Ray Cornils, Pedagogy, and Music Education

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Ray Cornils 12 Highlights from his work in Maine Ray Cornils, Pedagogy, and Music Education Successful teachers, regardless of their discipline, all have two things in common: they are passionate about teaching and passionate about what they teach. So it is with Ray Cornils, who retires from his 45 year-long music pedagogy … Read more

Photos from Orgelfest17

Thank you… …to our performers — Monica Czausz, Richard Elliott, Nathan Avakian, Ray Cornils, and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass: Dana Russian, Betty Rines, John Boden, Nic Orovich, Mark Manduca, and Nancy Smith. Click here to read the concert programs and biographies.   Photos courtesy of Russ Burleigh.   Monica Czausz August 1, 2017 Richard Elliott … Read more

Concert Review: Orgelfest ends with colorful performance by Ray Cornils

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Concert review: Orgelfest ends with colorful performance by Ray Cornils Portland’s municipal organist played his final standard recital before his planned retirement at the end of the year. “By virtue of his position, as well as guest performances going back to 1987, Cornils has played this organ more than anyone else over … Read more

How Portland got such a big organ

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] How Portland got such a big organ This Week in Portland History is bringing to light a person or event from the city’s past. “A steady winter wind was blowing that night in January 1908. The temperature was 17 degrees and falling, making it a particularly bad night for City Hall to … Read more

Renovation of the Kotzschmar Organ

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Ray Cornils 12 Highlights from his work in Maine Renovation of the Kotzschmar Organ The renovation of the Kotzschmar Organ was a project that Ray Cornils remembers as one of his single greatest experiences during his 27-year stint as Municipal Organist for the City of Portland. In 2012, Portland’s Kotzschmar Organ was … Read more