is a professional musician and a software engineer. He serves
Awakening Heart in the area of technology and communication as well
as coordinating musicians for Awakening Heart events.
Cornell's first career is as a software engineer and he has worked
in the high tech industry for many years, developing Internet
applications and specializing in security and privacy. He also
provides web site development.
Cornell's love and calling in life is providing service as a
musician. He gave his first public performance at age ten and by
age fourteen he was spent weekends playing in bands and working as
a church musician. He received a degree in woodwind performance
from Kansas State University. Eventually his path led to folk
instruments from various cultures around the world. Cornell now
performs extensively on World Flutes from the Americas, Europe,
India, the Middle East, and the Far East.. He maintains a very
busy performance schedule and his work can be heard on several
recordings of his own as well as in collaboration with other
musicians. He has a studio of world flutes students in Dallas and
is a regular performer and instructor at music workshops around the
USA. Cornell has twice been a finalist for "Musician of the Year"
at the Texas Music Awards, awarded a Top 5 Winner for Instrumental
Song at the Great American Song Contest, and is an Independent
Music Awards nominee. Visit Cornell's music website
Cornell serves on the Board of Directors of Earth Rhythms, an
organization that produces music events in North Texas, including
the annual Winter SolstiCelebration. He is a regular guest musician
at Sunday services at various churches around Dallas and sits with
Awakening Heart. His Dharma name given by Thich Nhat Hanh is
"Virtuous Star of the Heart."