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Will Hutnick stands with his new solo exhibition, Changing Faster than the Weather, on display in Whalens School of Music.

New mural in Whalen’s School of Music

By Bec Legato, Contributing Writer April 3, 2024
Will Hutnick, a Connecticut-based artist who deals in the abstract and uses atypical mediums, had an artist talk for his new solo exhibition, “Changing Faster than the Weather,” on March 26. Hutnick was able to collaborate with several art students to produce a mural the weekend prior, which is now on display on the third floor of Whalen’s School of Music.

IC students share twisted tales from Gotham City in student-written musical parody

By Agustina Dozo and Jesus Luna November 16, 2023

DC Comics come to life as Batman's worst villains take the stage in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. IC Second Stage presents a fresh take on classic characters in their production of "Arkhamites."

Anne Hogan has been appointed as the inaugural dean of Ithaca College’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Ithaca College announces new dean of Music, Theatre, and Dance School

By Syd Pierre, News Editor June 15, 2022
Anne Hogan has been appointed as the inaugural dean of Ithaca College’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. She will begin her position at the college Aug. 1, 2022. 

Tiny Classroom: Nate Oczkowski

October 24, 2021

Junior music education major Nate Oczkowski talks about his love of the trumpet, how it helps him express himself and shares his cover of "Pastorale" by Eric Ewazen.

On top left, Harold Reynolds, former adviser to the Ithaca College Trombone Troupe and retired trombone professor, poses with members of the troupe in Fall 2019.

Campus community reflects on passing of trombone professor

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor September 8, 2021
Members of the campus community are reflecting on the lasting legacy of Harold Reynolds, recently retired trombone professor, mentor and friend.
Reynolds’s death was announced to the campus community Aug. 30 through an Intercom post. Reynolds worked at the college for 33 years and served as the adviser for the Trombone Troupe, the college’s trombone choir. 

Recently retired trombone professor dies unexpectedly

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor September 2, 2021
Harold Reynolds, recently retired trombone professor in the Department of Music Performance at Ithaca College, died unexpectedly. 
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.
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. 

IC has not made any decisions to continue dean searches

By Alexis Manore, News Editor September 23, 2020
Ithaca College has not made any decisions about proceeding with the dean searches.
Jack Powers will act as interim dean for the Roy H.  Park School of Communications and Keith Kaiser will act as interim dean for the Ithaca College School of Music.

IC announces interim deans for 2020–21 academic year

By Jordan Broking, Staff Writer May 22, 2020
Jack Powers will act as interim dean for the Roy H. Park School of Communications and Keith Kaiser will act as interim dean for the Ithaca College School of Music.
Alexa Tarantino has been playing the saxophone and piano since she was a child.Now, Tarantino is a performer in multiple ensembles and works as a music educator.

Q&A: Saxophonist to perform with Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble

By Arleigh Rodgers February 24, 2020

The origins of Alexa Tarantino, a guest saxophonist at Ithaca College, as a jazz artist trace back to her hometown. Tarantino grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she started playing the saxophone...

Editorial: Whalens culture around mental health must change

Editorial: Whalen’s culture around mental health must change

By The Ithacan February 6, 2020

On Ithaca College’s campus at night, it is not surprising that most academic buildings are rather quiet. But walk into the basement floor of the James J. Whalen Center for Music at night, and it is full...

 Diane Gayeski, the current dean of the Park School, announced earlier in October that she will step down from her position at the end of the 2019–20 academic year. The search committee for the next dean has been selected.

Park School dean to step down at end of academic year

By Madison Fernandez, News Editor October 8, 2019
Diane Gayeski, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will step down from her position at the end of the 2019–20 academic year.
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