ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College School of Music is inaugurating its Summer Music Academy with two residential instructional programs for young musicians who have completed grades 4 through 12. Taught by Ithaca College faculty and top music educators from across the country, the High School and Intermediate Divisions will provide a creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and people.
The High School Division — open to students who have completed grades 9 to 12 — will run from Sunday, June 26, to Saturday, July 9. The cost for tuition, room and board is $1,700. Private lessons will be offered for an additional fee. Instruction for intermediate and advanced music students will offer opportunities to perform in large as well as chamber ensembles, receive instruction in masterclasses and music, and take nonmusic courses designed to prepare students to enter college. The areas of study will include band (wind ensemble), chorus, guitar and orchestra programs.
The Intermediate Division will run from Sunday, July 24, to Saturday, July 30. The cost for tuition, room and board is $750. Private lessons will be offered for an additional fee. Instruction for beginning and intermediate students will offer opportunities to perform in large and chamber ensembles and receive instruction in masterclasses and an array of music courses designed to provide a quality summer musical experience to young musicians. The band and chorus programs are open to students who have completed grades 6 to 8. The orchestra program is available to students who have completed grades 4 to 8.
More information and an online application are available at www.ithaca.edu/sma. The application deadline is May 15. Late applications will be reviewed on space availability.
“Our electives have been carefully designed to allow students interested in pursuing careers in music the experiences needed to hone and expand upon their interests, as well as investigate new areas of interest,” said Tom Kline, director of music admissions and preparatory programs. “The program is also designed to give students who do not wish to pursue a career in music the option to have a quality summer music experience. The Summer Music Academy is an important first step in establishing the new School of Music Preparatory Division, which will continue to grow with future offerings during both the summer and academic year.”
For more information, contact Kline at (607) 274-3366 or