Mark your calendars for Cornell Giving Day, March 16th!
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. We provide opportunities for study and performance under the guidance of distinguished faculty, as part of an education at a great university.
Our students and faculty present imaginative and innovative music-making, research, and other creative activities as part of their Cornell experience and to share with the community. Your donation of any size on March 16 will go towards direct costs of music making, including scholarships. Thank you for your generosity and for making a difference for our students! Hear directly from them below:
“We have so many bright students of all disciplines who are also incredible musicians who bring their unique perspectives to our music ensembles.”
- Adam Dixon
“Participating in music at Cornell is a wonderful way to continue my love of music performing and learning. There truly is something for everyone. [And] I am able to pursue my love of music as much as I wish in a meaningful way.”
- Kenneth Burnett
“One thing I enjoy about being a doctoral composition student at Cornell is that I’m free to take classes in any field. As a composer who composes with music, sounds, visuals, words, and other extra-musical elements, taking classes and meeting folks from other disciplines has nourished my creative practice.”
“From the moment I stepped into Sage Chapel with the Chorus my freshman year, I knew I was surrounded by inspiring, brilliant, insanely talented individuals that have changed the course of my life forever.”
“Working with my advisor and the rest of my committee and the support and insight I've gotten from my peers in the department have made graduate school a very generative place for me.”
- Sean Peters