Cornell Wind Symphony Community-Engaged Tour
Using music as a vehicle for cultural exchange, engagement and global awareness with partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
The Cornell Wind Symphony community-engaged tour is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Holy Trinity School of Music in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the Carol Morgan School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The partnerships began in January 2017 to develop a five-year reciprocal exchange among the institutions. The primary goals of the partnerships are to draw attention to Haiti’s rich musical community in the face of continued hardship after the 2010 earthquake and to foster Cornell students’ use of music as a vehicle for cultural exchange, service and global awareness. In January 2019, the ensemble will return to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, rehearsing and performing concerts with musicians from both countries.
Grant Category: Other
Topics: Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Culture, Language and History
James Spinazzola, Department of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Holy Trinity School of Music
- Community partner: Carol Morgan School
- Community partner: Smithsonian Institution
In the News
FEBRUARY 13, 2019
Haiti: Perspectives of Privilege and Hope – A reflection from Keelin Kelly ’20
– College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.