The Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition is a position awarded annually to a major figure in music composition today. The Visiting Professors come to the Ithaca College campus during the course of the academic year to lecture on their music and issues relevant to contemporary composition. In addition, during their time on campus, they hold private lessons with the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance's composition majors. Over the year of their professorship, their music is performed and examined by Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance faculty and students.
The Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition for 2022-23 is Thomas Simaku.