Tag Archives: IC Pianogate

Reflections: Why Are Ithaca College Pianos a Big Deal?

At this point, most of the momentum behind what I’ve been calling “IC Pianogate” has probably worn off. We might still get some details about the damage done to pianos and marimbas in the Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College (like this message from Dean Woodward), but I think most of the community has […]

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IC Pianogate: Words of Support From Alumni

It’s a new day and finals week is proceeding as planned, but I’m sure that the Ithaca College community is still struggling. The attack on the music building facilities will have a lasting effect not so easily dismissed. Last night’s vigil did seem refreshing, but today I wanted to offer some words of support from […]

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IC Pianogate: Some Videos From The Vigil

While I am very sad that I could not drive to Ithaca today to partake in the vigil for the pianos, I was able to recruit my friend Luke Elmers to take some video of the event. Below are some exclusive clips. There are more to be found on the vigil’s Facebook event page. In […]

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IC Pianogate – Updates From Campus: Whalen Fully Open Again

Apparently this evening’s vigil was quite rousing, with uplifting speeches and sing-alongs of “Sylvie,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and “Don’t Stop Believing.” I hope to have some video of the event up soon. In the meantime, check out some of the clips that have been posted on the Facebook Event page. At this time, […]

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Update For Current IC Music Students Looking To Practice

UPDATE: Our beloved Erik Kibelsbeck (Coordinator of Music Facilities and Publicity) just posted the following on Facebook: All but a few Whalen pianos are playable; most damage was cosmetic. While definitely a serious and senseless act of vandalism that is being properly investigated, rumors of dozens of pianos “destroyed” are incorrect. — Hey everybody! Since […]

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Attention Ithaca College School of Music Alumni! Your Support Is Needed!

To all my fellow Ithaca College School of Music alumni! Please read my invitation below to support our students in a time of trauma: Sunday, December 13, 2009 My dear fellow alumni, I hope you are doing well since our time on South Hill. I know that I continue to cherish the memories I have […]

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Ithacan Reports: More than 60 pianos vandalized in Whalen School of Music

UPDATE: News 10 Now is also now reporting on the incident, but with no new details. This story was posted on The Ithacan just as I was posting my first post (by Gillian Smith, Staff Writer): More than 60 pianos were damaged last night in the first floor practice rooms in the Whalen School of […]

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Ithaca College School of Music Attacked, Pianos and Percussion Equipment Destroyed

(UPDATE: I’ve noticed that many folks are still being routed to this post. I put this post up the day of the incident before any official reports had been made. It does not accurately reflect the incident given what we’ve learned since. I welcome you to link to my most recent posts on the matter, […]

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