Loñieta Aurora Thompson Cornwall, Ed.D., pianist, organist, choral conductor, arranger/ composer, is a native New Yorker, and a versatile performer and educator. She is currently on the faculty in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where for over two decades, she has served in a variety of capacities. She is presently Director of Choirs and also teaches courses in Music History, Theory, Music Appreciation, Conducting, Piano and Voice. She has served as musical director for the Shaw Players. Dr Cornwall is Director of Music at First Reformed Church of Cary, North Carolina and Minister of Music and Liturgy at Franklinton Seventh-day Adventist Church in Franklinton, North Carolina. Before relocating to North Carolina, she was organist at several New York Churches, including Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Harlem, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hollis, Queens. A member of the American Guild of Organists, Dr. Cornwall was recently reappointed as a Board Member of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. She holds memberships in the North Carolina Bach Festival, and The National Association of Negro Musicians. Dr. Cornwall is a frequent lecturer, clinician and workshop facilitator on Music in the Black Church and Keyboard Skills. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Lamplighter Music Outreach Award from Raleigh-Fuquay Varina Radio Station WNNL. Dr. Cornwall is listed in Who’s Who in America 2005 and has been selected for Who’s Who in American Women for 2007. In May of this year, Dr. Cornwall was awarded the Doctor of Education in the College Teaching of Music at Teachers College, Columbia University, where her dissertation topic was The African American Art Song: A Continuum in the Art of Song. She earned the Master of Music in Music Education/Composition and the Bachelor of Music in Music Theory/Composition from the Manhattan School of Music. She also earned the Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary, School of Sacred Music.
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Loñieta Aurora Thompson Cornwall, Ed.D., pianist, organist, choral conductor, arranger/ composer, is a native New Yorker, and a versatile performer an