Alumni

Cynthia Johnston Turner (2009-2014)

Cynthia Johnston Turner

Cynthia Johnston Turner is an active conductor, festival adjudicator, and clinician, in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Canada. Before joining the Cornell faculty in the fall of 2004, she taught at the University of Rochester, where she directed the Wind Symphony and served as Director of Music at Parkside High School, Dundas, Canada. Earlier in her career Cynthia taught middle school beginning instrumental music in Toronto and choral music in Switzerland. Read Cynthia’s Bio

Matthew Marsit (2006-2009)

Matthew M. Marsit

Matthew Marsit was the Assistant Director of Wind Ensembles at Cornell from 2006-2009. Before joining the faculty of Cornell University, Matthew held conducting posts with the Drexel University Bands, the Chestnut Hill Orchestra, the Bucks County Youth Ensembles and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Read Matthew’s Bio

Mark Davis Scatterday (1989-2004)

Photo of past CU Winds director Mark Scatterday

Mark Davis Scatterday was the Director of Wind Ensembles, Associate Professor of Music, and Chair of the Department of Music at Cornell University from 1989-2004 where he conducted the University’s four Wind Ensembles… Read Mark Davis Scatterday’s Bio

Marice Stith (1966-1989)

Marice Stith received degrees from Capital University and Ohio State University and did additional study at Southern Illinois University, Syracuse University and Eastman School of Music… Read Marice Stith’s Bio

William Campbell (1947-1966)

Photo of past CU Winds director William Campbell

William Campbell was director of the Wind Ensembles from 1947-1966.


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.