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  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

Please note that this is a closed rehearsal and not open to parents or the public.


July 26, 2014 (check-out day)

Time Event Location Description
9:30 a.m. Dress Rehearsal for Final Gala Concert A & E Center Please note that this is a closed rehearsal and not open to parents or the public.
11:00 a.m. Applying to Music Schools Presentation Emerson Suites, Campus Center Admissions Director Townsend Plant will discuss the process for auditioning and applying to college music schools. Parents are welcome to attend as well as students.
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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