When to Study at ICNYC

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology will study in New York City during the fall of their senior year.

Fall Courses Part of ICNYC

3 credits      Liberal Arts 
There will always be a Fine Arts designated Liberal Arts course offered in NYC. There will always be a Social Science designated Liberal Arts course offered in NYC. Please review the Academic Course section of the ICNYC website to see all courses that are slated to be offered.

2 credits      Private Lessons 
The Dean and current faculty would approve studio professors in New York City. The professor would be assigned to the student. 

For vocalists: Students will receive 10 lessons with a studio professor and 4 vocal coaching sessions with one vocal coach. 

.5 credits     Professional Career Mentoring, PFMJ 19800, NLA 
This course is designed to allow students to shadow a professional teacher/performer in their professional obligations. Students will attend rehearsals, observe lessons, and attend performances in order to gain an understanding of the teacher's professional life in NYC. This course will substitute for the required repertoire and pedagogy class (PFMJ 19900, also .5 credit) required for on-campus music students.

3 credits 
     Music in New York City, MUMC 21100, LA A seminar designed around music performances such as orchestral, opera, musical theatre, chamber, and new music performances programed in NYC during the semester. Students enrolled in the ICNYC program will attend a planned selection of at least seven performances and meet weekly for preparation, discussion, and reflection. As appropriate students will have the opportunity to attend rehearsals and meet the artists. 

3 credits      Sound Recording Technology Immersion in NYC, MUMC 41200, NLA Students work with professionals in the field to learn about the music business, including recording studio, mastering studio, and film and television. 

1 credit       Music Elective: SRT Mini-Course, MUMC 41400, NLA This mini-course will explore special topics related to the ever-changing entertainment industry.This experience substitutes for a major ensemble. This course will be available if there is appropriate enrollment in the program. NYC Music Special Topics Mini-course MUMC 22100, LA may be substituted if this course does not meet its enrollment target.

Total credits: 12.5

Academic Planning

Students who wish to complete their required internship during the spring of their senior year should speak to Professor Perialas during their junior year. Students should be sure to ask to be considered for special arrangements to complete their senior project.

Practicing at ICNYC

Practicing is not only crucial for your success at Ithaca College, but for your future career. Ithaca College has made arrangements with rehearsal studios in New York City to provide students with amble time for solo practice. 

Opera America: 330 Seventh Avenue, NYC 10001 Tel. 212-796-8620

Ithaca College will pay for the following hours of rehearsal time during the fall semester:

2 hours per day: Winds, Percussion, Voice

3 hours per day: Piano, Strings


Studying in NYC is a time for Music and SRT majors to explore what professional life there can be. Through a partnership with Hunter College, students may audition for the Hunter Symphony or Jazz Ensemble. As students get to know their studio professors in the city, they may be presented with additional ensemble performance opportunities. Starting when students apply for the program, they are encouraged to then begin researching ensemble performance opportunities related to their instrument. There are many community groups that would welcome an IC student's participation.

Ready to apply?

The application is available online.