is a private liberal arts college
in Ithaca, New York, founded in 1892 as a music school, the Ithaca Conservatory of Music
in downtown Ithaca.The school began a move from downtown Ithaca to Ithaca's South Hill area, south of Cayuga Lake, in 1960.Ithaca College's sports teams are called the Bombers. They participate in the NCAA's
Division III and in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.Ithaca College is known for its programs in music, theatre, communications, physical therapy and physical education.The School of Music, now housed in the James J. Whalen Center for Music (which was erected around the original Ford Hall in
1998), gives over 300 concerts a year, most of which are free and open to the public. The school offers degrees in music
performance, education, recording and jazz studies; as well as a unique 4-1/2 year program in which students graduate with 2
bachelor's degrees, one in performance and one in education.