Cornell Giving Day is March 20! What do your donations support?
Cornell’s composers, performers, and music scholars shape the character of musical life in every corner of our campus, with an impact that continues far into the wider world.
A musical education provides students with more than just tools for artistic expression: it instills creative thinking, fosters aesthetic appreciation, promotes experimentation, and allows for students to develop different methods of approaching the world around them.
Music at Cornell is a destination for students from all seven Colleges looking for creative and artistic outlets. Whether someone wants to perform in an orchestra, learn the theory behind the music, or study its history, we have the tools and opportunities available for their creative and artistic endeavors. The video below describes just a small sampling of our students' passion for music.
We provide opportunities for study and performance under the guidance of a distinguished faculty, as part of an education at a great university and devoted to excellence that reflects a concern for the constant interaction of scholarship, performance, and composition by faculty members and students alike.
Paramount to that goal is the opportunity for students to work individually with instructors through our Individual Instruction lessons program. These lessons provide challenge and growth and encourage mastery of a students chosen areas of study, whether it is voice, piano, violin, or any other instrument within the program. The cost of lessons is in addition to tuition.
On this Giving Day, the Department of Music will direct your gift to provide scholarships for these music lessons to students in need seeking to gain a fuller, richer experience at Cornell through musical education.
If you prefer to designate your gift to another department fund, please note the purpose in the donation form.