Archive: May 2015

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College School of Music will host the 21st annual New Directions Cello Festival, a three-day series of workshops and performances running from Friday to Sunday, June 12 to 14. In addition to instructional workshops and jam sessions for participants, the festival will offer three public concerts:

  • Friday, June 12, 7:30–10:30 p.m.,...


The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce Professor Dr. Deborah Rifkin has been selected as the recipient of the Mary I. Arlin '61 Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Music Theory.

The Mary Arlin Award, given every four years, recognizes outstanding and distinguished teaching in undergraduate music theory courses. It is intended to recognize an individual faculty member for sustained commitment to teaching and for teaching that demonstrates a sustained level of excellence.

Dr. Rifkin received nominations and letters of support from colleagues, students, and alumni. She is being recognized for her efforts toward continued growth in the field, excellence in the subject matter, the ability to inspire students in original and creative thinking, accessibility to students, expressed enthusiasm and vitality in teaching and learning.

Congratulations to Dr. Rifkin and our thanks to Mary Arlin for her continued support of the Ithaca College School of Music.


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