Where Passion Meets Progress

Join our inclusive community of innovative thinkers, performers, and trailblazers collaborating to push the performing arts forward. Here, in conservatory style programs that are grounded in the liberal arts, you’ll feel rapport and reinvention in the air—in our classrooms, in practice rooms and on and off our stages. Through multidisciplinary training and exposure, you’ll forge your career as you create a more equitable and sustainable tomorrow.

La Jerne Terry Cornish, president; Melanie Stein, provost; Ivy Walz, associate dean, Music; and Steve TenEyck, associate dean, Theatre and Dance talk about their excitement around the possibilities and benefits of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.


We are happy to welcome our new ensemble directors for 2023-24:

  • Daniel Cook, Director of Bands
  • Ho-Yin Kwok, Director of Orchestra
  • Khyle Wooten, Director of Choral Activities

Please also welcome our other new faculty starting 2023-24:

  • Ryan Dickson, Instructor of Theatre Arts Management
Alexa Chalnick
Alexa Chalnick
Muse in the Making: TikTok star Alexa Chalnick ’23 turned setbacks into successes by embracing creative resilience & daring other artists to join in.
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Eric Jordan Young
Eric Jordan Young
Musical Theatre
Journey to IC & Back: Eric Jordan Young ’93 finds fuel for continual collaboration, creative refuge, & transformation where he launched his career—IC.
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Bradley Whittemore
Bradley Whittemore
Music Education
Bomber (“with a capital B”) Bradley Whittemore ’16 helps students find their forte at IC’s School of Music.  
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Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out. 

The Center for Music
Ivy Walz, Associate Dean

The Center for Theatre and Dance
Steve TenEyck, Associate Dean