Cornish News

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March 25, 2015

Denise Martel Named Chair of Performance Production

Cornish's new Chair of Performance Production mostly recently worked at Seattle Children's Theatre, a close neighbor of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

After a rigorous national search that began in 2014, Denise Martel was named Chair of Performance Pr...

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March 24, 2015

Women in Design & Metal Speak at Cornish

The SEGD Seattle Chapter kicks off its speaker series at Cornish with Women in Design; the next day, Cornish hosts Women in Metal from Pratt Fine Arts Center.

​Sometimes the stars just align. Tuesday and Wednesday March 25 and 26, Cornish will play host to...

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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...

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March 2, 2015

Cornish Commons Tops Off

Cornish College of the Arts adds a brand-new building to its campus in 2015: Cornish Commons. This mix of residence hall, classroom space, and Student Life offices opens in August.

Cornish Commons, the new residence hall and academic building being developed for Cornish College of...

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March 1, 2015

Alumni Centennial Bash a Huge Success

There was a once-in-a-century chance to have a terrific Cornish centennial celebration for alumni. Nailed it!

It was the largest Cornish alumni gathering ever, a testament to the new energy being put into r...

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February 27, 2015

Rizo Rocks Zinzanni

Lady Rizo, Amelia Zirin-Brown ’99 , is one of the best performers you’ll ever see up close—and you can be very close indeed in Seattle's famed spiegeltent. She’s headlining at Teatro Zinzanni.

Lady Rizo makes a world for you at her performances, a place of danger but offering — paradoxicall...

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February 17, 2015

Cornish Presents Continues with Pianist Dr. Peter Mack

Called technically infallible and indefatigable, Dr. Peter Mack brings his virtuosic command of the piano to the stage of the PONCHO February 22.

Sometimes you look far and wide to bring in the best; sometimes they are to be found right next door...

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February 13, 2015

Dance Seniors Show Off Their Style

The 2015 BFA Dance Concerts on February 14 and 21, showcase the choreography and performance work of Cornish Dance Department’s class of 2015.

An eclectic array of dance styles and viewpoints make up the 2015 BFA Dance Concerts this Saturday a...

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February 10, 2015

Nienkämper Brings Design Star Power to Cornish

As Cornish redefines and strengthens its Interior Architecture program within the Design Department, designer and entrepreneur Klaus Nienkämper pays a perfectly timed visit.

You should have learned the name if you love design, but even if you haven’t, you know the work of...

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February 5, 2015

Cornish Art Show Illuminates Changes in Curriculum

"Changing Our Stripes: The New Art Program at Cornish" proudly shows off the results of a new, integrated approach.

At a century-old beloved Seattle institution where Mark Tobey once taught painting, changing up the...

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January 29, 2015

Theater Winter New Works Festival Underway

The Cornish Theater Department’s Original Works students bring plays under development for the Cornish Playhouse Studio with the Theater Winter New Works Festival.

​The 2015 Cornish Winter New Works Festival is in production and set to open February 6 at the Stu...

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January 29, 2015

Cornish College of the Arts Joins Kronos’ Fifty For The Future

Cornish President Nancy J. Uscher announced today that Cornish will be part of an exciting new program for the training of students and emerging professionals in music.

The Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association’s new program, Fifty for the Future: The Kro...

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January 23, 2015

Cornish Presents 2015 Season Starts Jan. 25

Cornish's 35-year-old music series returns to Poncho Concert Hall with special appearances by visiting jazz artists and local classical musicians.

The Spring 2015 Cornish Presents music series kicks off Jan. 25 with the Ben Wendel Quartet at the P...

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January 22, 2015

Cornish Throws a TASK Party for Everyone

UPDATE! The Cornish TASK Party, the concept work of noted artist Oliver Herring, opened its doors on January 16—HUGE success.

Update: Happy, whirring, spinning pandemonium in the Beebe Building at Cornish's Main Campus as Oliv...

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January 14, 2015

Erickson, Carter Named Performance Production Interim Chairs

Ron Erickson and Greg Carter, fixtures at Cornish and in Seattle's performance design community, take over the Performance Production Department as Interim Co-Chairs.

Cornish Provost Moira Scott Payne has announced the appointment of Ron Erickson and G...

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January 9, 2015

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Cornish

This year's regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were hosted by Cornish. Festivities include an exhibition of the high-school students' art at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

Cornish hosted the Washington regionals for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for high school...

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December 19, 2014

Cornish Looks Beautiful At 100

Overlooking the formally attired crowd, all black tie and ball gowns to celebrate Cornish's 100th anniversary, graduate Mary Lambert remarked, “You look so beautiful out there."

Cornish College of the Arts celebrated 100 years in Seattle on Friday, November 14, 2014,...

More About Centennial Sponsors: The Cornish Centennial Gala set new records due in part to th...

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December 14, 2014

Baker Named Interim Music Chair

Starting January 2015, Tom Baker steps in as interim chair of the Music Department.

Tom Baker, DMA, officially assumes his new position as interim chair of the Music Department on Janu...

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December 14, 2014

Hang Ups Draws Crowd of Poster Lovers

More than 200 people attended Hang Ups: Cornish Poster Show at Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

Robynne Raye declared that Hang Ups: Cornish Poster Show was a great success. "We had more than 200...

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December 4, 2014

Clues to Music Development Found In Bird Song

Faculty members from Cornish College of the Arts, Philipps University of Marburg, and University of Vienna, demonstrated that the bird songs share certain traits with human music.

“We need to be careful not to just project sound structures we are familiar with on to animal song...

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December 4, 2014

Ferguson Piece Leads CDT Fall Concert Lineup

Dance professor Iyun Ashani Harrison’s statement on Ferguson, Mystery of Iniquity, was featured in the Cornish Dance Theater's Fall Concert 2014.

Mystery of Iniquity, Iyun Ashani Harrison’s offering for the Cornish Dance Theater Fall Concert, d...