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Nancy Latham Cornish

Nancy CornishOccupation: Music Educator
Born: Providence, Rhode Island, September 21, 1946

Coursework towards DMA, Choral Conducting, The University of Kansas (2000-2003)
MME, The University of Kansas (1975)
BME, The University of Kansas (1969)
Coursework, Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa (1964-1966)

Career: Keyboardist and Ordained Minister, Community of Christ, Rhode Island (2012-Present)
Director, Cranberry Coast Concert Chorale, Cape Cod, MA (2013-16)
Music Instructor, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY (2003-2016)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (2000-2003)
Music Instructor, Neosho County Community College, Chanute, KS (1990-2000)
Music Instructor, Allen Community College, Iola, KS (1980-1986)
Music Teacher, Chanute High School and Royster Middle School, Chanute, KS (1972-1974)
Music Teacher, Leavenworth West Junior High (1970-1971)
Performer, New England Youth Symphony

Career Related:
Director, Choir, Cathedral of St. Mary, Cheyenne, WY (2004-2012); Director, Women’s Chorale, University Singers and Men’s Glee Club, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (2000-2003); Music Director, First United Methodist Church, Chanute, KS (1990-2000); Director, St. Cecilia Choir, Chanute, KS (1975-1990)

Secretary, Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, Cheyenne, WY (2003-2005); President, Neosho Arts Council, Chanute, KS (1975-1976); Treasurer, Cornish Wireline Services, Inc.; Treasurer, Onset Board of Trustees, Community of Christ, Onset, MA

Creative Works:
Director, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” “Two by Two”; Music Director, “Brigadoon,” “West Side Story,” “Oliver,” “The Fantastics,” “Grease,” “Paint Your Wagon,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “The Princess and the Pea”; Performer, “The Sound of Music,” “Pippin,” “They’re Playing Our Song,” Premier Concert Performance of Marilyn Morales’ “Always Remember,” and the vocal trio “Trinity”; Conductor, Mozart’s “Requiem,” Cranberry Coast Concert Chorale, ; Transcriber and Conductor, Guillaume Dufay’s “Missa se la Face ay Pale,” SATB Choir; Presenter, Guillaume Dufay’s Composition Techniques; Conductor, Cathedral of St. Mary Choir.

Helped music department grow from five music majors to 50 music majors, Laramie County Community College (2003-2012); Took her students to perform at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center three times and took her choral ensembles to win high honors at competitions all over the country; Her choirs performed three Rocky Mountain Regional Premiers of Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” “Stabat Mater,” and “Gloria”; Initiated the first All State Collegiate Choir, Kansas Music Educators Association; Organized All State College Choirs, Wyoming Music Educators Association; Developed full music program, Allen Community College, Iola, KS and Neosho County Community College, Chanute, KS; Took the choir on two European Tours to Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, France, and Portugal where they sang many masses and concerts in cathedral.

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Arts and Humanities Division, Laramie County Community College (2007-2008)

Vice President of Higher Education, Wyoming Music Educators Association (2004-2006); National Association for Music Education; American Choral Directors Association; Kansas Music Educators Association

Political Affiliation:

Community of Christ

Daughter of Arthur Jeremiah Latham, Jr. and Doris Helen Salisbury Latham
Children: Stephen James; Christopher Samuel

Sailing; Skiing; Organic Gardening; Time with Family

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2010-2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2008-2009, 27th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2007, 26th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2006-2007, 25th Edition (pub. 2005)

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