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2014 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

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Craig Cummings, Music TheoryCraig Cummings, Music Theory
Professor and Chair, Music Theory, History, and Composition, Ithaca College School of Music

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

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