Business Courier: Retiring faculty member Earl Rivers looks back on nearly 50 years at CCM

Rivers shares his favorite CCM memories and discusses his work with successor Joe Miller

A member of the CCM community since 1970 and a faculty member since 1973, Earl Rivers will retire from his longtime position as professor of music and director of choral studies this August.

Earl Rivers leads rehearsals for CCM's April 2017 performance of J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Cincinnati's Christ Church Cathedral. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative+Brand.

Janelle Gelfand recently interviewed Rivers for the Cincinnati Business Courier. In the profile piece, Rivers discusses his musical background and shares some of his favorite performances at CCM. He also discusses his work with incoming Director of Choral Studies Joe Miller to prepare for 2020-21. “In partnership with my current colleague, Brett Scott (professor of ensembles and conducting), I think they’ll take CCM to even greater heights,” Rivers said of his successor.

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

Learn more about CCM’s 2020 faculty retirements.

Learn more about Joe Miller, CCM’s next director of choral studies.


Featured image at top: Earl Rivers leads rehearsals for CCM's October 2018 performances of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. Photo/Lisa Ventre/UC Creative + Brand.

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