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The summary was shared Feb. 1, 2023, with music faculty and staff, and participants remained unnamed. In the summary, faculty and staff without tenure and faculty and staff of color expressed feeling silenced and ignored by senior faculty.

Cultural review in former School of Music exposes tension among employees

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2023
A summer 2021 cultural review done in the then-School of Music identified three main sources of tension: tenure, the school’s environment, and race and gender.
Junior Isaac Schneider is one music student taking part in Music as Medicine, a collaboration between Ithaca College and Cayuga Medical Center to provide music to hospital patients.

School of Music initiative brings music to Cayuga Hospital

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
The School of Music is starting an initiative, where students perform at Cayuga Medical Center in an effort to bring reprieve to a stressful environment.
Editorial: New school overshadowed by lack of transparency

Editorial: New school overshadowed by lack of transparency

February 3, 2022
Ithaca College has announced that the School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts will merge to create the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Ivy Walz served as the interim dean of the School of Music during the 2021–22 academic year. In 2020, Walz stepped into an administrative role as assistant dean after former dean Karl Paulnack stepped down at the end of the 2019–20 academic year. 

Ithaca College announces School of Music, Theatre and Dance

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor January 25, 2022
On July 1, the Ithaca College School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts will merge to create the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
The School of Music hosted a memorial service in person and on Zoom for Harold Reynolds that was full of kind words and trombone tributes of his favorite songs from alumni and former faculty members. Individuals who knew Reynolds personally gave heartfelt testimonies to a packed auditorium on the time they spent with Reynolds and emphasized his good nature and humor. The service was followed by the Trombone Troupe Concert, of which Reynolds used to be artistic advisor and director.

Campus community gathers for memorial service and concert

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Ithaca College community members gathered Nov. 12 to honor the life and legacy of Harold Reynolds, retired assistant professor in the Department of Performance Studies.
From left, seniors Gavin Tremblay and Erin Smith began musicians’ wellness circles to give music students a chance to take care of mental health.

School of Music students organize mental health group

By Mike Ross, Contributing Writer October 21, 2021
From left, seniors Gavin Tremblay and Erin Smith began musicians’ wellness circles to give music students a chance to take care of mental health.
Last semester, Ithaca College music students performed to a limited audience. Now, the Ithaca College music school hosts fully in-person recitals.

School of Music returns to fully in-person performances

By Grace Azaula, Staff Writer October 7, 2021
Last semester, Ithaca College music students performed to a limited audience. Now, the Ithaca College music school hosts fully in-person recitals.
Junior Harris Andersen, a piano performance major, plays the piano March 20 in Hockett Family Recital Hall for his junior recital. In-person concerts have returned to the School of Music.

In-person performances return to the School of Music

By Grace Azaula, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Junior Harris Andersen, a piano performance major, plays the piano March 20 in Hockett Family Recital Hall for his junior recital. In-person concerts have returned to the School of Music.
The Musicians Intersectionality Initiative was formed in February 2021 to help facilitate conversations surrounding the challenges that underrepresented students face in the School of Music.

Group aims to support minority students in School of Music

By Jillian Bleier, Contributing Writer March 24, 2021
A new student organization on campus is supporting minority and underrepresented students in the Ithaca College School of Music.
Ithaca College will not conduct dean searches for the School of Music, School of Business and the Roy H. Park School of Communications in the 2020–21 academic year because of the ongoing academic program review. 

Dean searches postponed for 2020–21 academic year

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editr November 4, 2020
Ithaca College will not conduct dean searches for the School of Music, School of Business and the Roy H. Park School of Communications in the 2020–21 academic year due to academic program review.
Chris Hughes, associate professor in the Department of Performance Studies, conducts the wind ensemble as it rehearses on the first day of classes of Spring 2020 on Jan. 21 in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Final music school dean candidates interact with IC community

By Falyn Stempler, Jordan Broking, and Sam Haut April 5, 2020
With Karl Paulnack, dean of the School of Music, stepping down from his position at the end of the semester, Ithaca College hosted the four finalists in the search to replace him in open sessions Marc
Sophomore Baily Mack, a music performance and education major through a four-and-a-half-year double major program the college offers, is taking 18.5 credits this semester. She said she has never taken fewer than 17 credits per semester.

Music students struggle with demanding culture and courses

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer February 6, 2020
In Spring 2017 at Ithaca College, then-freshman Courtney Webster was taking 13 courses, worth 16 credits, to fulfill her music outside field major.
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