One of York College's several choral ensembles

Division of Music

Highlighted by a dynamic faculty, state-of-the art facilities and three career-focused majors, the Division of Music is entering a new era of excitement and change.

Perform alongside accomplished faculty. Receive one-on-one instruction. Showcase your talents in one of many student recitals, or work on the student record company. It’s the kind of hands-on, personalized music education that helps you flourish as an artist.

We provide music students with a unique combination of performance opportunities, experiential learning, and academic studies within the liberal arts tradition that gives you a well-rounded background. Our goal is to prepare students for successful careers in the music world. Preparation starts from day one, as you’ll get advanced instruction, intensive coaching, and the opportunity to perform in numerous recitals and concerts. Our selective program requires an application and live audition. It’s your first step to pursuing your dreams of a career in music.

See and hear our musicians and vocalists in this overview of the Division of Music. Feeling inspired? Submit your portfolio to start the process of being considered for our program!

Upcoming Events

  • Faculty Artist Recital: Erin Lippard, Mezzo-Soprano; Michael Lippard, Clarinet; Kenneth Osowski, Piano

    Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall


    YCP faculty members Erin and Michael Lippard, together with Kenneth Osowski, will present a concert of chamber music for voice, clarinet, and piano.  The eclectic program will feature repertoire spanning several centuries, from early Romantic German literature to Modern American chamber works.  

  • PRISM Concert - A Showcase of the York College Division of Music

    PRISM Concert - A Showcase of the York College Music Program
    Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:00 PM, Waldner Performing Arts Center

    This program will feature a wide range of talented performers from the York College Division of Music, including students, faculty, large ensembles, and small ensembles.  

  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)

    You're  A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)
    October 26-29, 2016, 7:30 PM, Perko Theatre

    Based on the Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
    Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
    With additional songs by Andrew Lippa
    Directed by Dr. Erin Lippard

    Spend a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang in this lighthearted, family-friendly musical.  Will Lucy get Schroeder to stop playing the piano long enough to kiss her?  Will Snoopy shoot down the infamous Red Baron?  Will Linus give up his blanket?  And will the little Red-Haired girl ever look in Charlie Brown's direction?  Discover what happiness is in this funny and touching modern musical. 

    To reserve your tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/d/pa--york/charlie-brown/?mode=search or by calling 717.600.3868.

     

     

     

  • Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Fortunata Trio

    Faculty/Guest Recital:  Fortunata Trio
    Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

    The Fortunata Trio – Alicia Kosack, flute; Laura Armstrong, clarinet; Kimberly Buchar Nolet, bassoon – celebrate the joy and good fortune of performing chamber music as good friends and strive to promote this unusual medium. Their performances have included recitals at Dickinson and York Colleges, and they have also performed at the National Flute Association’s convention in New Orleans in August of 2013. The Fortunata Trio presents unique programs that have recently featured works by women composers, Latin American composers, and a variety of 20th century and classical composers. For more information on the group, please visit: www.fortunatatrio.com.

Student Opportunities and Experiences

Music CSeries 2015-16 Prism rectangle
Cultural Series
We offer dozens of concerts and recitals each year that are open to the public.
YCP Chorale and Chamber Singers
Performance Ensembles
There is no shortage of outstanding ensembles for you to join, from a capella to a wind symphony.
WVYC radio hosts live music performances
WVYC Radio
Get hands-on experience in marketing, managing, and running a radio station on campus. You can choose music, help record a live performance and more.
Our intimate, acoustically perfect venue in Wolf Hall where we host recitals throughout the year.
Waldner Performing Arts Center at York College in the spring.
Large ensemble performances and musicals are held in the state-of-the-art, 700-seat Waldner Performing Arts Center.

Community Programs

York College hosts several public programs and performances that involve members of the community of all ages. Experienced orchestral musicians are invited to consider joining the York College Community Orchestra.  We also offer the YCPrep Community Music School, led by our world-class faculty.

 

Community Orchestra at York College of Pennsylvania

division of music student handbook

This handbook is a resource for music majors and other students participating in the music programs at York College. It is intended to be a supplement to the College Catalog, and it provides detailed information about the policies and procedures of the Division of Music. The handbook is not a legal document, and it is subject to yearly revisions. Click on the link below for a PDF of the current handbook.

Division of Music Student Handbook

Contact Us
Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C
Phone: 717.815.1354
Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Grace Muzzo, D.M.A.
Coordinator, Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C
717.815.6450
gmuzzo@ycp.edu

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
717.815.1354
aaltland@ycp.edu