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Matthew Recio 13 worked with the Ithaca College Campus Choral Ensemble to rehearse his piece How to Survive Vesuvius for its performance April 24.

Alum returns to create a connection with chorus ensemble

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer April 25, 2018
“It’s a definite source of pride that this piece, which has already won a ton of awards, is being worked on at home,” conductor Susan Avery said.
From left, writers Crystal Williams, Mitchell S. Jackson, Michael Collier, Julia Alvarez and A. Van Jordan clap at the end of the performance. Van Jordan personally invited each writer.

Harmonious celebration pairs literature and music

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer November 8, 2017
"A lot of the interaction between the musicians and readers was improvisational, the pieces came together in their entirety on the stage"
Sophomore Griffin Charyn, clarinetist, plays along to “Cara Mia Addio” from “Portal 2,” conducted by Bryce Tempest at the Feb. 12 rehearsal. Through music, the group aims to be empowered by the nerd stereotype that’s often associated with video gamers.

Orchestra aims to eradicate gender bias and video gamer stigma

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor February 15, 2017
"[The Orchestra] brings these two seemingly different worlds together and helps us realize there’s actually a lot of similarities between the two.”
Bob Iger ’73, CEO of The Walt Disney Co., will take over the role of executive chairman to ease the transition until the end of his contract on Dec. 31, 2021. Iger has previously said he would be stepping down in 2021.

Disney CEO alumnus Bob Iger spoke about success strategy to IC

By Maura Aleardi, Community Engagement Manager October 27, 2016
Bob Iger ’73, high-caliber Ithaca College alumnus and CEO of Disney, came to visit his alma mater Oct. 26 to speak to the college community.
Global artists perform at IC debut of World Music Festival

Global artists perform at IC debut of World Music Festival

By Jacob Sullivan, Assistant Multimedia Editor October 24, 2016
On Oct. 24, Ithaca College hosted its first World Music Festival, celebrating international music. Artists from around the globe performed.
Michael Hall, assistant professor in the Department of Music Performance, leads the Chamber Orchestra during a rehearsal Sept. 7 in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Chamber Orchestra embraces new director and hosts first concert

By Preston Arment, Contributing Writer September 7, 2016
Though the Chamber Orchestra has a time crunch with the first concert happening Sept. 11, Hall said the professional groups he has worked with may only get three or four rehearsals before a performance. However, he said, putting in work is something these students are used to.
The Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra is made up of 35 students, and will be joined by renowned pianists Gilbert Kalish and Miri Yampolsky for a performance Dec. 5.

Orchestra to perform with famous pianists

By Mary Ford, Life & Culture Editor December 1, 2015
Two renowned pianists, Gilbert Kalish and Miri Yampolsky, will join the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra for a special performance Dec. 5.
Members of ICU Sound Works rehearse for their first performance at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 30 in Ford Hall.

Music schools collaborate for new performance group

By Cecilia Morales, Staff Writer October 27, 2015
With the help of professional new music performance group Ensemble X, ICU Sound Works, which will hold its first performance at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 30 in Ford Hall, integrates students, faculty and professional players.

The Big Band – John Hollenbeck brings his Large Ensemble to Ithaca

October 23, 2015
Grammy-nominated artist John Hollenbeck brings his ensemble to perform at Ford Hall at Ithaca College.
While jazz music is rooted in many traditions, some within the genre are constantly innovating by blending the old with the new. One such artist is noted percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck.

Jazz musician John Hollenbeck to visit for concert and class

By Cecilia Morales, Contributing Writer October 6, 2015
Hollenbeck will perform with his Large Ensemble at Ithaca College on Oct. 19. The 19-piece big band, composed of New York’s top professional musicians, will play at 7 p.m. in Ford Hall.
From left, professor Carla Golden and senior psychology major Ysabel  Mullarky stand together in Golden’s office located in Williams Hall.

Commentary: Geena Davis lecture lacked intersectionality

By Carla Golden and Ysabel Mullarky April 8, 2015
There was much that was wonderful about Geena Davis’ recent visit to campus

Editorial: Geena Davis lecture sparks needed conversations

April 1, 2015
Since media have so much power over how we view ourselves and others, it can be a powerful way to enact change.
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