Intermediate Division

2013 Intermediate Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Please note that this is a list of faculty from the 2013 season. 2014 faculty will be announced soon.

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James Mick, OrchestraJames Mick, Orchestra
Assistant Professor of Music Education, Ithaca College; PhD, Florida State University; MM, Ithaca College; BM, Texas Christian University

Dr. James Mick is an assistant professor of music education at Ithaca College in upstate New York. He teaches courses in string pedagogy and rehearsal techniques, helps manage junior string student teachers, supervises underclassman music education majors, and conducts the Ithaca College Sinfonietta, a full-orchestra consisting primarily of non-music majors.

An active lecturer, clinician, conductor, and performer, Dr. Mick has recently presented at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester, New York, adjudicated middle school and high school orchestras in Florida, Massachusetts, and New York, and published articles in the String Research Journal (in press) and Florida Music Director. Additionally, he was recently appointed assistant conductor of the Ithaca Community Orchestra and appointed secretary of the New York State chapter of American String Teachers Association (NYASTA). Previous to joining the Ithaca College faculty, Dr. Mick was the assistant conductor of the Big Bend Community Orchestra and a double bass section player with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

Originally a native of Kansas, Dr. Mick has taught elementary and middle school orchestra in Texas, and high school orchestra and jazz band in New York. Dr. Mick holds degrees in Music Education from Florida State University (Ph.D.), Ithaca College (M.M.), and Texas Christian University (B.M.E.). His research interests include string instrument vibrato, music preferences, and performance perceptions. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Mick enjoys spending time outdoors. He is an avid bicyclist, enjoys camping, and loves to curiously explore the next bend in the road.

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