Serious Musicians. Serious Success.

Ithaca graduates pursue careers in professional performance, teaching, arts administration, music merchandising, instrument manufacturing, recreational music, music publishing, sound recording, and throughout the entertainment and concert industry. In fact, Ithaca's graduates work in almost every imaginable field of music. 

Not only do Ithaca graduates have the advantage of the school's strong reputation in music circles throughout the country, but they also have assistance in career planning from a member of the music staff in cooperation with the College's Office of Career Services. 

In addition, many Ithaca alumni have been actively involved with the Center for Music and have served as resources for career opportunities for our current students, As a result, the school's graduates have achieved an exceptional level of job placement success. 

Performing with the Best

Our graduates have been members of such organizations as: 

  • Ars Nova String Quartet
  • Baltimore Symphony
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Chicago Symphony
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • National Symphony
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • St. Louis Symphony
  • Toronto Symphony
  • U.S. Army Band
  • U.S. Marine Band ("The President's Own")

Life After Ithaca College

Whether they teach privately or in public schools, perform with symphony orchestras or chamber ensembles, work in arts management or publishing, all music graduates have a common bond: they are serious musicians who evolved into professionals within Ithaca's supportive, distinctive community.

Featured Alumni

Noako Takada, M.M. '01
Concert percussionist
First prize winner (2002) Young Concert Artists International Auditions

Sharon Sweet, M.M. '78
Has performed with the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Opera, and Metropolitan Opera