Christy Agnese

Christy Agnese

Senior Assistant to the Deans, School of Music

Phone:(607) 274-5769
Office:3324 James J Whalen Ctr for Music
Ithaca, NY 14850

Christy Agnese works in the School of Music as senior assistant to the dean. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing ensemble tours and major events, teaching a career orientation course for music majors, managing School of Music special initiatives, working as the liaison to development and alumni affairs, and formalizing and overseeing School of Music activities related to community engagement. 

Christy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Art History minor from Ithaca College and a Master of Science Degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University.

Christy's previous related experience includes: executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, communications and community partnerships manager for The Philadelphia Orchestra, and major gifts and planned giving coordinator for The Philadelphia Orchestra.

She has successfully completed the Fundraising School at Indiana University's Principles and Techniques of Fundraising course and has served on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant Panel for Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Award.

She is married to Dr. Daniel Agnese, a physical therapist at Cayuga Medical Center. She enjoys playing with Porter the greyhound, being in water, reading books on her Kindle, laughing loudly, visiting museums, ducks, and, of course, music.