The origins of Alexa Tarantino, a guest saxophonist at Ithaca College, as a jazz artist trace back to her hometown.
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 award-winning Ithaca College chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, founded and advised by Janet Galván, is dedicated to enhancing experiences and education about choral music.
Despite the tradition of music conservatories focusing primarily on European composers, the Ithaca College School of Music is working to diversify its music selection.