High School Division

Check-In & Check-Out Schedule

Check-In: July 13, 2014

Time Event Location Description
12:00 p.m. Early registration A&E Center Lobby Students with specific medical conditions will be invited to register early to allow adequate time to speak with our health staff.
1:00 p.m. Registration and Check-In A&E Center Lobby
  • Registration
  • Sign release forms
  • Check-in to dorms
  • Meet faculty and staff
  • School of Music tours
2:30 p.m. Orientation Meeting Emerson Suites
  • Directors and Program Coordinators discuss SMA policies
  • Faculty and staff introduced
  • Question and answer session
Parents depart at conclusion of meeting.
3:00 p.m. Theory Assessments TBA, Whalen Center for Music Students will take a brief theory examination to determine their placement in Music Fundamentals.
3:30 p.m. Auditions Whalen Center; various rooms

Students will meet privately with faculty to perform a brief audition to determine seating placement within ensembles and chamber groups.

  • Orchestra: Download Orchestra Audition Requirements 
  • Wind Ensemble: Wind players and percussionists should plan to perform a solo or etude of their choice. Contrasting musical material (technical and lyrical styles) is preferred. Scales (chromatic through the range of the instrument/major and minor) and rudiments (percussion) may be heard. Sight-reading might also be part of the audition process and will be determined by the individual faculty member.
  • Jazz and Guitar: Please prepare 1-2 solo pieces, plus all known scales/rudiments. Sight-reading may also be required.
5:45 p.m. Dinner    
6:30 p.m. Campus Safety Presentation Emerson Suite B A representative from Campus Safety will be on hand to discuss Ithaca College campus safety policies.
7:00 p.m. Swim Test Pool Students who would like participate in swimming during recreation time will need to attend a swim test at this time.
8:00 p.m. Rehearsal Whalen Center; various rooms Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz ensembles will have their first rehearsal.
9:00 p.m. Dorm meetings    
10:30 p.m. Lights Out    

Check-Out Schedule:

Parents are invited to attend all of the following concerts. Students will perform on both Friday and Saturday and are not permitted to depart earlier than the stated check-out time.


July 25, 2014

Time Event Location Description
6:15 p.m. Chamber Music Concerts Various
  • String chamber ensembles: Hoerner Theatre, Dillingham
  • Wind/Brass/Percussion chamber ensembles, Hockett Recital Hall
  • Jazz combos: Presser Hall
8:30 p.m. Dress Rehearsal for Saturday's Gala Concert A & E Center



July 26, 2014 (check-out day)

Time Event Location Description
8:30 a.m. Dress Rehearsal for Final Gala Concert A & E Center  
11:00 a.m. (Tentative) Applying to Music Schools Presentation TBA Admissions Director Townsend Plant will discuss the process for auditioning and applying to college music schools.
11:45 a.m. Lunch Campus Center Students will eat in the dining halls. Parents are encouraged to eat before arrival.
12:30 p.m. Check-Out Dorms  
2:00 p.m. Gala Concert  A & E Center

SMA Final Gala Concert


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