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Letter from the Chair

Dear Friends of Music,

In my office at the heart of Cornell’s central campus, I’m mindful of the many artistic and scholarly interactions that find a home in Music, and that transform students’ lives. Faculty and students here work on two basic tasks: creating new understanding, and sharing that understanding. In doing this, we change ourselves, each other, and society at large for the better...

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This academic year featured numerous highlights from programs and individuals. Please follow the links below to read more!

Atkinson Forum: After Experimental Music

Atkinson Forum: After Experimental Music

The Spring Atkinson Forum in American Studies, “After Experimental Music,” brought over thirty scholars and artists to Cornell to debate and discuss the recent history and practice of adventurous music making.

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Students, faculty reflect on lessons from Wynton Marsalis' visit

Students, faculty reflect on lessons from Wynton Marsalis' visit

A.D. White Professor-at-Large Wynton Marsalis visited Cornell for a week this March and participated in a nonstop schedule of teaching and performing with students at Cornell and in the Ithaca community.

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Successful Giving Day Supports Student Musicians

Successful Giving Day Supports Student Musicians

Cornell University held its third annual Giving Day on March 20, with the Department of Music once again participating. For the second year, we directed all undesignated gifts to the Friends of Music Fund to support scholarships for music lessons and far surpassed our goals.

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Endowment Funded for Steven Stucky Memorial Residency

Endowment Funded for Steven Stucky Memorial Residency

Through the generosity of more than 50 donors, the residency will bring an internationally-renowned chamber ensemble to Cornell to perform new music by Cornell composers and collaborate with faculty and students.

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Your support makes a difference!

Unrestricted gifts, no matter the amount, help support every facet of the Cornell Music Department. Gifts may also be designated to support a specific area of the department’s activities. Endowments provide assurance that funding will be available in perpetuity to support the Department’s facilities and programs.

You can make a gift online at Cornell’s Alumni, Parents & Friends page or send a check payable to “Cornell University” (Memo: Music Department) to:

Cornell University
Box 37334
Boone, IA 50037-0334