Chamber Music, Contemporary Music
Dr. Cordle teaches viola and violin lessons, chamber music coachings, and music theory courses at the University of Illinois Chicago and the Music Institute of Chicago. He coordinates the chamber music programs for the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute and the Messiah College Orchestra Camp and teaches viola and violin masterclasses and coaches chamber music at the Oregon and American Suzuki Institutes. He previously served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Viola, Violin, Chamber Music, and Music Theory at Gettysburg College, chamber music coordinator for the York Youth Symphony Orchestra, and sectionals coach for the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra. Dr. Cordle has presented masterclasses at Bloomsburg University, Mansfield University, Marshall University, the Music School of Delaware, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Dr. Cordle's research examines the role of musical gesture in conceiving, interpreting, and perceiving performed music, focusing on the nexus between the analysis and performance of musical gesture. He has applied these analytical techniques and performance practice to compositions by Claude Debussy, Kaija Saariaho, and Toru Takemitsu.