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Students that are not majoring in music have multiple opportunities to continue their music studies while at Ithaca College.


To find out all the ways that non-music majors can get involved in music, please download the this document.

Campus Ensembles for Non-Music Majors

Ithaca is pleased to offer numerous performing experiences for the non-music majors, including Band, Chorus, Orchestra, African Drum and Dance, and instrumental and vocal jazz bands. In general, these ensembles rehearse once or twice per week and perform once per semester.
Ensembles for Non-Music Majors Website

Auditioning for Ensembles

Non-music majors may also audition for an ensemble during the first week of the fall semester. Interested students should visit the Center for Music main office during summer orientation or prior to the start of classes for more information. Audition information is available online.
Ensemble Audition Materials (Materials go live late July of each coming school year)

Music Classes for Non-Music Majors

The School of Music offers many music classes for non-music majors.
Course Catalog: Courses for the Non-Music Major

Private Lessons (For Credit)

Private lessons are offered in most instrument and voice areas. Lessons are offered for credit, require an informal audition, and incur an additional cost (typically about $180-200). Students typically study with graduate assistants. To inquire if lessons are offered in your area, please contact Kitty Whalen at kwhalen@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3538.

Private Lessons (Not For Credit)

A number of graduate and undergraduate students teach non-music majors on an informal basis. These are arranged directly between students, although faculty members may be able to serve as a resource, if needed.
Faculty Directory

Music Minor

Students interested in a substantive program of private lesson instruction, theory, aural skills, and music history are encouraged to audition for the music minor. To schedule an audition, please visit the Music Minor Website.