Can we arrive late or leave early if we have a scheduling conflict?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate any late arrivals or early departures. All students must be available for 100% attendance at the SMA program.
What is the concert attire for the performances?
All students will be provided with an SMA shirt for the final performance. Students should bring black bottoms (dress pants or skirt), to wear with their SMA shirts.
Do you offer a commuter option for local students?
Unfortunately, since we are a residential program, we do not offer a commuter option. This is primarily due to the busy daily schedule, as well as the evening activities that are a major part of the SMA experience.
Can I spend Store Credit that I have placed on my student's account in the School Store?
No. The college bookstore uses a separate payment system that does not interact with our own.
Have you received my forms?
Forms are uploaded directly to your online account, or sent in via Fax/Mail (information available on your account). You can log into your account by clicking on “Manage Account” from our website, and you can monitor your required forms by checking the Form Status bar on your students "Accepted" registration. Please check there before calling or writing to confirm receipt. Please wait a few days before double-checking about your forms, as forms are manually reviewed and confirmed. All forms are due by June 5! There is a $100 Late Fee charged for required forms submitted after June 10.
Note: Due to new Ithaca College policy, forms missing after June 15 will result in the revocation of admission to the Summer Music Academy. This revocation will forfeit the camper's enrollment deposit.
Can I send my student mail during the program?
Yes! Students may receive mail by sending letters/packages to the address below. Please do not send letters/packages after the Wednesday prior to the last day of the SMA.
Summer Music Academy
3322 Whalen Center for Music
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Once your family is enrolled in our program, please be sure to read the SMA Parent-Camper Handbook for the answers to most of your questions!