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

  • Musical Theatre Cabaret

    Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM
    Marketview Arts, 3rd Floor

    Join students from the YCP Musical Theatre Workshop as they present a cabaret performance on Friday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Marketview Arts in downtown York. The cabaret will feature solos, duets, and group numbers spanning a century of musical theatre. Selections will include Cole Porter's 1934 hit "You're the Top" from Anything Goes, the comical and clever duet "What is this Feeling" from Wicked, and the elegant soliloquy "Left Behind" from the 2006 Tony Award winner Spring Awakening. This FREE event will begin at 7:30 in the beautiful 3rd floor Gallery Hall at Marketview Arts, opening with a short performance by the YCP student ensemble Enharmonix.
    The concert will be performed amidst the York Art Association's Preserved Lands Art Exhibit currently on display throughout December.

  • Holiday Festival Concert

    Sunday, December 11, 2016
    3:00 PM, Waldner Performing Arts Center

    York College's most popular concert!  This annual holiday musical performance features the York College Chorale and Wind Symphony, under the direction of Grace Muzzo and James Colonna.  Bring your family and enjoy the holiday spirit with both secular and sacred music of the season, topped off with an audience sing-along at the conclusion of this festive program.

    Holiday Concert



  • Student Piano Recital "All That Jazz"

    Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:30 PM
    DeMeester Recital Hall

    Students from the York College Division of Music and the York College Preparatory Community Music School will present a recital of jazz-influenced and jazz-related works, invluding ragtime, Gershwin, and others.

  • York College Community Orchestra

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:30 PM
    Waldner Performing Arts Center

    Conducted by Dr. James Colonna, the York College Community Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra.  Teh group includes music majors, non-music majors, and musicians from York and the surrounding area.  This program will feature both major symphonic works and lighter  classics. This is event is FREE and open to the public.




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
Phone: 717.815.1354
Hours 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Grace Muzzo, D.M.A.
Coordinator, Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant