Dr. Craig Cummings, Professor of Music Theory, came to Ithaca College in 1989. He has been Chair of the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition since 1997.
In May 2011, Cummings was named the first winner of the Mary I. Arlin Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Music Theory. Given once every four years, the award "recognizes outstanding and distinguished teaching in undergraduate music theory courses" and "is intended to recognize individual faculty for sustained commitment to teaching and for teaching that rises above and beyond the individual fine class to a sustained performance of excellence."
- Ph.D. in Music Theory, Indiana University-Bloomington
Minors in Clarinet Performance and Music History and Literature
Dissertation: "Large Scale Coherence in Selected Nineteenth-Century Piano Variations"
- M.M. in Music Theory, Indiana University-Bloomington
Cognate field: Clarinet Performance
- B.M.E. in Music Education, Indiana University-Bloomington