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Cornish Programs

Music

The Cornish Music Department has always been forward thinking. Our legacy includes cutting-edge jazz education, maverick composers who challenge the way we listen, and performers making art around the globe. World-renowned faculty mentor students as they find their own path in the music industry.

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What To Expect

BM
Bachelor of Music

The music industry is a beautiful web of possibilities. At Cornish, our Bachelor of Music degree prepares students for their careers by equipping them with the essential skills they will need, while offering opportunities to experiment and develop their own artistic vision.

Learn more about our BM degree requirements and review our model program/advising worksheet:

Model Program

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Student & Alumni Work

Students | Alums

Gregg Belisle​-​chi (BM ’11)

Martin Budde

Marina DeMarco

Denny Euprasert (BM ’92)

Celeste Felsheim

Kayce Guthmiller

Students | Alums

Amy Hall

Liam Hardison (BM ’19)

Dylan Hayes (BM ’19)

Payton Redwood (BM ’19)
David Semon (BM ’19)

Adam Torres

Cornish Ensembles

Cornish Jazz Ensemble: Natasha

Cornish Jazz Ensemble: Shoot From the Hip

Cornish Latin Ensemble

 


 

 

Program Faculty + Administration

Music

James Falzone

Department Chair
Clarinet, Improvisation, Ensembles
Music

Tom Baker

Professor
Composition, Theory, Electronic Music
Music

Kaley Lane Eaton

Interim Associate Professor
Composition, Voice, Music Technology
Music

Johnaye Kendrick

Professor
Voice, Ensemble
Music

Natalie Lerch

Professor
Voice, Pedagogy
Music

Kerry O'Brien

Interim Associate Professor
Musicology, Percussion
Music

Tom Varner

Associate Professor
Horn, Ensembles, Improvisation
Music

Kelly Ash

Instructor
Voice, Songwriting
Music
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Heather Bentley

Instructor
Viola, Ensembles
Music

Greg Campbell

Instructor
Drum Set, Percussion, Ensembles
Music

Chuck Deardorf

Instructor
Bass, Ensembles
Music

Leanna Keith

Instructor
Flute, Ensembles
Music

Raymond Larsen

Instructor
Trumpet
Music

Michael Jinsoo Lim

Instructor
Violin
Music

Peter Mack

Instructor, Piano
Music
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David Marriott

Instructor, Trombone
Music

Michael Nicolella

Instructor
Guitar
Music

Jarrad Powell

Instructor, Gamelan Ensemble

Faculty Emeriti | Music

Jarrad Powell, Professor Emeritus | 1984 – 2020
Paul Taub, Professor Emeritus | 1979 – 2018
Janice Giteck, Professor Emerita | 1979 – 2016
Jim Knapp, Professor Emeritus | 1971 – 2016

 


Program Information

Admissions Information

Office of Admission

Main Campus Center
Floor 3
admission@cornish.edu
(800) 726-ARTS