Goals and Values

Our Mission Statement has some key words within it. “Unites” for example: CU Winds is open to all Cornell University students, and most of our members have majors other than music.  Our current roster includes freshmen through doctoral candidates, from eight departments and colleges on campus.  The ensemble offers wonderful new friendships among individuals with very diverse interests, but a shared commitment to genuine collaboration and excellent music making. We set the bar high and recognize the personal growth that results from working for and reaching new heights.

There are several other values which are core to CU Winds. We tour whenever possible, and believe that a well constructed off-campus experience can be transformative for individual growth and ensemble synergy. We also value both local and global community service, and each year CU Winds seeks projects and partners to help us realize service to others. 


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Our Mission

CU Winds unites student musicians in an ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of emerging and traditional wind repertoire. We explore music making as a vehicle for cross-cultural exchange and collaboration, and in doing so support Cornell's core values of public engagement and global awareness.