The Jazz Studies area at Ithaca College features four large jazz ensembles. The groups perform at least one concert per semester and also perform elsewhere on campus and in the community.  All Ithaca College students regardless of major are permitted to audition for the jazz ensembles.  

For audition repertoire and information on how to sign up to audition, please visit:

Click below to hear to the IC Jazz Ensemble perform director Mike Titlebaum's "Too Many Things" from a recent recording session:

  • Too Many Things by Mike Titlebaum, performed by the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble


Every year, the Jazz Ensemble sponsors a jazz composition contest.  The contest is split into two categories:

  1. high school students (have not yet started full-time college study), and
  2. all others (college or professional).

To view the complete set of rules and download the entry form, please see the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest page.

On March 2th, 2015, Tthe IC Jazz Ensemble performed the 5th annual composition contest winners concert with world-renowned guest artist Rudresh Mahanthappa.  The complete performance was web streamed live, and can also be viewed in its entirely at the School of Music's On Demand page:


Ithaca College jazz concerts events are now listed on their own page:



Questions about the jazz program at Ithaca College?  Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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