Foundation of the Cornish School of Music

14/11/1914View on timeline

The small but energetic Cornish School of Music, founded there [in Seattle] in 1914 by Nellie Cornish, was a hub of activity: vanguard dancers, actors, musicians, and painters, all established professionals, were drawn to it.

—Nancy Princenthal on the book Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art

Nellie Cornish, founder of the Cornish School of Music, circa 1922.

Artists associated with the school included Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, László Moholy-Nagy, Giörgy Kepes and Martha Graham. The Cornish School of Music is, today, the Cornish College of the Arts.

Cornish: Crossroads & Catalyst



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Published in 18/03/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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