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.

Fall 2023 Music Performances

  • York College Student Ensemble Performances
    • September 30, 4 p.m. — PRISM Concert: A Music Department Showcase (Waldner Performing Arts Center)
    • November 10, 7:30 p.m. — YCP Ensemble Performance: York College Rock Bands (Waldner Performing Arts Center)
    • November 12, 3 p.m. — YCP Ensemble Performance: York College Symphony Orchestra (Waldner Performing Arts Center)
    • November 15, 7:30 p.m. — YCP Ensemble Performance: York College Wind Ensemble (Waldner Performing Arts Center)
    • November 17, 7:30 p.m. — YCP Ensemble Performance: York College Jazz Ensemble (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • November 19, 7:30 p.m. — York College Fall Choral Concert (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • December 1, 6:30 p.m. — Musical Theatre Workshop: First Friday Cabaret (Marketview Arts - Gallery Hall)
    • December 3, 3 p.m. — The Choirs of York College: Holiday Voices (St. Paul's Lutheran Church)
  • Faculty and Guest Artist Performances
    • September 22, 7:30 p.m. — Faculty Recital: Erin Lippard, mezzo-soprano; Kenneth Osowski, piano; Michael Lippard, clarinet (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • October 13, 7:30 p.m. — Guest Recital: Teodora Adzharova and Shirley Yoo, pianos (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • October 27, 7:30 p.m. — Faculty Recital: York Chamber Players (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • October 30, 7:30 p.m. — Guest Recital: Maria Clark, soprano, and Maria Thompson Corley, piano (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • November 1, 7:30 p.m. — Music Industry Panel Discussion (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • November 5, 3 p.m. — Faculty and Guest Recital: Jeff Stabley Jazz Quartet (DeMeester Recital Hall)
    • November 6, 7:30 p.m. — Faculty and Guest Recital: HyeSung Hwang, piano, and Ahreum Kim, violin (DeMeester Recital Hall)
Contact Us
Arts and Humanities Department
Rory Kraft, Ph.D., Chair
Wolf Hall, Room 206A
Phone: 717.815.6591
Contact for appt.