Non-music majors have multiple opportunities to continue their music studies while at Ithaca College.
Campus Ensembles for the non-major
Ithaca is pleased to offer numerous performing experiences for
the non-major, including Band, Chorus, Orchestra, African Drum and
Dance, and instrumental and vocal jazz bands. In general non-major
ensembles rehearse once or twice per week and perform once per
Ensembles for Non-Music Majors Website
Auditioning for Major Ensembles
Non-music majors may also audition for a music major ensemble
during the first week of the fall semester. Interested students
should visit the School of Music main office during summer
orientation or prior to the start of classes for more information.
Audition information is available online.
Major Ensemble Audition Materials (Materials go live in July 2018)
Music Classes for Non-Music Majors
The School of Music offers many music classes for the non-music
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 274-3538.
Private Lessons – noncredit
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.
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.