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 25, 2021

Families will receive a 30-minute window from the 12:00 - 3:30 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 Ensembles will have their first rehearsal.
8:00 p.m. Dorm meetings    
9:30 p.m. Lights Out --- All Students

Check-Out Schedule:

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Since our virtual performance will take place on Friday, July 30, Check-Out will take place during the morning of Saturday, July 31.

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
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!


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 25, 2021 and depart on Saturday, July 31, 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 31.