June 28, 2017
Every Thursday, cloudy or sunny, outdoor lunch at Van Vorst Plaza means Cornish College of the Arts entertainment. Now in its fourth year, Cornish@Amazon brings students, faculty, and alumni bands to the stage.
For Cornish@Amazon, the summer music series produced by Cornish College of the Arts, summer lasts al...
June 1: Honeysuckle Rye
June 8: The Namlú'u Jazz Band
June 15: Tai Shan
June 22: Tango
May 15, 2017
Invoking both Cornish College of the Arts’ storied past and the ever-changing creative landscape of the 21st century, Commencement speaker Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker told 2017 graduates: “You will climb the sky.
The 2017 Commencement took place at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. Friends, families, and gradua...
May 10, 2017
Cornish Playhouse resident artists Ruth Marie Tomlinson (faculty), Fritz Rodriguez (alumni), John David Tomlinson, and Tania Kupczak have been deconstructing, cataloguing, rebuilding, and constructing fables of a Sohmer & Co. Baby Grand piano. The deconstruction began in November of 2016 and will culminate over Memorial Day weekend with a closing reception on May 25.
What do you do with a decommissioned piano? At Cornish College of the Arts, you turn it into art. In...
February 28, 2017
Cornish College of the Arts student Lily Shababi recently participated in Seattle Symphony’s Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven, a February concert that packed Benaroya Hall and was streamed live around the world. Professor Paul Taub talked to her about the experience and wrote the following article.
When I heard that the Seattle Symphony was looking for musicians of the seven nationalities affected...
February 14, 2017
David Martin, the curator of Cascadia Art Museum exhibition on Cornish College of the Arts' history, will lecture on the history of the school on March 6, 7 p.m., at PONCHO. This event is part of the Historic Seattle 2017 educational program for lovers of buildings and heritage.
“Miss Aunt Nellie” as she was affectionately known, was arguably the most important figure in Wa...
February 11, 2017
This semester, Creative Corridor’s "Black Music Matters: History/Context of Black American Music" has brought numerous artists to campus and hosted a series of open lectures at PONCHO.
Creative Corridor at Cornish College of the Arts is a series of elective classes open to students in...
February 2, 2017
Lots of alumni success to report from New York City as well as shows closer to home.
Julia Sirna-Frest '05 is getting a lot of notice for her work in the title role in Porto&n...
January 31, 2017
The following was sent on Monday by interim President Chris Kevorkian to the Cornish College of the Arts community. In a typical academic year, the college has students from more than a dozen countries on campus. In the last few years, students have come from Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand, among others.
Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Trustees, and other members of our community,
I write to you today...
January 27, 2017
A day-long event dedicated to the creation, performance, and experience of new music in Seattle comes to Cornish College of the Arts.
A one-day new music festival, NUMUS Northwest, will be held this Saturday (January 28) at Kerry Hall...
January 26, 2017
Longtime Music Professor Jim Knapp Scrape reminds Cornish and the Jazz community what they’ll be missing with a Cornish Presents performance of Scrape on January 27.
Jazz has been taught at Cornish College of the Arts since the 1960s, but came into its own when a yo...
Music Alumni Accomplishments
Cornish students are routinely accepted into many of the top graduate music programs in the nation including Northwestern University, New England Conservatory, Yale University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, and Indiana University.
Some graduates pursue teaching careers; others pursue performance careers. Graduates have signed with major record labels, been nominated for Grammys, and toured regularly.