PRISM Quartet

Residency at Temple University: Bolcom Concerto with Wind Symphony

Temple Univ

On April 26, 2019, PRISM Quartet will conclude its residency at Temple University by joining the Temple University Wind Symphony under the baton of Dr. Patricia Cornett (pictured) in a performance of William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, composed for PRISM in 2000.

Click HERE for a complete list of residency activities.



Joan Tower – Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 2
Richard Wagner/ed. Votta & Boyd – Trauermusik
William Bolcom – Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet & Band (PRISM Quartet, soloists)
David Maslanka – Symphony No. 4

The Temple University Wind Symphony is the premier wind band in the Boyer College of Music and Dance. The ensemble is comprised of advanced graduate and undergraduate musicians and performs approximately six formal concerts throughout the academic year. Repertoire performed is representative of the finest in wind literature, spanning musical styles from the Renaissance through today. Concert programs include pieces for varied instrumentation as few as eight players to pieces for large symphonic wind band. During the year, concerts feature internationally respected guest soloists, award winning composers-in-residence, and student wind concerto winners.

Patricia Cornett is the Director of Bands at the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance where she conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches advanced conducting. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple, she was the Director of Bands at Cal State Fullerton where she conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and taught courses in conducting and music education. She was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Cornett taught at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont from 2007–2010 where she conducted three concert bands, jazz band, and taught courses in guitar and history of rock. She was also the Director of Instrumental Music at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, from 2003–2005. She is published in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series, the CBDNA Journal, and has presented sessions at national CBDNA conferences, as well as numerous state conferences. She is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.


Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122

April 26, 2019
6:15 PM

Free. Tickets not required, just show up! ID required for admittance to Temple University buildings.