We offer a number of highly regarded ensembles, open to all students by audition. In addition to building group performance skills, our ensembles also offer exceptional undergraduate solo opportunities. Our ensembles are: 

Each ensemble performs once or twice per semester. The ensembles also perform off campus at public schools, jazz clubs, churches, and at area special events. 

Other performance opportunities exist at Cornell, as well. Our majors and many of our non-majors perform recitals as juniors or seniors. A weekly performance seminar provides additional opportunities for interested students, and vocal students compete in annual events such as National Association of Teachers of Singing and Metropolitan Opera auditions.

2017–2018 Performance Calendar

Oct. 15, 2 p.m.: Guest Choral Concert featuring Mount Vernon High School Choir, Solon High School Choir, and Cornell College Concert Choir

Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Steel Drum Ensembles

Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Music Mondays concert featuring duoJalal (viola and percussion)

Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert

Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.: Holiday Concert featuring Cornell Choirs and Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Iowa City West High School Choral Concert

Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Music Mondays concert featuring pianist Andreas Klein

Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Steel Drum Ensembles

Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Music Mondays concert featuring Dutch a capella ensemble Quink

April 6, 7:30 p.m.: Symphonic Band

April 20, 7:30 p.m.: Symphony Orchestra

April 22, 3 p.m.: Spring Choral Concert

April 27, 7:30p .m.: Jazz Ensemble