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April 18, 2018

Rehearsing With A Visiting Artist

Dance student Monica Kerr interviews Sarah Butler, a founding member of Ate9, who returned to Cornish to set an excerpt of Danielle Agami’s work "Vickie" for Cornish Dance Theater.

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April 6, 2018

Cornish Dance Theater Brings Alumni Back

For Spring 2018 Cornish Dance Theater, alumni Sarah Butler, Natascha Greenwalt, and Sam Picart are welcomed back to campus.

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April 2, 2018

Raymond Tymas-Jones Appointed As Next Cornish President

Raymond Tymas-Jones will become the next president of Cornish College of the Arts on July 1, 2018.

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March 22, 2018

Seven Spring Musicals and Plays

April's shows include two kid-friendly musicals, Shakespearean comedy, and the return of The Clown Show. Cornish alum HATLO collaborates with the students to create a brand new work as well.

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March 21, 2018

Music’s Universal Connections Inspire New Work

Composer Beth Fleenor wrote “Mycelium” for the March 25 concert celebrating Paul Taub’s 38 years of teaching at Cornish College of the Arts. When she was at Cornish, Taub encouraged her to connect with other musicians. Today, her new work celebrates music's universal connections.

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March 2, 2018

Messages from the President

Acting President Star Hang Nga Rush sent the following messages to the Cornish community following the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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February 28, 2018

From Ideation To Deliverables – Students Become Educators

William Corley ’18 and other Interior Architecture seniors worked with the students at from Big Picture Learning institute Gibson Ek High School . Corley provided the following article about the experience.

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February 11, 2018

Talking To Tobolowsky

Jonathan Peel '18 interviewed actor/writer Stephen Tobolowsky ("The Tobolowsky Files") during his fall visit to Cornish College of the Arts. Currently preparing his BFA thesis film, Peel received invaluable tips from Tobolowsky on the duration of the story, how to direct an actor, and more.

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February 2, 2018

Pat Hon’s Remarkable 40 Years At Cornish

Dance student Rebecca Betteridge '19 recounts the impact that Pat Hon has had on Cornish's Dance Department, alumni, and the local dance community. Hon retires this year, and her legacy will be celebrated following the April 21 performance of Cornish Dance Theater (more to come!).

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January 29, 2018

Exploring Joy At The Cornish Playhouse

Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center offers free space for artists to develop new projects in its Arts Incubator program at the Seattle Center.

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January 26, 2018

Working With Angus Oblong On The Victorian Hotel

For their senior BFA project, Performance Production’s John Tyndall ’18 and Becca Pauza ’18 decided to stage the Seattle premiere of The Victorian Hotel by Angus Oblong.

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January 22, 2018

Pylon III Debuts At Cornish Playhouse

Cornish Presents is a multidisciplinary series held on campus and featuring visiting artists, beloved alumni, and distinguished faculty this spring. February kicks off with the debut of Pylon III by acclaimed choreographer Coleman Pester.

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January 14, 2018

Pivot Convocation’s Spring Series

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.

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December 12, 2017

Nellie Cornish Lauded And Other December News

Nellie Cornish is acknowledged as one of Seattle's earliest innovators; the Gala raises $677,000 for scholarships; remaining December events; and the Cornish community makes news nationally and internationally.

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November 19, 2017

Audie Award-Winning Cornish Alum Tavia Gilbert Visits Campus

Tavia Gilbert graduated in Theater in 2000 and has gone on to become a star in the audiobooks arena; now she has returned to help Cornish students with their voice-over skills.

It is drama at its most basic: telling a story and capturing listeners. The stage is your iPad, or y...

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November 17, 2017

Alumni-Powered Cornish Gala Raises $677K for Students

The 2017 edition of the Annual Cornish College Scholarship Gala, set against the sparkling backdrop of the Chihuly Garden and Glass and featuring famous alumnae, set a fundraising record for the event.

Held for the first time in the glittering, colorful Glass House of Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seatt...

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November 8, 2017

Alumni Entertain At Chihuly Garden and Glass

For the 2017 Scholarship Gala, the entertainment will be provided by Cornish College of the Arts’ alumni Lady Rizo ’99 and Amy O’Neal ’99.

Cornish’s 2017 Scholarship Gala at Chihuly Garden and Glass is set to be a glittering affair with...

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October 31, 2017

Cornish Playhouse Gallery Hosts Artists Up Exhibition

Cornish College celebrates three artists from 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture "Artists Up" program at the Cornish Playhouse Gallery.

As part of the Cornish Playhouse's ongoing commitment to public service, Cornish Playhouse Director...

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October 30, 2017

Nellie Cornish Embraced New Ideas For Education

In the documentary Cornish: Crossroads & Catalyst, Nellie Cornish's adoption of new ideas for teaching turned into a magnet that drew artists from across the country to work at Cornish. The idea of a school devoted to creating citizens and innovators as much as practicing artists heralded a new way of thinking about arts education.

When Nellie Cornish began working toward establishing a school of her own, she wanted something diff...

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October 20, 2017

Cornish College Takes Back The Night

On November 2, Cornish College of the Arts will march as part of the biannual "Take Back The Night." This event is organized by Student Life and led by Kaitlyn Vallance and Grace Carmack. Following information is supplied by Grace Carmack, Administrative Services Coordinator.

On November 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. we will gather at Kerry Hall outside of Poncho for 30 minutes...

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October 12, 2017

Female Directors Take Over Cornish’s Stages

Cornish's 2017 fall plays include politically charged American drama, youthful musicals, and looks at how gender and race can define a person's place in the world.

Cornish College of the Arts will stage six shows this fall at the college’s South Lake Union and S...

Spring Awakening, music by Duncan Sheik, book & lyrics by Steven Sater Directed by Sheila Dani...

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September 18, 2017

Myers and Cornish: the Future of Interior Architecture

If you’re not impressed with Julie Myers and her Interior Architecture Department at Cornish College of the Arts, you’re very hard to impress. In her laudatory article on Myers, “Design Schooled” in Gray magazine, Stacy Kendall clearly was.

If you’re the head of a college department, you wish people would talk about your work the way Sta...

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September 15, 2017

Cornish Presents Brings Diverse Series To Campus

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...

Projeto Arcomusical November 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E Roy Street, Seattle ...

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September 7, 2017

Convocation Kicks Off the Year at the Playhouse

This year, the annual celebration of the beginning of the academic year at the College moved to the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center and was set to the music of alumna and jazz notable Dawn Clement, class of 2000.

​The students, faculty, and staff of Cornish College of the Arts gathered for the College’s Conv...

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September 6, 2017

Cornish College Opposes The Ending of DACA

A letter from Interim President Chris Kevorkian on the recent announcement to end the DACA program.

Dear Cornish College Community, Yesterday was the first day of the fall semester at Cornish Colle...

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June 28, 2017

Enjoy Lunch With Some Cornish College Musicians

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 June...

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June 22, 2017

Film Festival Opportunities Found In LA

After graduating with a BFA in Theater, Kyle McAuley '11 found himself creating short films for a California film festival. This year, he is the committee chair for the “On Location” project of New Filmmakers Los Angeles and hopes to hear from other Cornish transplants.

Moving away from Cornish College of the Arts can be a challenge. The college prides itself on having...

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May 31, 2017

Jim Kent Finds His Dream Company In Whim W’Him

Jim Kent '05 has danced for a number of Seattle choreographers since graduation. A member of Whim W'him since 2010, he has appeared in more than 30 new works staged by that company, including the mammoth "Approaching Ecstasy" which places a choir of 40 men and women on stage with the dancers.

Appearing in the June 2017 performances of Approaching Ecstasy at the Cornish Playhouse will be...

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May 15, 2017

Ruffner Draws On Cornish Expertise For Augmented Reality

This year’s Consilience Event at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) features artist Ginny Ruffner. In 2015, Ruffner was invited into the Design classroom at Cornish Cornish College of the Arts to learn alongside our students, new tools and techniques she is using in the creation of her exciting augmented reality projects The result was a fruitful creative and technical learning as well as mentoring exchange.

Artist Ginny Ruffner’s interactive augmented reality installation Poetic Hybrids had some assistan...

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May 15, 2017

Commencement 2017 – You Will Climb the Sky

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...