Vanessa Cornett
Vanessa Cornett

Publications

Cornett, V. (2019). The Mindful Musician: Mental Skills for Peak Performance.  Oxford University Press.

Cornett, V. (2018 July/Aug). Toward integrated teaching.  Clavier Companion 10(4), 46-47.

Brendel, W. and V. Cornett. (2018 Mar). Professors practicing mindfulness: An action research study on transformed teaching, research, and service. Journal of Transformative Education. DOI: 10.1177/1541344618762535

Cornett, V. (2017 Mar/Apr). Seeking authenticity: An interview with Valentina Lisitsa.  Clavier Companion 9(2), 10-17.

Cornett, V. (2017 May).   Integrated music teaching, part 3 (spirit):  Music and the contemplative mind.  The Canadian Music Teacher / Le Professeur de Musique Canadien 68(3), forthcoming.

 

_____. (2017 Jan).   Integrated music teaching, part 2 (mind):  The mental art of performance.  The Canadian Music Teacher / Le Professeur de Musique Canadien 68(2), 30-32.

 

_____. (2016 Sept).   Integrated music teaching, part 1 (body):  The physical performer.  The Canadian Music Teacher / Le Professeur de Musique Canadien 68(1), 46-48.

Cornett, V. (2015 Feb/Mar). Mental skills and music performance:  The teacher's role. American Music Teacher 64(4) 28-30.

Cornett, V. (2013 Dec). Byron Janis, American legend. American Music Teacher 63(3) 12-15.

Cornett, V. (2012 Sept). Nurturing the whole musician: Mindfulness, wellness, and the mind-body connection. Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) e-Journal, 15-28.

Cornett, V. (2012 Sept). Cognitive restructuring for performing musicians. The Canadian Music Teacher / Le Professeur de Musique Canadien 63(1), 54-55.

Cornett, V. (2011). Performance anxiety management. Creative Piano Teaching, Fourth Edition, ed. J. Lyke, Stipes Publishing, 491-509.

 

_____. (2011). A short history of piano pedagogy in the United States. Creative Piano Teaching, Fourth Edition, ed. J. Lyke, Stipes Publishing, 567-574.

 

_____. (2011). The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Creative Piano Teaching, Fourth Edition, ed. J. Lyke, Stipes Publishing, 589-594.

Prichard, R. and V. Cornett (2011). Music and the mind: a new interdisciplinary course on the science of musical experience. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education Spring 2011 9(2): A92-A97.  Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Pedagogy Article.

Cornett, V. (2010). From beta to theta: human consciousness, hypnotherapy, and music performance. College Music Symposium 49-50: 265-270.

Cornett-Murtada, V. (2004). Quotation, revolution, and American culture: the use of folk tunes and the influence of Charles Ives in Frederic Rzewski's North American Ballads for solo piano. D.M.A. dissertation, School of Music, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. UMI 3126774.

Cornett, V. (2013 June/July). Book Review. The Balanced Musician: Integrating Mind and Body for Peak Performance by Lesley Sisterhen McAllister, Scarecrow Press 2013. American Music Teacher 62 (6), 68-69.

 

_____. (2013 May/June). Book Review. The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety by Dianna T. Kenny, Oxford University Press 2011. Clavier Companion 5 (3), 48.

 

_____. (2013 Jan/Feb). Book Review. The Pianist’s Craft: Mastering the Works of Great Composers ed. Richard Paul Anderson, Scarecrow Press 2012. Clavier Companion 5 (1), 60-61.

 

_____. (2010 May/June). Book Review. The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein, Oxford University Press 2009. Clavier Companion 2 (3), 70.

Cornett, V. (2017 Jan/Feb). CD Review.  Dreaming Awake: Philip Glass.  Bruce Levingston, piano, with Ethan Hawke.  Sono Luminus DSL-92205.  Clavier Companion 9 (1).

 

_____.  (2016 Sept/Oct). CD Review.  México entre dos siglos:  19th and 20th-century Mexican Music for Piano Solo.  Edison Quintana, piano.  Urtext Digital Classics JBCC243.  Clavier Companion 8 (5), 62.

 

_____.  (2016 Jan/Feb). CD Review.  Frederic Rzewski:  The People United Will Never Be Defeated! / Four Hands.  Ursula Oppens, piano, with Jerome Lowenthal, piano.  Cedille Records CDR 90000 158.  Clavier Companion 8 (1), 64.

 

_____.  (2016 Jan/Feb). CD Review.  Frederic Rzewski:  The People United Will Never Be Defeated!  Corey Hamm, piano.  Redshift Recordings TK431.  Clavier Companion 8 (1), 64.

 

_____.  (2016 Jan/Feb). Review of 15 Variations and a Fugue in E-flat Major (“Eroica Variations”) Op. 35 by Ludwig van Beethoven, ed. Charles Timbrell.  Alfred, 2014.  Clavier Companion 8 (1), 62.

 

_____.  (2015). CD Review.  Béla Bartók Complete Works for Piano Solo, vol. 1: The Mature Bartók.  Three CD set.  Andreas Bach, piano.  Hänssler Classic SCM 98.042.  Clavier Companion 7.

 

_____.  (2015 Mar/Apr). CD Review. Annie Fischer: Encore – In Concert. Two CD set.  Hungaroton HCD3275051.  Clavier Companion 7 (2).

 

_____.  (2015). Review of Suite de danzas criollas and Rondó sobre temas infantiles argentines by Alberto Ginastera, ed. Michael Mizrahi.  Boosey & Hawkes, 2014.  Clavier Companion 7.

 

_____.  (2015). Review of 15 Variations and a Fugue in E-flat Major (“Eroica Variations”) Op. 35 by Ludwig van Beethoven, ed. Charles Timbrell.  Alfred, 2014.  Clavier Companion 7.

 

_____.  (2015). Review of Bamboo Dance by Chen Yi.  Theodore Presser, 2014.  Clavier Companion 7.

 

_____.  (2015 May/June). Review of selected Spring solos:  By the Koi Pond by Randall Hartsell, Bumblebee Rumble by Jennifer Linn, Für Elise Flash Mob by Cynthia Pace.  Clavier Companion 7 (3).

 

_____. (2015 Jan/Feb). Review of Solo Tango Solo Piano vol. 2, arr. Gustavo Beytelmann. Universal Edition, 2010. Clavier Companion 7 (1), 54.

 

_____. (2015 Jan/Feb). CD Review. Alessio Bax Plays Beethoven. Signum Classics SIGCD 397. Clavier Companion 7 (1), 62.

 

_____. (2014 Jan/Feb). CD Review. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Six Partitas for Keyboard, BWV 825-830 by David Korevaar. MSR Classics, MS1461. Clavier Companion 6 (1), 70-71.

 

_____. (2014 Mar/Apr). Review of Georges Auric en quinze morceaux pour piano by Georges Auric and Érik Satie en vingt-quatre morceaux pour piano by Érik Satie, Volume 2. Éditions Salabert, 2012. Clavier Companion 6 (2), 62-63.

 

_____. (2014 Jan/Feb). Review of Women Composers in History: 18 Intermediate to Late Intermediate Piano Pieces by 8 Composers ed. Gail Smith. Hal Leonard, 2013. Clavier Companion 6 (1), 67.

 

_____. (2014 Jan/Feb). Review of Crash Course in Chords by Lee Evans. Hal Leonard, 2013. Clavier Companion 6 (1), 69.

 

_____. (2013 Nov/Dec). CD Review. A Beethoven Odyssey: Volume I by James Brawn. MSR Classics, MS1465. Clavier Companion 5 (6), 78-79.

 

_____. (2013 Sept/Oct). CD Review. Linkages: Piano music by Brahms, Wagner, Schonberg, Liszt, Lachenmann, and Scriabin by Martin Tchiba. Challenge Classics, CC72562. Clavier Companion 5 (5), 70.

 

_____. (2013 July/Aug). Review of Fantasie in F minor for one piano four hands, Op. 103 D.940 by Franz Schubert, ed. Maurice Hinson and Allison Nelson. Alfred, 2012. Clavier Companion 5 (4), 50.

 

_____. (2012 July/Aug). CD Review. Zorba’s Dance: Greek Music for Solo Piano by Dino Mastroyiannis. MSR Classics, MS1381. Clavier Companion 4 (4), 59.

 

_____. (2012 Mar/Apr). Review of Majkapar: Easy Piano Pieces by Samuel Maykapar, ed. Ágnes Lakos. Editio Musica Budapest / Hal Leonard, 2011. Clavier Companion 4 (2), 67-68.

 

_____. (2012 Jan/Feb). CD Review. Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music by Nicholas Phillips. Albany Records, Troy 1274. Clavier Companion 4 (1), 54.

 

_____. (2012 Jan/Feb). Review of Melodies of China: Playing Chinese Folk Songs on Piano arranged by Zhang Zhao. Schott/Hal Leonard 2010. Clavier Companion 4 (1), 53.

 

_____. (2011 Nov/Dec). Review of Irving Berlin Piano Duos: Three Favorite Songs Arranged for Two Pianos, Four Hands, arr. Don Heitler and Jim Lyke. Hal Leonard, 2010. Clavier Companion 3 (6), 53.

 

_____. (2011 Sept/Oct). Review of Especially Popular Christmas vol. 1-3 by Dennis Alexander. Alfred, 2010. Clavier Companion 3 (5), 53-54.

 

_____. (2011 July/Aug). Review of Album for the Young, Op. 39by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, ed. Alexandre Dossin. Schirmer/Hal Leonard 2010. Clavier Companion 3 (4), 62.

 

_____. (2011 July/Aug). Review of 18 Characteristic Studies, Op. 109by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller, ed. William Westney. Schirmer/Hal Leonard 2010. Clavier Companion 3 (4), 62.

 

_____. (2011 May/June). Review of Spring Portraits by Kevin Costley, FJH 2010. Clavier Companion 3 (3), 62-63.

 

_____. (2011 Mar/Apr). Review of Chopsticks Rag for Three by Joyce Grill, Alfred, 2009. Clavier Companion 3 (2), 69.

 

_____. (2011 Jan/Feb). Review of Album Leaves (Lístky do památníku) by Bedřich Smetana, Urtext ed. Jan Novotný, Bärenreiter 2009. Clavier Companion 3 (1), 53.

 

_____. (2011 Jan/Feb). Review of Keyboard Theory, Second Edition (vol. 1-3) by Grace Vandendool, Frederick Harris, 2010. Clavier Companion 3 (1), 53.

 

_____. (2010 Nov/Dec). Review of España: Six Album Leaves, Op. 165 by I. Albéniz, ed. O. Llano Kuehl-White, Alfred 2009. Clavier Companion 2 (6), 60-61.

 

_____. (2010 Sept/Oct). Review of In Recital With Popular Christmas Music, books 1-6, ed. Helen Marlais, FJH 2009. Clavier Companion 2 (5), 48.

 

_____. (2010 Jul/Aug). Review of Piano Scores Unlimited, Windows DVD-ROM, eMedia IPE Music 2009. Clavier Companion 2 (4), 58.

 

_____. (2010 May/June). Review of Scherzo, Op. 4 by Johannes Brahms, ed. Joseph Banowetz, Alfred 2009. Clavier Companion 2 (3), 60-61.

 

_____. (2010 Jan/Feb). Review of In Style!  Book 3:  Danzas Gitanas – Spanish Gypsy Dances by Timothy Brown, FJH 2008. Clavier Companion 2 (1), 56.

 

_____. (2010 Jan/Feb). Review of Tales of Mystery:  Six Pieces for Piano Solo by Jennifer Linn, Hal Leonard 2008. Clavier Companion 2 (1), 55.

 

_____. (2009 Nov/Dec). Review of Pathways to Artistry – A Method for Comprehensive Technical and Musical Development, Masterworks levels 1-2 by Catherine Rollin, Alfred 2009. Clavier Companion 1 (6), 68.

 

_____. (2009 Sept/Oct). Review of Zoo on Saturday by Mary Leaf , F.J.H. Clavier Companion 1 (5), 60.

 

_____. (2009 Sept/Oct). Review of Joplin Ragtime Duets – Four Classic Rags for One Piano, Four Hands arr. Fred Kern, Hal Leonard. Clavier Companion 1 (5), 61-62.

 

_____. (2007 Aug/Sept). Review of Sounds new: 19 easy piano pieces, Roggenkamp, P., ed. Universal Edition, Inc., 2005. American Music Teacher. 90.

Cornett, V. (1993). Piano music of the Americas. CD liner notes. James Miltenberger, piano, ACA Digital Recording CM 20021-21.

News

My book The Mindful Musician: Mental Skills for Peak Performance is out and about, thanks to the great peeps at Oxford University Press. If you read it, I would love to hear your feedback!  :)

Thanks so much to Dr. Nick Phillips for performing my piece "The Patriot" in Chicago. (Click Nick to hear the piece!)  If you're interested in music for social change, check out Nick's #45miniatures project. 

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