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Moog Synthesizers and CSCM

Students in Michael Bradford’s Art of Sound Design class are working with the Moog Werkstatt synthesizer kit this semester.  They built the machines in class and will begin working with them to learn about the mechanics of sound synthesis.  The analog synthesizer was been a major influence in experimental and mainstream pop music since the…

Faculty Member Billy Kerr in China

Billy Kerr plans to travel to China in August to represent CSCM and participate in the the Second Jinbao International Music Festival 2016 & the First China Saxophone Art Festival.  The festival will take place in the Baodi District, Tianjin, China from August 13th to 16th, 2016 where Billy and the other VIP musicians from…

CSCM Contest Winners!

Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition Alumni, Isaias Elpes (MM 2013, Bass Performance) won the grand prize for bass and current student, Yakub Saputra (BM, Keyboard Performance) was listed as 2nd Finalist for the piano division in the world renowned music competition, “Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition.” CONGRATULATIONS TO ISAIAS and YAKUB!!!

Certificate Program Scholarships!

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY The Cornel School of Contemporary Music is excited to announce a special scholarship opportunity for the Certificate Program for Fall 2016/Spring 2017. The Shepherd University Board of Trustees has approved the budget for the music department to award 50 scholarships of 50% off tuition for the entering classes in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.  Fall classes…

Certificate Program starts in Spring 2017

CSCM Certificate Programs in Performance: Keyboards Guitar Bass Drums Vocals CSCM one year, four quarter Certificate Program is the place to get a complete musical education, and real-world practical training. The skills you acquire at the CSCM’s Certificate Program will prepare you to succeed in today’s professional music environment. At CSCM you will experience: –…

SuperStar K 2016 Preliminary Auditions at CSCM

Saturday May 14th – 10am. Shepherd University Auditorium Korea’s most popular music audition program “Mnet Superstar K” is holding an audition at Cornel School Of Contemporary Music. Show your musical talent to the world through this amazing opportunity! Look forward to seeing you here!

Ravel Group Meeting March 4

Los Angeles composers organization, the Ravel Group, meets on Friday March 4 – 12-2pm in the Shepherd University auditorium. CSCM faculty member Dr. Norman Ludwin will analyze Jerry Goldsmith’s score for “Alien”. Guest speaker is Hollywood orchestra contractor Reggie Wilson who’s credits include “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, “Frozen”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”,…

Mike Garson Clinic March 7 – David Bowie’s Pianist

Mike Garson is an influential pianist/keyboadist who is most notable for his work with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan, Free Flight, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Garson gave the piano and keyboard backing on the Ziggy Stardust tour and his contribution to “Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)” gave the song an avant-garde jazz feel with lengthy…

Open House Saturday, August 29 at 11AM

You are invited to our Open House at our school on this Saturday, August 29th from 11am to 1pm! Demo Classes, Campus Tour, Recording Session, Scholarship Opportunities and More! Look forward to meeting you! Feel free to contact at for more info. Also visit our official Facebook page.

Superstar K Audition at Cornel School Of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University

Korea’s most popular music audition program ‪SuperstarK‬ is holding an audition here at Cornel School Of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University. Show your musical talent to the world through this amazing opportunity! – When : Tuesday, April 28th at 12PM – Where : Cornel School Of Contemporary Music at Shepherd – more info :