High school students who plan to audition for college music or theatre scholarships will learn valuable tips at Audition 101: A Crash Course in Preparing for Your College Performing Arts Scholarship Audition on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Cornell College.
Cornell’s fine arts events for 2014-2015 include a performance by Quink, a collaboration between the Cornell Theatre Department and NYC’s Puppet Kitchen , a Cornell Studio & Emeriti Art Faculty Exhibition, and the annual holiday choral concert.
In April the Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir became only the second group to perform an ambitious piece.
The love of the history of music he discovered at Cornell College led Corey Lohman to pursue his Ph.D. in musicology.
The Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir will perform “QED: Engaging Richard Feynman” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in King Chapel. This is only the second time this ambitious piece has been performed.
The Guy Mendilow Ensemble, will present their newest touring show, Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom, on Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. on the Orange Carpet.
The Brazilian Guitar Quartet will perform the year’s final Music Monday concert on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in King Chapel.
Cornell College’s Music Department will present two concerts in December: A choral holiday concert on Dec. 7 and a jazz ensemble concert on Dec. 10.
Take two trumpets, one French horn, a trombone, and a tuba — put them in the hands of virtuoso performers — add some lighthearted demonstrations — and you have the Saint Louis Brass Quintet. Come see, hear, and enjoy the Saint Louis Brass Quintet for the first Music Monday of the year at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14, in King Chapel.
Cornell’s fine arts events for 2013-2014 include a performance by The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, a co-production with Riverside Theatres of “Birth Witches” with Guest Director Artist Leda Hoffman, a variety of Luce Gallery shows including sabbatical work from art professor Tony Plaut opening Sept. 1, and the annual holiday choral concert.
James Martin, professor of music at Cornell College, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a course designed to study an enduring question. Martin’s course will examine the relationship between tradition and innovation.
Soprano Lisa Hearne, professor of music, and Joyce Strabala, instructor of piano, will give a recital on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Ringer Recital Hall of Armstrong Hall at Cornell College. The program includes Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber, The Promised Land, a new work of American spirituals by Gwyneth Walker, art songs in French and German, and songs from musical theater.
Don Chamberlain, longtime music professor and conductor of the Cornell College Jazz Ensemble, was awarded status as an emeritus professor after the ensemble’s concert on Dec. 11.
The Cornell College and Mount Vernon Community choirs, along with Cornell alumni, performed Handel’s “The Messiah” on Dec. 1 as the annual holiday concert.
An article by Profess of Music James Martin, “Confronting One’s Nazi Past: German Political History with Respect to Wagner and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg,” appeared in the September 2012 issue of Wagner News (The Wagner Society of America). He continues to serve on the artistic advisory committee for Orchestra Iowa.