Performance is a fundamental part of Cornell’s cultural life. The Department of Music encourages music-making through a wide array of chamber and large ensembles, as well as its offerings in private lessons and directed coaching by members of the music faculty. Master classes, degree and non-degree recitals, contemporary music concerts, and an annual concerto competition supplement the music department’s concert offerings.
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Featured Ensemble Performance: Symphony Orchestra, 4/29/18
Cornell Symphony Orchestra (CSO), led by conductor Chris Younghoon Kim, features Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March and Symphony No. 6.
During this Winter Session course offering, Dr. Appert will survey the vast musical and cultural impact rap has had on the world since its inception in New York City during the 1970s.Read more
Rachel Horner (PhD candidate, MSS) has won the James F. Slevin Assignment Sequence prizeRead more
The performance will feature singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré, who wrote the music for the original production.Read more
“Simon Shaheen is widely celebrated as a virtuoso violinist and oud player, incomparably creative composer and master teacher of Arab music."Read more
It will be the first time the instrument will be played in public.Read more