Wind Ensembles of Cornell University's Department of Music

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CU Winds Clarinets at the Spring 2012 Banquet Photo Credit:CU Winds file photo

CU Winds’ Upcoming Year

July 26, 2014

CU Winds is looking forward to presenting two exciting concerts this fall semester under our interim director, Dr. James Spinazzola. In October we will be playing an assortment of jazz-inspired wind band music, and in November we are welcoming David Maslanka as a guest composer for a program featuring two of his works. Some great music is surely in CU Winds’ future. See more about our program here.

CU Winds Presents: Sounds of the City, May 1

April 19, 2014

Come see CU Winds as we present our second spring concert, Sounds of the City, featuring works by Frank Ticheli, Michael Markowski, and Michael Small, a Cornell composer. Thursday May 1, 8pm in Bailey Hall, or, as always, you can join us via our live stream.

Sounds of the City

Cynthia Johnston Turner named Director of Bands and Professor of Conducting at the Hugh Hodgson School, University of Georgia

February 24, 2014

CU Winds director Cynthia Johnston Turner has accepted an offer from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.  The Hodgson School has over 500 music majors, six wind ensembles, and world-class faculty and facilities. Turner has been hired as Full Professor, will conduct the wind ensemble and mentor MM and DMA students in conducting. She will conduct the Cornell Commencement this May for the last time and assume her new post in August. Brava Professor Turner!