Biography

  • BM, music education and saxophone performance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
  • MM, Northwestern University
  • DMA, University of Michigan

Patricia Cornett is the Director of Bands at the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance where she conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches advanced conducting. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple, she was the Director of Bands at Cal State Fullerton where she conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and taught courses in conducting and music education. She was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Cornett taught at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont from 2007–2010 where she conducted three concert bands, jazz band, and taught courses in guitar and history of rock. She was also the Director of Instrumental Music at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, from 2003–2005. She is published in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series, the CBDNA Journal, and has presented sessions at national CBDNA conferences, as well as numerous state conferences. She is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

    Works and Publications

    September 2018 (in press) Cornett, Patricia 2018. Incorporating a History of Rock Course Into Your Music Program. The Instrumentalist, September 2018.

    June 2018 Cornett, Patricia 2017. The ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize: Interviews with the Eight Winning Composers. CBDNA Journal.

    December 2017 Contributing author for Teaching Music Through Performance in Band: Volume 11; Chicago: GIA Publications, 2017

    December 2011 Contributing author for Teaching Music Through Performance in Band: Solos with Wind Band Accompaniment, Chicago: GIA Publications, 2011