On-Campus Audition Day Schedule

Time Event Location
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration & Whalen Welcome McHenry Lobby
10:00 - 10:25 a.m. Concert and Remarks from Dean and Director of Music Admission Ford Hall
10:30 - 10:55 a.m. Meet Performance Faculty Whalen Center for Music
11:00 - 11:25 a.m. Meet Program Faculty Whalen Center for Music
11:30 a.m. Audition Events Commence Whalen Center for Music
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Financial Aid Presentation / General Q&A Hockett Family Recital Hall / Hockett Green Room
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Financial Aid Presentation / General Q&A Hockett Family Recital Hall / Hockett Green Room
1:30 p.m. Campus Tour (Pending Availability) Departs from McHenry Lobby

Parents/guardians are invited to attend all audition day sessions above, aside from applicants' audition and interview sessions.

Schedule is subject to minor changes. Changes will be communicated in advance via email.


Our campus address is:

953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Driving Directions

Campus Map

Auditions will be located in the J.J. Whalen Center for Music.

Interactive Campus Map


All parking lots are open and free to the public on the weekend. We recommend that you park in G Lot (limited spaces), F Lot, or J Lot. If you park in J Lot, the Baker Walkway will lead to the Whalen Center for Music. We do not recommend parking in the Visitor Parking Lot, as it is long walk to the Whalen Center.

Interactive Parking Map

Inclement Weather

Auditions will proceed regardless of inclement weather. If you are unable to attend your audition due to travel difficulties, please contact our office to reschedule. If this occurs on the last audition date, you will need to contact our faculty members to schedule a special audition, or send a video recorded audition.


The closest hotels to Ithaca College are the Country Inn and Suites and La Tourelle. A variety of hotels and inns are available in the Ithaca area. Explore various options at the link below:

Lodging Options In Ithaca

Accompanists (Vocalists Only)

Voice applicants are encouraged to perform with a live accompanist. Applicants may provide their own accompanist or use an Ithaca College staff accompanist. The fee for this service is $25 for undergraduate applicants. We accept credit, cash, and checks. Checks should be made payable to "Ithaca College" and presented to the registration desk on the audition day. Applicants must bring with them original, published versions of their repertoire that is clear, legible, and stays open and flat. Applicants may also bring copies for pianist use, as long as published versions are in their possession at the audition. 

More information about accompaniment can be found here.

Practice Rooms

Practice rooms are available for use before your audition. Practice rooms are also open and available on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday until midnight.

Concerts and Events

If you are arriving early or staying late, you are encouraged to attend one of the 350+ concerts our students and faculty present each year.

Concert Calendar