Monday, May 29 18, 2017 at 8pm


John Cornish, Conductor

Dr. John Cornish is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at College of the Ozarks, where he directs the C of O Chorale and Chapel Choir, and teaches classes in applied voice, conducting, and church music. Dr. Cornish also directs the music each Sunday for the college’s chapel services in Williams Memorial Chapel, and serves as music director for the theatre department's Spring musical. Dr. Cornish has previously taught at San Jacinto College in Houston, TX, Cameron University in Lawton, OK, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.

From 2008-2012, Dr. Cornish was Associate Conductor of the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale, Fort Worth’s largest professional choral ensemble. Dr. Cornish was also featured as a tenor soloist with the Master Chorale in performances of Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. A life-long church musician, Dr. Cornish has served on the music staff of five different congregations in Texas and Oklahoma. Dr. Cornish is also an active choral composer, with several works in publication.

Dr. Cornish holds degrees from Cameron University (B. A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. John is married to Rashel, and they are the parents of Claire (8) and Cameron (5).

College of the Ozarks Chorale Bio:

The College of the Ozarks Chorale, under the direction of Dr. John Cornish, is the premiere choral ensemble at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The Chorale is comprised of students from a diverse cross-section of majors who come together to participate in the joys of the choral art form. Located on a 1,000-acre campus overlooking Lake Taneycomo near Branson, MO, College of the Ozarks is committed to its founding mission of providing a quality Christian education to those who are found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to obtain such training. Instead of paying tuition, all full-time students work campus jobs to defray the cost of education. Upon complete participation in the Work Education Program, the College guarantees to meet the entire cost of education for students, allowing them the opportunity to graduate debt-free. The music department at College of the Ozarks offers majors in general music, music education, piano, vocal performance, music ministry, and theory/composition.

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