One of York College's several choral ensembles

Music at York College

Highlighted by a dynamic faculty, state-of-the art facilities and four career-focused majors, Music at YCP 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. 

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The York College Music program prepares students for a rewarding career by providing individualized attention and hands on experience. Download a transcript of this video.
A promotional poster for Little Shop of Horrors shows a human hand emerging from a venus fly trap style plant.

Little Shop of Horrors

Feed the need for humor and world domination with the smash hit Little Shop of Horrors! In this delectable sci-fi horror musical-comedy a floral shop assistant discovers an unidentified plant which he nurtures and names after his friend, Audrey. Little does he know this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD. Look out, world, “Audrey II” is coming for you! Tickets are free; reservations required. This show is rated PG-13.

A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical

When Varthur McArthur, the artistic director of a failing theater, invites his troupe of disgruntled actors to the first read of an "immersive murder mystery dinner party," no one knew that he would be the victim. Or did they? After sequestering the guests into separate rooms (because, you know, social-distancing), Detective Case gets down to finding out whodunnit, uncovering secret affairs, life-long grudges, backstage drama, and a lot of musical theater song and dance. Click below to join YCP musical theatre students on this Killer Party adventure streaming on-demand SEPTEMBER 24-30!
York College faculty pianist performs via livestream during the Spring 2021 semester.

Virtual Faculty Recital

YCP faculty pianist Kenneth Osowski presents a solo recital, featuring music by J.S. Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Cecile Chaminade, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Contact Us
Arts and Humanities Department
Rory Kraft, Ph.D., Chair
Wolf Hall, Room 206A
Phone: 717.815.6591
rkraft1@ycp.edu
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Danielle Barnhart, Administrative Assistant
Wolf Hall, Room 206
Phone: 717.815.1354
dbarnhart@ycp.edu