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

  • Franz Schubert's "Die Schone Mullerin"

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

    Guest artists Jeffrey Fahnestock (tenor) and Naomi Niskala (piano) will perform Franz Schubert’s famous song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m. in DeMeester Auditorium.  The composer’s earliest cycle is comprised of 20 songs telling the story of the unrequited love of a young journeyman who falls in love with a miller’s daughter. One of Schubert’s most important works, Die Schöne Müllerin is a composition of equal partnership with the piano and voice, intimately telling the story with music and words.  The cycle will be performed in its entirety in German with translations provided.   

     

  • Guest Artist Concert: Mix Vocal Group

    February 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall

    This event made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation.

    MIX is a coed collegiate group of eight singers from the University of Colorado, Denver. Since its formation in 2012, the group has toured steadily through the United States and overseas, most recently in Denmark. They have won awards in competitions such as SoJam, BOSS awards, Mile High Vocal Jam, and the ICCA West. Success at these competitions has earned them an audition for Season Four of "The Sing Off", as well as performances at the National A Cappella Conference in Memphis, TN, where they opened for the renowned Swingle Singers. MIX is known for their diversity and theatricality, bringing a fresh, storytelling perspective to contemporary a cappella. For more information, please visit: www.mixvocalgroup.com

     

     

     

     

  • Faculty Artist Recital: Jeff Stabley and Friends

    February 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall

    Drummer Jeff Stabley, who directs the jazz program at York College, is a fixture in the area’s music scene. He regularly performs with the region's best jazz musicians, including saxophonist Tim Warfield, bassist Steve Meashey, and pianists Steve Rudolph and Kirk Reese.  This performance will feature vocalist Dred "Perky" Scott, jazz pianist Steve Rudolph, bassist Hassan A. Shakur (J. J. Wiggins) and drummer Jeff Stabley.  

    For more information about the artists, please click here.  Jeff Stabley and Friends

         

  • Faculty Artist Recital: Kenneth Osowski, piano

    February 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall

    Dr. Kenneth Osowski serves as Assistant Professor of Music (Piano/Music Theory) and Chair of the Department of Communication and the Arts at York College of Pennsylvania. He will present a solo piano recital of varied repertoire, including music by Scarlatti, Schumann, Ravel, and others.

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  • Guest Performance: World of Warcraft Composer Eimear Noone

    March 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Waldner Performing Arts Center

    "The Irish Queen of Games Music" (Irish Times, 2/2/15), Eimear Noone has emerged as the world premier conductor of games music, both in the recording studio and on the concert stage. In addition to her work as a classical conductor, as the principal conductor for Blizzard Entertainment and as a regular conductor for Skywalker Ranch, her credits include multiple award-winning scores to games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Overwatch, Starcraft II, and countless others. On the stage, for two years, she toured the world conducting over 60 ensembles in, “The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses,” which featured  such legendary orchestras such as the Sydney Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Dallas Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic (among others).

     

     

       

     

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.
Community Orchestra
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.
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.

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
717.815.6450
gmuzzo@ycp.edu

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
717.815.1354
aaltland@ycp.edu