Why Music Education at Ithaca College?

  • Founded in 1892 as a conservatory of music, the Ithaca College School of Music provides a comprehensive program devoted to excellence in performance and pedagogy.
  • Ten full-time Music Education faculty members and several part-time professionals guide Music Education undergraduates through a full and rich experience with major-area courses and student teaching.
  • Music Education faculty members are educator-practitioners; they continue to work regularly with music students in public schools and remain current in contemporary practices and pedagogy.
  • The undergraduate Music Education degree can be completed in four years, or it can combined with a Performance degree and completed in four and a half years.
  • Among the graduate degrees offered by the School of Music are the Master of Music and Master of Science degrees in Music Education. These 30-credit, non-thesis degree programs can be completed in a calendar year of full-time study or in three to four years of summer study.

"Thank You Mrs. Starmer"
short film highlighting a career in Music Education

edTPA Sessions

Current Music Education Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to attend the edTPA sessions offered by Kim Slusser, the Field Experience Coordinator. The following sessions will be offered:

Block I

  • Wednesday, 10/2 at 10AM in JJWCM 3304: Getting Ready for the edTPA
  • Wednesday, 10/9 at 10AM in JJWCM 3304: Task 1 - Planning for Success
  • Wednesday, 10/23 at 10AM in JJWCM 3304: Task 2 & 3 - Getting it Right and How we Know!

Get to know our Music Education Faculty

Contact Us

2327 Whalen Center

Radio Cremata, Chair - (607) 274-7721
Kitty Whalen, Administrative Assistant - (607)274-3538