Wind Symphony and Chorale perform in Bailey Hall

Upcoming Events

Explore the links below to browse listings of upcoming music events in various categories and series:

Please note that events are subject to change and are maintained on the online event calendar listings below. Stay tuned for events in Fall 2021! All in-person events will follow current Cornell Covid protocols.

Compliance with the university's mask mandate will be required for all audience members. 

Please note the following public health requirements:

All attendees who are current Cornell students or employees must show their Cornell ID for admission to the event. Cornell employees attending indoor events must complete the Daily Check prior to attendance.

All attendees who are not current Cornell employees or students (such as alumni, visitors, guests, parents, community members, third party event attendees and others) must provide one of the following: 1) proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine; 2) results of a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the event start; or 3) an FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of the event start.

More details about our performance spaces, including parking and accessibility information, are available online.

Department of Music Concerts

The Department of Music sponsors more than one hundred concerts on campus each year, given by faculty members, students, departmental ensembles, and distinguished visiting artists. All are open to the public and most are free, unless ticketing information is given. 

Midday Music

Midday Music is a lunchtime concert series (12:30PM-1:15PM) featuring faculty, students, and guest artists – escape to Sage Chapel or Anabel Taylor Chapel (Wednesdays) or Lincoln Hall (Thursdays) on your lunch break and hear some wonderful music!

Musicology Colloquium

The Musicology Colloquium features presentations and discussions of recent research by distinguished visitors and by Cornell faculty and graduate students in musicology and performance practice. Meetings take place on select Thursdays at 4:30PM in Lincoln 124.

Composers' Forum

The Composers’ Forum brings renowned guest composers, artists, scholars, and performers to the campus several times a year. The Forum takes place on select Fridays at 1:30PM in Lincoln 316.

Center for Historical Keyboards

The Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards, with its world-class collection of working instruments, harnesses the collective creative and intellectual energies of performers, scholars, instrument makers, and music lovers. Events and programs include concerts, festival-conferences, workshops, and masterclasses both at Cornell and with partner institutions across the world.

Cornell Concert Series

The Cornell Concert Series has been hosting musicians and ensembles of international stature since 1903. Originally featuring Western classical artists, the series has since grown to encompass a broader spectrum of the world’s great art musics.


Mayfest was founded in 2007 by Cornell pianists Miri Yampolsky and Xak Bjerken. Every year, by the time winter has truly turned to spring, this chamber music festival brings a range of international guest artists to Ithaca. Come join us!