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! Download a transcript of this video.

Upcoming Events

  • Chamber Voices

    Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall

    Join us for an informal evening of music-making with York College's smaller ensembles.  Both faculty-led (The Chamber Singers and Voca Bella) and student-led (Rhapsody, etc.) ensembles will present a varied program of a cappella, vocal pop and traditional styles in the intimate setting of DeMeester Recital Hall.  

  • Wind Symphony

    Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Waldner Performing Arts Center

    Under the dynamic leadership of conductor James Colonna, the York Wind Symphony is comprised of the College's finest student instrumentalists.  The group performs repertoire spanning a wide range of styles and historical periods.  Marches, British band classics, transcriptions, medleys, and contemporary music are performed every semester.  

    This concert will comprise of modern band literature featuring a new composition by John Berners, "What Bird's See".  The concert will also include music by Timothy Broege, "Sinfonia III", Frank Ticheli's beautiful "Sancturary", and Leonard Bernstein's raucus "Overture to Candide".  

  • York College Rock Band Concert

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
    DeMeester Recital Hall

    Tired of politics? Tired of winter? Just tired? Come out and enjoy an evening of classic rock, provided by the York College Rock Band (YCRB). Kick back and relax (or jam) to the tunes of Stevie Wonder, Steppenwolf, Toto, the Police, the Beatles, and more! We are also pleased to present a tribute to Pink Floyd!

    It's. Time. To Rock! 
    This event is FREE and open to the public.

  • Choral Masterworks: Fauré’s Requiem and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers

    Choral Masterworks: Fauré’s Requiem and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers – Grace Muzzo, Director

    April 9, 2017, 3:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

    The York College Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Orchestra will perform the Fauré Requiem and selections from Mozart’s Solemn Vespers in St. Paul’s inspiring sanctuary. Fauré’s Requiem is one of the most performed and beloved works from the choral repertoire. 

  • York College Groove Ensemble

    York College Groove Ensembles – Jeff Stabley, Director
    April 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall

    The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. It includes many traditional percussion instruments, as well as guitars, basses, keyboards, digital samplers, electronic drum machines, and turntables. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia. A typical concert may feature anything from Zimbabwean dance music to hip-hop. The York College Percussion Ensemble incorporates a variety of works into their repertoire, ranging from xylophone rags from the early 1900s to minimalist classics, and avant-garde improvisations.  

  • The Drowsy Chaperone

    The Drowsy Chaperone
    Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
    Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
    Directed by Erin Lippard

    Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
    Waldner Performing Arts Center

    When a keen theatre enthusiast shares his favorite cast album with the audience, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Winner of five Tony awards, The Drowsy Chaperone is a laugh-out-loud musical that pokes fun at all the idioms that typify the musical theatre genre. A lovingly sarcastic homage to the jazz age musical comedy, it has all the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

    There will be no intermission.

    To order tickets, please visit Ovation tix:

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.
Music Scholarships
Like everything about York College, financial aid is highly personalized. Learn more about the scholarships and financial aid available.
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
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