Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

Local Music Organizations

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
A professional 35 member orchestra which performs a regular orchestral concert season, under the music direction of Lanfranco Marcelletti, as well as a Sunday afternoon chamber music series, an annual Holiday Concert: Caroling by Candlelight and youth concerts.

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble
The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr Carl Johengen, has been performing broad selections of choral music since 1976 to Ithaca audiences and around Tompkins County. Each season, the Ensemble usually presents four major concerts in Ithaca, often with guest musicians.

Cornell Savoyards
have been producing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas since 1953. They delight in exposing modern audiences to the wonderful wit and music of G&S. They also produce light opera, Broadway musicals, revues and sing-a-longs.

Cornell University Concert Series
The Cornell Concert Series has been hosting musicians and ensembles of international stature since 1903. Originally featuring Western classical artists, the series presented Ravi Shankar in 1987 and has since grown to encompass a broader spectrum of the world's great art musics.

Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble
A chamber music ensemble, with a regular season of chamber concerts, solo and lecture-recitals performing in Ithaca and Lodi.

Ithaca Community Chorus (hosts four groups):
Ithaca Community Chorus & Chamber Singers (ICC&CS)
Founded in 1976, the Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers includes over 100 and Tompkins County residents. The Chorus membership finds commonality in the dedication to learning and performing history’s best choral offerings. The Chamber Singers is a select sub-group of the Chorus.

VOICES Multicultural Chorus
Founded in 2002, VOICES expands Ithaca Community Choruses’s outreach to the Ithaca community and by creating a multicultural group of singers interested in learning, sharing, and singing songs from diverse ethnic choral traditions.
Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus
Founded in the spring of 2009, the Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus expands Ithaca Community Choruses’ outreach to the Ithaca community by embracing all men who wish to perform music set for the male voice.
Summer Sing is a summer choral project of Ithaca Community Choruses. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to know how to read music and there are no auditions.

Ithaca Community Orchestra
The Ithaca Community Orchestra (ICO) is a group of about 40 talented amateur musicians. The Orchestra supports community musical education through the rehearsal and performance of the classical orchestral repertoire, as well as music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Ithaca Concert Band
Ithaca's official community band for more than 40 years, celebrating music-making for all ages. ICB offers free concerts throughout the year, including an outdoor summer concert series.

Ithaca Underground
presents events featuring national touring, regional, and local bands and performers on a year-round basis, averaging 40+ shows a year. These events primarily revolve around hardcore, punk, math-rock, hiphop, noise-rock, grindcore, progressive and experimental genres and all of their subsequent sub-genres that continue to evolve.

Music’s Recreation
Music's Recreation is devoted to exploring new concert formats that integrate professional performance of a wide range of music with intriguing and educational commentary in a very informal atmosphere.

NYS Baroque performs music of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods on period instruments.

Opera Ithaca
Opera Ithaca is a collaboration of local talent and resources under the leadership of Artistic Director, Lynn Craver and General Director, Zachary James. Zach and Lynn, Ithaca College alum and local residents.

State Theatre of Ithaca
The historic and restored State Theater is a venue for national, international and community performances and programming.

Triphammer Arts
Triphammer Arts consistently bring together dancers and musicians from the area to resent high quality, audience-friendly music and dance productions both outdoors and indoors at the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm on Triphammer Road.

Vitamin L
Vitamin  L is a diverse group of 65 - 80 singers, age 11 - 21, take turns performing in Vitamin L concerts year-round in Central New York and beyond. The purpose of the Vitamin L project is to spread love and goodwill through music... to uplift and inspire young people and encourage positive character development, through music.