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. 

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.
Alicia Kosack
Faculty Recital: Alicia Kosack
October 27 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Flutist Alicia Kosack and pianist Kenneth Osowski will perform music from Ian Clarke’s Spiral Lament to Anne Boyd’s Bali Moods.
York College Rock Band: Black Sabbath
October 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Rock Band will perform Heavy Metal music as a tribute to the Black Sabbath band.
Judah Adashi
The Music of Judah Adashi
November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Music Composer Judah Adashi will perform music inspired by pop and soul that varies from Björk to Nina Simone.
Tempus Fugit
Tempus Fugit: Reflections on the Passing of Time
November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In this performance, York College’s Chamber Singers and Voca Bella will reflect on the theme, “time passing” by performing the music of current American composers.
Johannes Brahms
November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In this recital, the York Chamber Players will perform Johannes Brahms’ Neue Liebesliederwalzer.
Wind Symphony 2016 Concert
November 19 at 3 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Wind Symphony will perform an assortment of medleys, current music, and British classics.
Groove Ensemble: Fall
November 30 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In this performance, the York College Groove Ensemble will perform music from Indonesia, South Africa, and West Africa.
Nittany Trombone Quartet
December 3 at 3 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The Nittany Trombone Quartet concert will feature holiday music from their CD Christmas with the Nittany Trombone Quartet.
Henry Diltz
Henry Diltz
December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital hall
Henry Diltz is a folk musician and a rock and roll photographer.
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Jazz Ensemble
December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In this concert, the York College Jazz Ensemble will perform jazz music by Count Basie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Charles Mingus.

Student Opportunities and Experiences

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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.

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