornell University next Tuesday, July 23. This free concert of trios, duos, and solo selections will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include the music of Piazzolla, Dana Wilson, Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Nicholas Walker, Tchaikovsky, and several South American composers.
Hailing from Hallstead, PA, Marcia Rose — an incoming School of Music freshman double majoring in music education and piano performance — is one of 4,500 students across the U.S. to receive a 2013 National Merit Scholarship.