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2015 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

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Ivy Walz, VoiceIvy Walz, Voice
Assistant Professor of Voice, Ithaca College; DMA Candidate, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; BM and MM, Ithaca College

Ivy Walz is an alumnus of Ithaca College, School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance and music education and a Master of Music in voice performance. She is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. As part of her doctoral work she completed a cognate in vocal pedagogy. She has studied privately with Mary Henderson-Stucky, Barbara Honn, Patrice Pastore and Deborah Montgomery-Cove. She has worked closely with coaches Kenneth Griffiths, Donna Loewy and Marie-France LeFebvre. She is thrilled to return to Ithaca College to work with students so that they may develop the essential skills and discover their unique strengths in order to create lives rich with artistic leadership and expression. 

Before coming to Ithaca College Ms. Walz taught studio voice at the College Conservatory of Music as a graduate assistant. She was on the faculty at the State University of New York at Cortland where she taught voice for four years. She also taught voice at Cornell University. She has worked extensively with students majoring in classical, musical theater and jazz styles.

Ms. Walz is an active performer of oratorio, art song and opera. She was a resident artist at Tri-Cities Opera where she performed numerous roles including Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nicklausse in Les Contes D'Hoffmann, and Dido in Dido and Aeneas. She has performed with Syracuse Opera and was a winner of the supporting artist of the year for her portrayal of Papagena. She performed at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC in Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. She was an apprentice artist at Des Moines Metro Opera. At the College Conservatory of Music she was featured as Bradamante in Alcina and Idamante in Idomeneo.  She enjoyed working as a Corbett young artist with Cincinnati Opera where she performed in the chorus for operas such as Don Carlo,La Boheme, Eugene Onegin, Othello and Die Meistersinger. In addition to this she performed a one-woman opera outreach show called "Opera in a Box" where she educated elementary school children about opera.

An active oratorio soloist, Ms. Walz has performed with the Akron Symphony, the Binghamton Philhrmonic, and other regional performing choruses and orchestras. She was recently hailed by Cleveland Classical.com as "a standout" for her solo work in the Mozart Requiem. This Spring she will perform with orchestras as a soloist in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Handel's Messiah.

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