Check-In/Check-Out Schedule

Schedule may be subject to minor changes. See bottom of page for overview of modifications for 2021.

Check-In Schedule:

 Sunday, July 11, 2021

Families will select a preferred 30-minute window from the 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. range below to check in. This time will be reserved online in advance of arrival to SMA.

Time Event Location Description
12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Registration and Check-In A&E Center Lobby
  • Registration
  • Sign release forms
  • Check into dorms
  • Meet faculty, staff, and counselor

Parent/guardian(s) depart after check-in

3:00 p.m. Welcome Meeting Ford Hall Welcome meeting for campers. Campers will be dismissed with their counselor at the end of the meeting.
3:30 p.m. Auditions Whalen Center; various rooms

Students will meet privately with faculty to perform a brief audition to determine seating placement within ensembles and chamber groups. Learn more about ensemble audition requirements on the Audition page.

5:00 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
6:30 p.m. Campus Safety Presentation Ford Hall A representative from Campus Safety will be on hand to discuss Ithaca College campus safety policies.
7:00 p.m. Rehearsal Whalen Center; various rooms Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Select Choir, and Jazz ensembles will have their first rehearsal.
8:00 p.m. Dorm meetings    
9:30 p.m. Lights Out    

Check-Out Schedule:

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Since our virtual performance will take place on Friday, July 23, Check-Out will take place during the morning of Saturday, July 24.

Families will select a preferred 30-minute window from the 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. range below to check out. This time will be reserved online in advance of arrival to SMA.

Time Event Location Description
9:15 a.m. Applying to Music Schools Presentation Ford Hall Bradley Whittemore, Director of Music Admission, will discuss the process for auditioning and applying to college music schools.
10:00 a.m. Check-Out Starts Dorms Campers will go through the Check-Out process with their Counselor, then depart with their family.
12:00 p.m. Check-Out Concludes Dorms All Campers should be checked out by 12:00 p.m., noon.
8:00 p.m. Final Gala Concert Virtual Performances by Summer Music Academy campers, which can be enjoyed from your home, your hotel room on the way home, or anywhere in-between!

We will not be serving lunch during check-out, but invite you to visit one of many fabulous restaurants in downtown Ithaca on your way home. See some local favorites online, courtesy of our friends at VisitIthaca!

→ VisitIthaca Dining Recommendations

2021 Schedule Modifications:

Many updates have been implemented in order to de-densify our Daily Schedule and set out campers up for a great time at camp:

  • Staggered Arrival/Departure Times: Campers will receive a 30-minute window of time to arrive in on Sunday, July 11, 2021 and depart on Saturday, July 24, 2021. This will help us de-densify our check-in/check-out space and maintain adequate social distancing.
  • Virtual Orientation Meeting: Campers and families will be invited to a virtual orientation meeting to walk through the basics of what to expect at camp, as well as answer any remaining questions.
  • Expedited Check-Out: With the final concert taking place virtually, check-out will be able to take place on the morning of Saturday, July 24.