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February 5, 2016

Kronos Quartet Residency Begins This Month

As previously announced, the Kronos Quartet will be in Seattle from February 20 to 24. They will lead a two-day interdisciplinary residency with Cornish students that extends well outside of the music department.

Cornish students from all departments will have an opportunity to interact with the famed Kronos Qua...

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January 13, 2016

The College Opens its Doors to the City with Spring at Cornish

Cornish moves to radically extend its non-undergraduate extension program with Spring at Cornish: the spring schedule of courses is a step towards synching up a year-round education for all ages with its degree programs.

​Not everyone can immerse themselves in the high-energy, high-density life of a full-time Cornish...

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December 4, 2015

President Uscher Announces She Will Leave In July 2016

The Cornish community learned yesterday that Dr. Nancy J. Uscher will not seek to renew her contract when it ends in July 2016. Dr. Uscher announced her decision yesterday to allow for an orderly transition. During her five years at Cornish, Dr. Uscher has overseen the building of Cornish Commons, the establishment of the film/media program, the beginning of online courses, and several more projects intended to last well into Cornish's second century.

President Nancy J. Uscher announced to faculty, staff, and students yesterday that she will leave he...

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November 18, 2015

Cornish’s Second Century Starts With Worldwide Classes

Cornish’s second century began with the college’s first massive online open course hitting a top ten list in November. The same week, the college offered its first music master class via Google Hangouts, bringing composter/pianist Yitzhak Yedid in Australia together with students at PONCHO in Kerry Hall.

As Cornish began its second century this month, two of its global offerings let people around the wo...

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November 17, 2015

Cornish’s Next Century Gala Launches Next 100 Years

Cornish's Next Century Gala raised more than $500,000 for scholarships. Tony Award and Pulitizer Prize winning playwright Brian Yorkey talked about the importance of education and the arts. Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Stephanie Block seranaded the guests. And Cornish students showed their stuff throughout the evening, from a photo montage of recent art shows to award-winning film to live performances.

Cornish's centennial year ended with the event, marking a time to focus the College on the its next...

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November 12, 2015

15/16 Arts Incubator Residencies Begin with Kusanagi’s Durational Art

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator residency facilitates the risk taking of the allied arts. This year, the first residency was completed by Cornish dance student Julia (JuJu) Kusanagi '16 in October.

The Arts Incubator residencies at the Cornish Playhouse began last year as part of the facility’s...

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October 26, 2015

Interdisciplinary “Nightmare”  at Cornish

Students for Interdepartmental Collaborative Events fulfill an old dream with “Nightmare Gallery” at the Main Campus Center October 26-31, an interdisciplinary Halloween celebration.

​Eerie, creepy sounds are filling the 6th and 7th floors of Cornish’s Main Campus Center. It’s...

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October 20, 2015

Cornish Faculty Lead Sessions at Arts Schools Network

The Arts Schools Network's educators want to know how to prepare their middle school and high school students to transition into college and careers in the arts. Cornish faculty lead a number of sessions, including a "Curriculum Dating," at the organization's national convention in Seattle.

Teaching students for a career in the arts that won’t start until 2021 or later informed many of t...

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October 19, 2015

Arts Schools Network Conference Held At Cornish

Arts Schools Network Conference takes place in the Northwest for the first time at Cornish College of the Arts. From October 21 to 23, educators and high school arts students will tour local schools and arts organizations as well as discuss how technology can enhance arts education across the board.

Arts Schools Network's 2015 Conference focuses on how arts educators can use technology in their cla...

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September 25, 2015

Illustrator/Animator David Bolinksy Visits Cornish

Cornish students and faculty will meet the man behind the “Inner Life of the Cell,” a movie that has called the equivalent of George Lucas's Star Wars for scientific illumination of concepts in biology. This presentation is a highlight of the South Lake Union Art Walk and is part of a new partnership with the Institute for Systems Biology.

Nearly 1.5 million people have watched David Bolinsky’s TED talk about how he and his team illustr...