March 11, 2020
As a smaller college with a single location, thus far we have been able to effectively maintain a safe space.
Cogswell has taken multiple steps to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff including the following:
In the event there is a confirmed case or we are made aware of an exposure, we will immediately notify all constituents and outline next steps.
In the meantime, classes will continue as scheduled.
March 9, 2020
From the Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Dear Cogswell Community,
I hope the spring semester is progressing nicely. The safety of our community continues to be a primary focus of the College. With all the attention in the news media regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I ask everyone to help prevent its spread (as well as any other infectious illnesses) by observing a few simple procedures.
All entrances to the building—including the main, front entrance—will remain locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Current students, faculty, and staff must use their ID badge to gain access to the building at all times. You must wear your badge in a manner that is easily visible while on campus. Students, faculty, and staff who do not have a badge will need to check in at the front desk and be issued a temporary name tag. This name tag will be effective for 24 hours. All Cogswell guests will be required to register at the front desk. They will be issued a name badge to be worn while visiting the campus.These increased security measures will only work if we are all vigilant. Safety is everyone’s business. While on campus, please be observant of those around you. If you see someone in the building without a visible Cogswell ID or a visitor badge, please notify a member of the faculty or staff. Also, be cognizant of those around you while entering the building—do not open the doors or hold doors open for individuals without a visible ID.
Even with these safety measures in place, we recognize that emergency situations may arise. In the event that an emergency requires us to evacuate the building, please:
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Cogswell College announces a competition open to all current students to compose a processional march for this spring’s commencement ceremony. Cogswell seeks a composition that embodies both the elegance and seriousness of such a major milestone event, yet with a Cogswellian flair. The winning student will work with Cogswell AMT faculty to create a professionally produced recording of their composition, and have it played during the processional march at the Cogswell College 2020 commencement ceremony. The winner will also recieve an award and public recognition on stage at commencement.
Suggestions for a Successful Entry
Listen to the examples below of famous processional marches. We are not suggesting your piece sound like these, and welcome submissions in any style of music. We, instead, list these pieces because they have a number of elements in common that make them effective as a processional march.
They usually begin with some sort of declamatory statement or fanfare that announces the entry of the procession
The actual march is usually a moderately slow walking pace
The meter is typically 4/4 with equal emphasis on all four beats
The march usually has contrasting sections of loud/forceful and quiet/gentle, although they remain at the same tempo
Examples of Processional Marches
Pomp and Circumstance March #1 by Edward Elgar (the part everyone knows is the quiet/gentle section that begins around 1:57)
Procession of the Nobles from “Mlada” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (this one is actually in a 3/4 meter)
Solemn March for Tsar Alexander III's Coronation by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Triumphal March from “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi
Opening March from Music for the Royal Fireworks (first 2:58) by Georg Friedrich Handel
Grand March from “Tannhauser” by Richard Wagner
Throne Room/End Credits from “Star Wars IV” by John Williams
Procession from “The City” by Vangelis
SIGGRAPH Official Theme by Julius Dobos
(this example is a little fast for a processional, but the style is completely apropos)
See guidelines and requirements before uploading your submission.
Questions? Email Xo Xinh Nguyen for more information.