About Performance Studies
Since its founding in 1892 as a music conservatory, the Ithaca
College School of Music provides a comprehensive program devoted to
excellence in performance and pedagogy. Thirty-nine full-time music
performance faculty members and 15 part-time professionals guide
music performance majors through a full and rich experience with
numerous opportunities to perform in our many ensembles, as well as
solo recitals. Music performance majors have one-on-one lessons as
well as a repertoire class with the major professor every week.
Music performance faculty are active both on and off campus as solo
and ensemble performers and as clinicians, and the School of Music
brings well-established professionals to campus for master classes
The undergraduate music performance degree can be completed in four years, or it can be combined with a music education degree and completed in four and one half years.
Among the graduate degrees offered by the School of Music are degrees in performance, conducting, and Suzuki pedagogy. These 30-36 credit, non-thesis programs can be completed in two calendar years of full-time study. The School of Music also offers graduate degrees in music education and composition.