BBC News spotlights CCM professor’s family life during coronavirus lockdown
Ric Hordinski’s family is the subject of a new BBC feature on life during the COVID-19 pandemic
CCM faculty member Ric Hordinski recently found himself in the international spotlight after one of his daughters was asked to chronicle her life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic for BBC News. A photojournalism major at Ohio University, Madeleine Hordinski was one of three young Americans asked to keep video diaries chronicling her experiences during the coronavirus lockdown.
The media coverage is nothing new to Ric, a Grammy-nominated adjunct professor in CCM’s Commercial Music Production and Jazz Studies programs. He has appeared on records with Jim James (My Morning Jacket) Bootsy Collins, Phil Keaggy, John Mayer, David Wilcox, Ben Harper, Richard Thompson, Tony Levin, Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead), Victor Wooten, Victoria Williams, Robbie Fulks and many others.
As a live performer, he has shared the stage with a dizzying array of musicians like Johnny Cash, Moby and Bob Dylan, along with bands like My Morning Jacket, Indigo Girls and more. He has also produced award-winning records for a variety of acts including Over The Rhine, Wilcox and Phil Keaggy.
On his own, Ric Hordinski has released six independent records under the moniker "Monk." These records feature the songwriting craft that he honed during his eight years in the band Over the Rhine, along with the ambient guitar skills that make him an in-demand studio musician and the ear for songcraft that makes him a well-respected producer. Paste Music has called him " the rarest kind of virtuoso, the kind who knows when not to play." This penchant for understatement has its rewards: Ric Hordinski received a Grammy nomination in 2003 and won a Dove Award in 2004.
View Madeleine Hordinski’s account of her family life under lockdown courtesy of BBC News.
Featured images: Ric Hordinski and his family. Photos/Madeleine Hordinski.
CCM's streaming series continues with Spring Opera Gala concerts
June 11, 2021
Event: June 17, 2021 7:30 PM
The UC College-Conservatory of Music's virtual performance series continues with a pair of Spring Opera Gala concerts, which will be released back-to-back at 7:30 p.m. EDT on June 17 and 18. CCM's Spring Opera Gala is a double-casted production: the same repertoire is performed during both broadcasts, but each features a different cast of singers performing arias and duets from such classic Italian operas as Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Gioacchino Rossini’s Otello and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Each concert stream also begins with a spirited performance of the Overture to Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri by the CCM Philharmonia and concludes with a rousing rendition of the “Sola, sola in buio loco” sextet from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
WVXU: Researchers honored in Greece for Bronze Age discoveries
June 7, 2021
UC Classics Department Head Jack Davis and senior research associate Sharon Stocker talk to WVXU about their work in Pylos, Greece, and being honored with the Commander of the Order of the Phoenix medals by the Greek president.
Watch CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 perform iconic songs...
June 2, 2021
The members of CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 make their showcase debut this spring! In this excerpt from the CCM Musical Theatre Class of 2024 Freshman Showcase, students Jett Blackorby, Jeffrey Cornelius and Julia Schick perform Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” at the Imperial Theatre.