Professor of Music, Composition and Music Theory
Richard Cornell works in a range of symphonic and chamber music forms, as well as computer-mediated sound art. He has awards from the Fromm Music Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. The chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Musica Viva, New England Philharmonic, Collage New Music, the International Trumpet Guild, the Muir Quartet, and others have commissioned his works. Cornell’s collaborations with visual artists have been presented at the Krakow Triennial, Hafnarborg Museum (Reykyavik), International Symposium on Electronic Art (Dubai and Vancouver), ProyectoACE (Buenos Aires), the Kala Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and the Ruschman Gallery (Indianapolis). Virtual reality artworks, developed with visual artist Deborah Cornell have been presented at Indiana University, Boston CyberArts, SuperComputing, at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and at the Taipei Biennial. Cornell’s works are recorded on Ravello, Northeastern Records, Sony Classical, and EMI/Virgin Veritas labels, and distributed worldwide by Naxos.