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June 29, 2015

Cornish Playhouse Offers Space To Create

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator program offers local artists a place to create and collaborate. The Changeling Project, part of the 2014/15 Arts Incubator, will be open to the public on Thursday, July 2. Creators Adriana Camoy and Charles McCall invite their audience to enjoy a combination of dance and poetry, then give feedback on their work-in-progress.

In a city where the space to create is hard to find, Cornish Playhouse offers artists interested in...

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June 26, 2015

Nicolella Discusses CDs and Concerts

Faculty member Michael Nicolella teaches classical guitar at Cornish College of the Arts. With wide-ranging interests, his solo concert and recording career has garnered great reviews from the New York Times and Washington Post, among others. His own articles on performing Bach appeared in Guitar Player this spring.

Guitarist/composer Tom Baker (Cornish’s interim chair of music) and guitarist/composer Michael Nic...

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June 18, 2015

Cornish@Amazon Summer Outdoor Concert Series Returns

What happens when you mix the campus of an Internet giant with the campus of an arts college? For the third consecutive summer, you get a free, open-air music series. The Cornish@Amazon concert series runs every Thursday from June 18 to Oct 1 at noon.

Cornish College of the Arts’ popular free summer concert series returned to Van Vorst Plaza today...

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June 12, 2015

Cornish Alumni Share Kudos for SIFF Audience Favorite Documentary

Success for Cornish grads in award-winning documentary "Even the Walls": the Film + Media program is brand new, but the success of our alumni is a reminder that Cornish has been active in the field for a good long while.

​The film, Even the Walls, selected for showing at the Seattle Film Festival (SIFF) threw light on...

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May 29, 2015

Cornish Graduate Mary Lambert Receives SAMHSA Special Recognition Award

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and singer/songwriter Mary Lambert uses her art year round to help those dealing childhood trauma and bipolar disorder.

Cornish graduate Mary Lambert ‘11 joined U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secret...

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May 12, 2015

Black Box and Dhrupad Days Lead Off Busy Cornish Festival Season

Summer is festival time in Seattle, and Cornish has a film festival, a music festival, a dance festival, and a theater festival happening on campus this summer. This month, the Indian classical music festival, Dhrupad Days,starts at PONCHO while experimental film festival Black Box 2.0 plays at Raisbeck and the Main Gallery.

​May blooms forth, the sun lingers on into the night, and in Seattle, it’s festival season. By t...

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April 21, 2015

Anne Bogart Selected As Commencement Speaker

As announced in March, author and award-winning theater and opera director Anne Bogart will address Cornish’s seniors during the 2015 Commencement on May 9 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center. President Nancy J. Uscher will award honorary degrees to Bogart and to choreographer and McArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Liz Lerman. In addition, this year’s Distinguished Recent Alumni Awards will go to Jerick Hoffer and Richard Andriessen and the Distinguished Alumni Award will go to Kent Devereaux.

Many Cornish theater majors already know the work of award-winning stage/opera director and author A...

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March 20, 2015

Bach to the Future: Cornish Celebrates the Composer’s 330th Birthday

In 2010, a New York cellist became afraid classical music was dying out and struck out to the subways to try and build a future for Bach’s work; on March 21, Cornish ensembles will take part.

Birthday gifts: what do you give to the guy who has everything? In the case of birthday boy Johann...

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March 11, 2015

Seattle Jazz Experience Fills Cornish Playhouse

It’s spring break but it’s not quiet at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. This weekend marks the return of the Seattle Jazz Experience, which brings together college and high school bands with local jazz greats.

Started in 2014, the Seattle Jazz Experience gives college and high school bands a chance to experie...

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March 4, 2015

New exhibition of Cunningham photos shows unseen history of Cornish

In 1935, photographer Imogen Cunningham contributed a series of photos for the Cornish School catalogue. Now these rare photos will be on public display, many for the first time, in A Stitch in Time: Imogen at Cornish.

While preparing for Cornish College of the Arts’ centennial celebration last November, college off...

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.