Moveable Feast sponsors and audiences support CCM students

Thank you to the CCM community for helping the college fuel the future of the arts

Audiences from coast to coast tuned in to watch UC College-Conservatory of Music students, alumni and faculty perform during the virtual debut of Moveable Feast on Jan. 22 — but that is not the only role viewers played during the fundraising event. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and audience members, Moveable Feast: From Coast to Coast raised over $110,000!

"On behalf of the entire college, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of support we have seen for CCM through this year's Moveable Feast," says Sarah Mizelle Miller, Director of Development and External Relations at CCM. "The willingness of this community and our incredible alumni to step up and take this journey with us has helped us to raise more money for this year's event than any in recent years."

With more than 730 unique households viewing the event, CCM was able to double the typical reach of Moveable Feast, transforming the event into a national fundraiser for the college. Funds raised through sponsorships, ticket sales and the silent auction will support student scholarships and emergency funds to help CCM students impacted by COVID-19.

This type of support demonstrates to these students that their gifts of talent and hard work are appreciated, even during a time when we cannot perform for you in person. Your support has been an incredibly bright spot during this difficult time and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"

Sarah Mizelle Miller

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/uYgYt9kVSf0?rel=0

The event included personal stories from CCM students who have received scholarship and emergency funding support through generous donations. CCMpower Scholar Matilda Smolij, a sophomore Voice student, talked about what drew her to study at CCM, shared about her experience at the college so far and thanked donors for their support. Watch her CCMpower student impact story.

"Thank you so much for helping me, as an individual here," Piano master's student Jiajun (David) Lai told donors and viewers at Moveable Feast. "You have definitely made me take one step closer to being a musician, to being a performer." Watch his CCMpower student impact story.

Likewise, CCM Honors Scholarship recipient Myles Yeazell (MM Cello, '20) shared a message to donors who helped fund his studies: "I just want them to know how thankful I am and to let them know what they're doing is helping me — not only me, everybody who received [scholarship and funding support]. It's changing people's lives, and it's making it possible to pursue my dream with pursuing cello." Watch his CCMpower student impact story.

Moveable Feast: From Coast to Coast featured performances by alumni guests artists of the stage and screen as well as performances by the college's Wind Symphony, Philharmonia, Jazz Orchestra and by students in CCM's Choral Studies, Musical Theatre, Dance and Piano programs.

View the performances and learn more about the event on the Moveable Feast website.

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. Your support will set the stage for our students to be and to create what is next in the arts. Learn how you can help support CCM students.

Viewers of CCM's Moveable Feast event are invited to share about their experience by taking this short, online survey. Save-the-date to join CCM for the next Moveable Feast on Jan. 21, 2022!

Save the date for CCM Moveable Feast on January 21, 2022