Interested in Opera? Do you need an Honors course for the Spring Semester? Register for the Honors Short Seminar: Opera Immersion!

Hello Honorites!

In the Spring Semester, there will be a 1-Credit Honors Short Seminar called Opera Immersion (CRN #: 42792).

This course explores the form of opera, including the music, drama, scenic art, technical theater, and socio-political context, through an in-depth exploration of Lucia di Lammermoor.


In addition, you will also go to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on April 7th, 2018 to see the opera that you have been studying throughout the semester come to life!


Register now! There are still some seats remaining!

Come & Support Kurt Lichtmann ’82 at the Lichtmann Vocal Concert on Dec. 16th @ 7pm!

Hello Honorites!

The Lichtmann Vocal Concert will be held on December 16th from 7pm – 8:15pm at the Hockett Recital Hall!


I.C. Alum Kurt Lichtmann presents a fun & entertaining 80 minute concert of Italian (Neapolitan), German, Spanish, classical, pop, some opera, some folk, a lot of great music that you pretty much never hear in Ithaca – and certainly not by a bass-baritone!

Some serious, some lighthearted, some sing-a-longs, and some intense theatrical emotional meatgrinders! Fiesta of styles and tone colors, with interesting and amusing commentaries! You will be entertained! FREE PIZZA RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.

Kurt earned his Masters Degree in Music at Ithaca College, M.M. Ed. Voice/Piano, long, long ago in 1982. Since then, he has sung on the stages of school auditoriums, and smoky country bars, well over a thousand times. And now… he’s back, with great gratitude to his current fabulous vocal coach Imogen Mills (I.C. Music Ed/Voice Class of 2018), as well as his former I.C. voice teachers, the legendary Leslie Bennett, and Roland Bentley.

His other I.C. music professors read like a Who’s Who of the luminous and venerated: Mary Arlin, Dave Riley, Dana Wilson, Ron Regal, Liz Regal, Marge Porterfield, Jim Porterfield, Larry Doebler, Gary Brodhead, Ed Swenson, and more. Were they here today, they would undoubtedly join in unison, “Don’t blame us! He went his own way!”


Video preview {a few short clips: 1m51s}
The Complete Printed Program

Musical bio:


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kurt Lichtmann at or (607) 274-3129. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Support Two IC Students & Their Company with Toys for Kids!

Special Screening and Workshop with Kartika Pratiwi from EngageMedia in Indonesia on Tuesday, December 12th @ 4-6pm in Park 277!

Kartika Pratiwi was born in Malang, Indonesia and graduated from a Master Program in Cultural Studies. She has been an independent researcher with an interest in narrative discourse on the 1965 genocide in Indonesia, Chinese-Indonesian issues and digital storytelling.


Since 2008, she has been part of kotakhitam Forum – an independent organization, dedicated to research; workshops and documentary movie production for social and political changes. During that time, she has been involved in documentary film productions including Api Kartini (2012); and several video archives on Indonesian political history and collective memory. With kotakhitam Forum, she regularly runs Seroean Sedjarah, History on Screen, and RePLAY project to facilitate history teachers and youth to use popular media as a learning tools in schools.

Since 2015, she has worked for EngageMedia, a non-profit organisation to provide strategies for the effective use of video distribution, connecting video makers, journalists, and activists.

This special workshop is cosponsored by the Honors Program, Documentary Studies and Production, and the Office of the Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.