Tomorrow’s Music Today

In the Cornish Bachelor of Music (BM) program, you’ll be mentored by professors who are themselves working musicians. Experience the highly personalized, one-on-one training Cornish is known for. Tap into the intimate, intensive, performance-oriented energy here, and feel like you’re part of more than a class—you’re part of a community.


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“I believe individual creativity gives rise to creative solutions to social problems. My music is a reflection of these ideas, and my journey to arrive at this way of thinking started at Cornish.”

Beth Fleenor ’04

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Cornish in the News

Cornish College reduces tuition 20 percent


​Corinne Wheeler was on the bus commuting to the Cornish College of Arts when she opened her email and got the news: her tuition would be 20 percent cheaper next year.

“I was like, oh my god,” she said. “I was in shock. I sent a screenshot to my parents ... and they were freaking out about it.”

Cornish is now among an increasing number of private colleges and liberal arts schools that aren’t just freezing their tuition rates, but reducing them all together.

Dylan Hayes’ Jazz College Days


​Music student Dylan Hayes caught the attention of KNKX’s Abe Beeson, who wrote: “Hayes celebrates the upcoming conclusion of his studies in Seattle with a senior recital at Cornish’s Kerry Hall on November 8th, and jazz fans around Puget Sound are hoping he’ll stick around after graduation.” The station broadcast a studio performance with Hayes on September 20.

Jazz Singer Johnaye Kendrick Discusses Her New Album, Inspirations And Her Role As An Educator

South Seattle Emerald

An interview with writer Gus Marshall, who states: “Local treasure Johnaye Kendrick is a sensational jazz singer as well as esteemed professor at Cornish College of the Arts. Her self-produced sophomore album Flying (Johnygirl Records) has solidified Kendrick as one of the current names to know on the national jazz scene.”