Everything you need to know as a member of CU Orchestras.
Summer Video Calls
Summer video calls will be scheduled on the following date and times [subject to change]
July 1, 2020, 7-830 pm ET [click for notes and links from the meeting]
July 22, 2020, 7-830 pm ET [click for notes and links from the meeting]
August 2, 2020, 7-830 pm ET [click for notes and links from the meeting]
August 19, 2020, 7-830 pm ET [for zoom invite please complete the audition form]
Response to the VOVID-19 Pandemic
Latest update on Fall 2020
During the fall of 2020, the Cornell Orchestras will be in Remote mode of learning. Two courses will be offered in place of CSO and CCO. First is 3621 CSOonline and the second is 2120 The Art of Conducting.
3126 CSO Online
for Fall 2020
This course will address the Black Lives Matter statement crafted by the members of the orchestra and examine the current state of the orchestra. We will continue to expand our Engaged Cornell Mentorship with the Ithaca School district. A series of guest speakers from the orchestral profession will address the issue of racism in the American Orchestra. The Speaker list is included in the link below.
2120 The Art of Conducting
for Fall 2020
This course, intended for music majors, music minors, and suitably interested non-majors, surveys a wide range of music tracing the history of the conductor from time beater to CEO of a major cultural organization of a city. The course will involve score analysis as well as critical viewing, listening, and examination of primary and secondary sources. The course is designed to develop students' knowledge of repertoire, and the musical institution of the orchestra while encouraging students to think critically about music and all source materials.
Notes for Incoming Students
Welcome to Cornell Orchestras!
Please be aware that the rosters and syllabi are still undergoing changes. What you may see posted currently on the website may not be accurate to the present. Please be aware of this at all times! Thank you!