Dates, Locations, and Schedules

The Center for Music holds auditions and interviews in December, January, and February in-person, via Zoom, and through recorded submissions. Please see below for more information.

Location & Dates


  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024


  • February 3, 2024

If you cannot join us for the in-person or Zoom audition options above, please email Our Admission Team will work with you to figure out if there is another option for your audition.

Venue & Schedule


Ithaca College, Whalen Center for Music • 953 Danby Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850



9:00am Whalen Welcome
Chat with current Center for Music students
9:30am Welcome Session
Performances, Remarks from Center for Music Leadership
10:00am - 10:25am Meet & Greet with Studio Faculty
10:30am - 10:55am Meet & Greet with Program/Degree Faculty
11:00am Auditions Begin
11:30am Interviews Begin
3:00pm End of Day

Components of Your Audition Day

Your audition day complete will consist of a few components depending on the major(s) to which you apply. Here's what you can expect:

During your audition, you should expect to meet and play for a faculty member (or two!) from your area. A faculty member from a similar instrument area may also be in the room to hear your audition.

Applicants to specific degree programs will participate in an interview with faculty members from that particular area.

  • B.M. Composition: Meet with our Composition faculty to discuss your compositional process, as well as the scores that you submit with your application materials. Approximately 15 minutes.
  • B.M. Jazz Studies: Jazz applicants will perform with a combo of IC jazz musicians as part of their audition day. Approximately 15 minutes.
  • B.M. Music Education / B.M. Music Education & Performance: Speak with a member of our Music Education faculty to discuss any teaching experience you have had thus far, as well as your goals in the Music Education degree. Approximately 10 minutes.
  • B.M. Sound Recording Technology: Meet with members of the SRT faculty, practice critical listening skills, and discuss your background in audio engineering thus far. Approximately 20 minutes.

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