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Cornett-Murtada, Vanessa

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies, Piano
Degree
DMA 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
Department of Music, BEC 045
2115 Summit Ave.
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, performance anxiety management for musicians, 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, Grievance and Discipline Committee, and LGBTQ+ and Allies. She is a faculty liaison for the Center for the Common Good, and 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 the Piano Magazine (formerly 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 twenty of the United States and in the U.K., Canada, Ireland, Finland, Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Argentina, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. In 2019 she completed a faculty residency in Turkey, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. 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 in 2018 was honored with the UNCG Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Cornett obtained the DMA degree in piano performance and literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her BM degree in piano performance and MM degree in piano pedagogy from West Virginia University, and the graduate certificate in sport psychology from the California Southern University School

of Behavioral Sciences. Before coming to St. Thomas, she taught at North Carolina A&T State 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.

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 571 - 01 Perf Study: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

20771 (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)
MUSP 131 - 01 Elective: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

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Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

20172 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Elective-level private performance studies lessons. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

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MUSP 131 - 02 Elective: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

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Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

20414 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Elective-level private performance studies lessons. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 05 Elective: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

22798 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Elective-level private performance studies lessons. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 06 Elective: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

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Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

22799 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Elective-level private performance studies lessons. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

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MUSP 231 - 01 Applied BA: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

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Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

20391 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Major-level private performance studies lessons for all music majors except BM Performance. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 231 - 02 Applied BA: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

22877 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Major-level private performance studies lessons for all music majors except BM Performance. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

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

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Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

20668 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Major-level private performance studies lessons for all BM Performance music majors. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 331 - 02 Applied BM: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22907 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

Major-level private performance studies lessons for all BM Performance music majors. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location