July 29, 2016
An award-winning clarinetist and composer as well as a respected educator, newly appointed Chair of Music James Falzone seeks a department that "meets today’s challenges and reflects Cornish’s rich history and values.
Moira Scott Payne, provost and vice-president for academic affairs, announced today that clarinetist...
July 1, 2016
Cornish graduate Mary Lambert ’11 has won awards for her music and for her social activism. Now she’s part of J.C. Penney’s #HereIAm campaign for body positivity.
Singer Mary Lambert turns her music into a powerful tool for speaking out about the issues that conc...
May 25, 2016
Cornish's supporters have been challenged and we need your help to spread the word! Three generous donors are matching up to $35,000 in contributions to the Cornish's new Visiting Artists Fund. Donate online to the program of your choice and help continue a storied tradition that brings amazing guest artists to our students for in-depth and up-close interactions through master classes, residencies, workshops, and presentations.
Alumni and Cornish supporters are spreading the word that a donation to the Visiting Artist Fund giv...
May 17, 2016
In her welcome to the graduating Class of 2016, Dr. Nancy J. Uscher, President of Cornish College of the Arts, exorted them to not only be ready for what comes next, but to meet it head on, to be thoroughly outrageous in their approach to the arts and to life.
Delivered May 14, 2016
Commencement 2016 Welcome by President Nancy J Uscher, PhD.
This is a mome...
March 23, 2016
Broadway legend Ben Vereen will give the Commenncement address as part of the 2016 graduation ceremonies at McCaw Hall on May 14.
Cornish College of the Arts President Nancy J. Uscher announced today that Honorary Doctorate degree...
March 3, 2016
Cornish faculty are working artists. Even after they retire from teaching, their work in their field continues. Both Performance Production's Karen Gjelsteen and Music's Janice Giteck will be honored at events in April.
Two events on campus will feature the work of retired or retiring Cornish faculty this April.
February 20, 2016
As previously announced, the Kronos Quartet will be in Seattle from February 20 to 24. They will lead a two-day interdisciplinary residency on campus with Cornish students that extends well outside of the music department. There will also be a number of free off-site events for students.
Cornish students from all departments will have an opportunity to interact with the famed Kronos Qua...
The Kronos Quartet—David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cel...
February 10, 2016
Aided by a Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency, Veronica Lee-Baik brings her finished multidisciplinary piece back to campus. At a time when people are tweeting #AskHerMore, Lee-Baik tackles gender and pay equity through a distinctly Asian lens. Blending modern technology with modern dance, she creates a thought-provoking work guaranteed to spark interesting discussions afterward.
The Three Yells: Her Name Is Isaac returns to Cornish this week. This multidisciplinary dance work d...
February 7, 2016
Cornish Presents' spring season brings master musicians and multidisciplinary programs to campus. Many programs provide students with additional opportunities to perform with major artists in their field.
Cornish College of the Arts’ visiting and resident artists series “Cornish Presents” opened it...
February 3, 2016
“The Midday Concerts are an excellent opportunity for music students to experience each other’s work and for building a sense of community within our department. But it’s also a good chance for students from ADFM, Theater, Dance, and Performance Production to hear what their peers in music are working on outside their discipline" - Tom Baker
Each semester, the Music Department of Cornish College of the Arts hosts a variety of free concerts...
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.