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Cornett-Murtada, Vanessa

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies, Piano
Degree
D.M.A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Office
Loras Hall 202
Phone
(651) 962-5856
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5856
Mail
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 5
St. Paul, MN 55105

Vanessa Cornett is the Director of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. She teaches piano and courses through the Graduate Programs in Music Education, including elementary and intermediate piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, and contemplative practices in music education. She also directs the Certificate in Piano Pedagogy and the Summer Workshops in Piano Pedagogy at the University of St. Thomas. Outside of the music department she serves on the Advisory Board of the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Coordinating Council of the University Advocates for Women and Equity, Sacred Arts Festival Committee, and LGBTQ+ and Allies. She is a founding member of the St. Thomas Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation.

She is author of the book The Mindful Musician: Mental Skills for Peak Performance (Oxford University Press 2019). Her other publications include papers in the Journal of Transformative Education, Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, College Music Symposium, American Music Teacher, the MTNA eJournal, Clavier Companion, The Canadian Music Teacher / Le Professeur de Musique Canadien, and three chapters in the fourth edition of the textbook Creative Piano Teacher. An associate editor for Clavier Companion, she oversees the magazine’s regular column on musician health and wellness.

An international clinician, Dr. Cornett has presented workshops and masterclasses in nineteen of the United States and in the U.K., Canada, Ireland, Finland, Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Argentina, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. She is an active clinician for national conferences of the Music Teachers National Association, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and the College Music Society. She has also presented at the World Piano Conference, International Society of Music Education World Congress, International Conference on Spirituality and Music Education, International Conference of the Arts in Society, Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medical Association, the Centre for the Study of International Governance, and at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

She is a member of the Committee on Wellness for the Pianist for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the College Music Society Committee on Musician’s Health, and the Wellness Forum for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. A member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, she was appointed to the PAMA/NASM Psychological Health Task Force. She received outstanding teaching awards from the Music Academy of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she recently earned a UNCG Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Cornett obtained the D.M.A. degree in piano performance and literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her B.M. degree in piano performance and M.M. degree in piano pedagogy from West Virginia University. She is a licensed hypnotherapist and a certified meditation instructor with an interest in mindfulness and performance anxiety management for musicians. Her current research focuses on contemplative practices in higher education, music performance psychology, and the mental health of musicians.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 571 - 01 Perf Study: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40372 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Twelve 50-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Twelve 30-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Arrange private lessons with the instructor before registering. Specify the instructor and duration of lessons on the course registration form.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 571 - 04 Perf Study: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40588 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Twelve 50-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Twelve 30-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Arrange private lessons with the instructor before registering. Specify the instructor and duration of lessons on the course registration form.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 797 - 01 Ind St-Keyboard Literature - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43548 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - 02 Understanding Music&Culture M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

40424 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 01 Perf Study: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40253 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 02 Perf Study: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40541 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 231 - 01 Applied BA: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40525 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 331 - 01 Applied BM: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40568 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 06 HONORS Contemplative Art & Mus - T - - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

21557 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Craig D. Eliason, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 01 Perf Study: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20183 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 02 Perf Study: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20439 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 231 - 01 Applied BA: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20416 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 331 - 01 Applied BM: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20724 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)