January 14, 2018
The Pivot Convocation series is a noontime session at PONCHO where a visiting artists play a short set of their own work, then sit down for an interview with a current Cornish Music student or faculty member to discuss the ever-changing (pivoting!) life of a 21st century musician. Spring's line-up includes five alumni and seven other artists representing classical singers, instrumentalists, jazz artists, composers, and hip-hop performers.
September 15, 2017
Over the last three years, Cornish Presents has grown from a small series of jazz concerts in PONCHO Concert Hall to a year-long, multidisciplinary series of visiting artists, beloved alumni, and distinguished faculty at all three Cornish College of the Arts campuses in Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, and Seattle Center.
The 2017/18 Cornish Presents seasonlets art and discussion collide, and crossover occur natura...
November 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E Roy Street, Seattle
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
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 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...
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...
January 24, 2017
Another Cornish grad on a fast track, Renee Boehlke, fresh from receiving her BFA in Dance, wins a Velocity Bridge Project Creative Residency. Projects begin Thursday, January 26.
Well, that didn’t take long. Renee Boehlke ’16 graduated in May. With the ink barely dry on...
January 9, 2017
Cornish alumni have been busy: producing art, furthering their academic careers, making the world a better place, and winning awards. Find out where a Cornish education has taken them.
Design grad Grace Reyer '16 who also studied film at Cornish, wrote Film+Media Chair ...
December 13, 2016
Jason McCauley was a well-known figure in Cornish’s administrative offices. His beautiful playing of the classics and his own compositions on the six-foot Steinway grand in the vestibule was the soundtrack to our work for several years. A graduate of the Music Department, McCauley has taken his BM and gone an exciting and unexpected direction: graduate study for a master’s degree in liberal studies at venerable, rigorous St. John’s College of Annapolis and Santa Fe. He plans to continue on to a doctorate. McCauley’s study is a vibrant reminder that Cornish teaches not just the arts, but the liberal arts.
From Jason McCauley, Class of 2016:
I started at St. John's College right after graduation, in t...
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.