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Business Courier: CCM alums perform acts of kindness to help those struggling

CCM alumni are leading efforts to support others during the pandemic

The Cincinnati Business Courier featured local arts groups who are stepping up to help those impacted by COVID-19, including two groups led by UC College-Conservatory of Music alumni.

A woman donates masks to a police officer

CCM alumna Esther Kang donating masks to Cincinnati Police.

Voice alumna Esther Kang (MM, ’12) leads an army of volunteer sewers through Sew Masks 4 Cincy, which has donated thousands of face mask covers to hospitals and first responders around the region.

Sew Masks 4 Cincy is raising funds to provide sewing kits for volunteers and also offers mask-making templates and information on its website. Kang estimates that the group has made more than 15,000 masks.

Learn more about Sew Masks 4 Cincy.

A headshot of Andrew Crooks

CCM alumnus Andrew Crooks.

The Business Courier story also spotlighted the work of CCM alumnus Andrew Crooks (AD Opera Coaching, ’10), who was one of the first in the country to launch an artist relief fund — Artist Relief Tree (ART) — to help freelance singers, musicians, visual artists and dancers who lost work because of COVID-19. 

Learn more about Artist Relief Tree.

Read the full story on Cincinnati Business Courier’s website.