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York College Chamber Singers

Music (B.A.)

Accelerate your passion for music. Challenge yourself through strong music studies emphasizing performance, within the context of a liberal arts curriculum.

As a music major, you’ll acquire a broad knowledge of music, stressing the development of musicianship, the ability to perform and an intellectual grasp of the art. We do this with a heavy rotation of hands-on learning, from private lessons to public performances. You'll be preparing for career opportunities in a variety of musical areas, including performance and private studio teaching. Many graduates continue music studies in graduate school. 

Want to take the first, important step in a lifelong career in music? Audition to enroll in our music program! It’s a requirement for admission.

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.
York College music professor Erin Lippard helps a student with a violin lesson
Our dynamic faculty challenge you to new heights in your performance.

Your future in Music

Our graduates have gone on to work for Central Dauphin School District, the Department of Public Welfare, Hanover Hall Nursing Center, National Symphony Orchestra and West Point Military Academy. Possible careers include:
  • Performing musician, composer, conductor, arranger, lyricist
  • Music educator, music therapist, music librarian
  • Music journalist, TV/radio music producer
  • Music business attorney, church/temple music director
  • U.S. Armed Forces musician, arts administrator
Chamber Voices
Chamber Voices
Apr. 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Join us for an informal evening of music making with York College’s smaller vocal ensembles. Faculty and student-led groups will present a varied program of primarily a cappella music, ranging from traditional styles to vocal pop.
Music Industry Recording Technology Panel Discussion
Music Industry Panel Discussion
Apr. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
Panelists from various parts of the entertainment industry will discuss the current political landscape in the U.S. and its potential effect on cultural production and consumption.
Chamber Players
The York Chamber Players
Apr. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York Chamber Players is dedicated to presenting a wide array of chamber music repertoire for various ensemble configurations.
Spring Choral Concert
A Retrospective: 50 years of Song
Apr. 14, 2019, 3 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Join the Chorale and Chamber Singers in a celebration of 50 years of choral music at York College! The singers will perform classics from past decades, recreating a musical timeline from 1968 until the present.
York College Rock Band performs covers from The Who
Rock Band: Music of The Who
Apr. 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Rock Band (YCRB) performs various classic rock and pop selections and pays tribute to The Who.
Groove Ensemble
Groove Ensemble
Apr. 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Apr. 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of music by the jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. The ensemble performs in various jazz idioms, including swing, bebop, and fusion.
Wind Symphony
York College Wind Ensemble
Apr. 28, 2019, 3 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
The York College Wind Ensemble is comprised of the College's finest student instrumentalists. Marches, British band classics, transcriptions, medleys, and contemporary music are performed every semester. Matthew Inkster is conductor.
The Secret Garden Spring Musical Production
The Secret Garden
May 2-4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
This enchanting classic of children's literature by Frances Hodges Burnett is reimagined by composer Lucy Simon and playwright Marsha Norman.
York College Orchestra
May 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Orchestra presents a program featuring both major symphonic works and lighter classics. Matthew Inkster is conductor.
Student piano recital entitled
Student Piano Recital: Music of Latin America
May 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Join York College’s student pianists for a journey “south of the border”. This recital will explore music by a variety of Latin American composers, including Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alberto Ginastera, and Antônio Carlos Jobim.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Music (B.A.)
Grace Muzzo, D.M.A. Coordinator
Wolf Hall, Room 206C
Phone: 717.815.6450
Contact for appt.

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