CCM shares artistic menu for Moveable Feast

Enjoy the artistry of CCM students and alumni during the virtual fundraising event on Jan. 22

Cincinnati’s premier arts fundraiser gets a virtual makeover when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents Moveable Feast: From Coast to Coast on Jan. 22, 2021. Join us as we travel around the country to see firsthand how CCM sets the bar in the arts world.

Enjoy an evening with the CCM family, despite the miles or the social distance that may separate us. Audiences from coast to coast can experience CCM’s student and alumni stars in a variety of online performances that showcase the full spectrum of the performing and media arts.

Alumni guest artists include stars from popular titles of the stage and screen like Hamilton, Frozen, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix’s Dead to Me and more! Featuring CCM Musical Theatre alumni Leslie Kritzer (BFA, '99), John Riddle (BFA, '12), Nikki Renée Daniels (BFA, ‘01), Noah J. Ricketts (BFA, ’14) and Stephanie Jae Park (BFA, ’14); Opera alumnus Edward Nelson (BM, ’11; MM, ‘13); and Acting alumni Diana Maria Riva (BFA, ’91; MFA, ’95), Aaron Serotsky (BFA, ’97), Torie Wiggins (BFA, ’03), Blake Kubena (BFA, ’07) and more. The complete program details are included in the event information below.

Headshots of all of the alumni guest artists for CCM's Moveable Feast

CCM's featured alumni guest artists for Moveable Feast: From Coast to Coast.

Moveable Feast offerings showcase performances by the college’s Wind SymphonyPhilharmonia and Jazz Ensemble, and by students in CCM’s Musical Theatre, Dance and Piano programs. The program also showcases video pieces by CCM E-media and Theatre Design and Production students.

In addition to the performances, Moveable Feast’s virtual debut features a silent auction, private VIP chat rooms and dinner at home from Jeff Thomas Catering for Cincinnati audiences.

Hosted by CCMpower — a dedicated volunteer group comprised of friends, advocates and alumni — Moveable Feast generates essential support to fund student scholarships, projects and travel opportunities. These unique educational offerings are essential to the CCM experience and provide creative opportunities for students that are vital to their growth as creators and collaborators. This year, COVID-19 cancelled paid work that students rely on and drastically changed students’ family financial circumstances. Our students need scholarship and emergency funds now more than ever. Your support will set the stage for our students to be and to create what is next in the arts. Learn how to become a sponsor of Moveable Feast.

Virtual Moveable Feast: From Coast to Coast

8 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021

Schedule of events:

  • Sponsor pre-show chat: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
  • Performances: 8-9 p.m.

CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, director
KAI ECKHARDT: The Shadow, arranged by Joe Duran (BM, '13; MM, '15)


CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor
OMAR THOMAS: A Mother of a Revolution!


Edward Nelson, baritone (BM, '11; MM, '13)
Accompanied by San Francisco Opera guest artist Ronny Michael Greenberg, piano
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Someone to Watch Over Me


CCM Ballet Ensemble
Excerpts from Napoli (1842)
Originally choreographed by August Bournonville
Restaged by Tricia Sundbeck
Set to "Pas De Six" by Niels W. Gade, Edvard Helsted and Holger Simon Paulli
Featuring student dancers Maia Blake, Amanda Kenner, Ying-Chi Lu, Anne McGovern, Gabby Savka, David Lopena and Garrett Steagall


CCM Chamber Choir
Joe Miller, conductor
THOMAS MORLEY: Nolo mortem peccatoris


The Ariel Quartet with CSO/CCM Diversity Fellow Cristian J. Diaz, viola
W. A. MOZART: String Quintet in G. Minor No. 4, K. 516 (1787), IV. Adagio-Allegro


Electronic Media
Documentary: The Making of "Hope After Hate"
Hagit Limor, executive producer
Featuring students and alumni Carlee Coulehan, Nicole Fishburn, Kela Parker, Skylar Heizer, Jonathan Kilberg, Ed Kohls, Jason Obergefell, Ethan Qureshi, Dillon Trafzer, Gianna Vitali, Madison White, Thomas Zins and Michael Stanwick
Special thanks to Michael Benedic and Eric Dietrich 


CCM Acting
"We Dare to Dream"
Richard Hess, producer
Original music composed and performed by Colin Edgar
Text: Nobody Knows My Name (James Baldwin) and He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (W.B. Yeats)
Featuring alumni Torie Wiggins (BFA, '03), Aaron Serotsky (BFA, ’97), Sarah Ellen Stephens (BFA, ’08), Jabari Carter (BFA, ’20),  Jaclyn Chantél (BFA, ’14),  Blake Kubena (BFA, ’07),  Ellyn Jameson (BFA, ’13), Brandon Jones (BFA, ’03),  Diana Maria Riva (BFA, ’91; MFA, '95) and Dominic Bogart (BFA, ’00)


CCM Piano
Featuring student Jiajun (David) Lai, piano
J.S. BACH: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 - I


CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, conductor
Featuring student artist Brittany Logan, soprano
GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER: “Depuis le jour” from Louise (1900)


CCM Jazz Orchestra
Featuring student artists Maya Threat, vocals; Ricky Roshell, tenor saxophone; Myles Twitty, trumpet; Anthony Bryson, trombone; Chris Caporale, piano; Mason Daugherty, bass; Derek Johnson, drums
ABEL MEEROPOL: “Strange Fruit" arranged by Myles Twitty 


CCM Musical Theatre
Eric Santagata, editor and producer
Featuring the Musical Theatre Class of 2022 and alumni guest artists John Riddle (BFA, '12), Stephanie Jae Park (BFA, '14), Leslie Kritzer (BFA. '99), Noah J. Ricketts (BFA, '14) and Nikki Renée Daniels (BFA, '01)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM: "No One is Alone" from Into the Woods, arranged by Julie Spangler


*Menu for Diva Sponsors and Above

  • Local Spring Mix
  • Brioche Roll 
  • French Onion Chicken on Parmesan Green Pea Risotto with Julienne Vegetables wrapped in Zucchini
  • Vegetarian option: Zucchini Gratin with Parmesan Green Pea Risotto and Julienne Vegetables wrapped in Zucchini Band
  • Dessert: Pints of Graeter's Ice Cream

*Charcuterie board for Soloist Sponsor Level

Guests will pre-register for access to the silent auction through the Moveable Feast event website. The auction officially opens on January 15 and closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 25.

There are over 50 items to peruse and bid on, ranging from “buy it now” experiences including:

  • A special serenade from CCM students and accompanying gift certificate to Graeter’s Ice Cream to make a birthday or anniversary memorable
  • An evening with CCM alumnus Aaron Lazar (star of Fox’s Filthy Rich)
  • A visit to a Warner Bros. Sound Stage to witness a recording for a popular primetime television show episode 
  • A private coaching by Aubrey Berg and Patricia Linhart for an aspiring CCM Musical Theatre student. 
  • And more!

There are also many items for those who also love the visual and sculptural arts including pieces from local artist Bill Feinberg, a football signed by Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and a special Zoom experience with Reds Legend Johnny Bench.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to Moveable Feast are on sale now and can be purchased online at foundation.uc.edu/MoveableFeast2021 or over the telephone at 513-556-2100.  

General Admission and Young Professional tickets cost $25 each; CCM Alumni tickets cost $15.

After purchasing tickets, audience members will receive registration information on how to access the event website. If you don’t live in the Eastern Standard Time zone or simply want to watch Moveable Feast at a different time, the performances will be accessible at your convenience on the event website with your login information.

Sponsorship and host levels range from $150-$10,000. To discuss benefit details or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Libby Coletta, Assistant Director of Development, at 513-556-2100 or olivia.coletta@uc.edu.

Concert Master - $10,000

Concert Masters receive special recognition on the CCM and Moveable Feast websites and electronic communications. Your name or logo will be placed on screen during the event. Sponsorship includes registration and dinner delivered for up to 20 guests. Enjoy virtual access to the Moveable Feast event, private VIP chat room for you and your guests, and exclusive 2020-21 Not Famous Yet Senior Showcase content. Benefits for this sponsorship level also include a customized CCM experience.


Producer - $8,000

Producers receive special recognition on the CCM and Moveable Feast websites and electronic communications. Your name or logo will be placed on screen during the event. Sponsorship includes registration and dinner delivered for up to 16 guests. Enjoy virtual access to the Moveable Feast event, private VIP chat room for you and your guests, and exclusive 2020-21 Not Famous Yet Senior Showcase content.


Prodigy - $5,000

Prodigies receive special recognition on the CCM and Moveable Feast websites and electronic communications. Sponsorship includes registration and dinner delivered for up to 12 guests. Enjoy virtual access to the Moveable Feast event, private VIP chat room for you and your guests, and exclusive 2020-21 Not Famous Yet Senior Showcase content.


Maestro - $3,000

Maestros receive special recognition on the CCM website, Moveable Feast event website, and electronic communications. Sponsorship includes registration and dinner for up to eight guests. Enjoy virtual access to the Moveable Feast event, private VIP chat room for you and your guests, and exclusive 2020-21 Not Famous Yet Senior Showcase content.


Diva - $1,500

Divas receive special recognition on the CCM website, Moveable Feast event website, and electronic communications. Sponsorship includes registration and dinner for up to four guests. Enjoy virtual access to the Moveable Feast event, private VIP chat room for you and your guests, and exclusive 2020-21 Not Famous Yet Senior Showcase content.


Soloist - $600

Includes recognition on the CCM website, Moveable Feast event website, and in electronic communications. Enjoy virtual access to the Moveable Feast event and exclusive 2020-21 Not Famous Yet Senior Showcase content and a charcuterie board for two.


Patron Package - $250

Includes recognition on the Moveable Feast website, virtual access to the Moveable Feast event, and exclusive 2020-21 Not Famous Yet Senior Showcase content.


Host Ticket - $150

Includes recognition on the Moveable Feast website and virtual access to the Moveable Feast event.