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. All in-person events will follow current Cornell Covid protocols.
Masks are not required but are highly encouraged.
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 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!
Music and Sound Studies Colloquium
The Music and Sound Studies Colloquium features presentations and discussions of recent research by distinguished visitors and by Cornell faculty and graduate students in music and sound studies and performance practice. Meetings take place on select Thursdays at 4:30PM in Lincoln 124.
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!