CityBeat highlights CCM alum's impact on Price Hill arts scene

Eddy Kwon is a Cincinnati musician, composer and Price Hill Will artistic director

CityBeat featured CCM alumnus Eddy Kwon (BM Jazz Studies, 2011) and how the creative artist is staying resolved as COVID-19 upends their schedule. A composer-performer and community-based teaching artist, Kwon is "developing a growing reputation as one of the city's most exciting young creative individuals," writes Steve Rosen in the CityBeat story.

A violinist sings and performs on stage

Eddy Kwon. Photo/Kellie Coleman

Kwon serves as the Artistic Director of Price Hill Will, a non-profit comprehensive community development corporation. There Kwon oversees arts programs including: MyCincinnati, a tuition-free youth orchestra program; the annual Price Hill Creative Community Festival; the Creative Action Artist Residency; and a community-curated performance series. Many of Kwon's 2020 plans have had to change in response to the pandemic, but they (Kwon identifies as non-binary) are still keeping active with exciting projects. 

Price Hill Will is planning its fifth Creative Community Festival and is continuing its $10-million restoration of the Price Hill Masonic Lodge in East Price Hill, which will add two performance venues and an art gallery. Kwon is organizing a community curatorial collective to program the venues. As a composer-performer, Kwon is working on a music-art collaboration called Boy mother / faceless bloom, which is set to debut in 2021 at Colorado College and the Contemporary Arts Center. Kwon is also working on UMMA-YA, a solo performance piece that draws on Korean music tradition.

Read more about Kwon in CityBeat's story.