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    Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Latest update on Spring 2021

    During the Spring of 2021, the Cornell Orchestras will be in Hybrid mode of learning, provided campus conditions are safe. Three courses will be offered during the Spring 21 semester: 3621 Cornell Symphony Orchestra, 4621 Cornell Chamber Orchestra and 4121 Advanced Conducting. An Informational Town Hall will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020, from 5-6 pm ET. Here is the archived video

    https://youtu.be/lkI5uym5KBY

    3126 CSO Hybrid & 41246 CCO Hybrid

    for Spring 2021

    CSO Hybrid

    The semester will begin on February 9, online with 4 guest speakers continuing our Fall series. For four Wednesdays CSO and CCO will combine for sessions during the Wednesday 455-610 pm time slot.

    From March 8 to March 25
    CSO and CCO will meet during their assigned regular rehearsal time and being an online sectional period of rehearsals

    From March 29 to May 8
    CSO and CCO will meet during their assigned regular rehearsal times and dress rehearsal times for in-person rehearsals.

    May 2 and May 9 will be performance dates. Concerts will be live-streamed either from Bailey Hall or the Arts Quad Tents.

    May 10-May 13 additional days of in-person rehearsals.

     

    Canvas links will be available in December of 2020

    4121 Advanced Conducting

    Course description

    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. This is the advanced version of 2120 offered in the fall semester of 2020.

     

    Canvas Link will be available in December

    3126 CSO Online

    for Fall 2020

    CSO Online

    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.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VxYEQcVa7-zq-8gEbgjXgoU7nXj1OnK0mcuIWGmhtL8/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Canvas Link to 3621

    2120 The Art of Conducting

    for Fall 2020

    Course description

    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.

    Link to syllabus

     

    Canvas Link to 2120

     

    Spring 2019 Newsletter

    The most recent update of our semesterly newsletter.

    Summer Video Calls

    Summer video calls will be scheduled on the following date and times [subject to change]

    June 9, 2020, 5-630 pm ET [click for notes and links from the meeting]

     

    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]

     

    [Link to the Video]

     

    August 2, 2020, 7-830 pm ET [click for notes and links from the meeting]

     

    [Link to the Video]

     

    August 19, 2020, 7-830 pm ET [click for notes and links from the meeting]

    [Link to the Video]