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, 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. 

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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 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 music students put together a special arrangement from "Into The Woods" remotely, one at a time, with each person contributing something to the effort in their own special way.

Into The Woods

Once upon a time in York, Pennsylvania, students were preparing a production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” Halfway into the project COVID-19 disrupted the world, but the York College adventure into the woods continued... Click on the virtual playbill below to find out more about the tribute video.
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.

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
Arts and Humanities Department
Rory Kraft, Ph.D., Chair
Wolf Hall, Room 206A
Phone: 717.815.6591
Contact for appt.

Danielle Barnhart, Administrative Assistant
Wolf Hall, Room 206
Phone: 717.815.1354