CCM Guitar students perform on WAIF 88.3 FM

Four classical guitarists will join Instructor Christopher Wilke for the radio broadcast on April 5

On April 5, members of the Classical Guitar studio at UC's College-Conservatory of Music will join host John Carpenter (AD Piano Performance, '14) for his radio show, “Making Music Together,” on WAIF 88.3 FM. These student guitarists will perform live on the air between 8 and 10 p.m.

The guitar students involved are Luke Jackson, Noah Ward, Timofey Kozikov and Peter Kapourales. CCM Director of Classical Guitar Christopher Wilke (MM Guitar Performance, ’02) will also participate in the program as a commentator.

The live performance will include pieces by Lydia Brindamour, Haydn, Gaude and Mertz. One highlight of the program is Thomas Flippin’s Ten Kingdoms for guitar duo, which depicts the slave trade in the 15th century Spanish East Indies, based on the writings of Bartolome de las Casas. The concert will also include a world-premiere work for two electric guitars by Jashiin.

Visit the WAIF website on April 5 to listen live online or tune in via radio to hear the performance.

About WAIF 88.3 FM

WAIF is Cincinnati’s community radio station! WAIF, as a community radio station, serves only to open its airwaves to the responsible, divergent points of view of various communities in the Cincinnati area who do not otherwise have an outlet to present those views. WAIF radio is one of the most eclectic media outlets of any kind! At this one spot on the radio dial, you’ll find extremely diverse types of music, news fitted to particular areas of interest, talk on all sorts of subjects, how-to shows, worship shows and shows with ideas rarely found anywhere else, especially on the radio.

About CCM Classical Guitar

The study of classical guitar at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth. 

The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium. Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with the University of Cincinnati through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

Program highlights include:

  • Free iPad to all incoming 2021-22 classical guitar students
  • Generous scholarships available for promising students
  • Chamber music and networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to explore historical plucked instruments and broaden skill sets
  • 21st-century digital career integration

Feature image at the top: A close up of playing a chord on a guitar. Photo/By Ivan Radic

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Alexandra Doyle

CCM Graduate Assistant , Marketing + Communications

Alexandra Doyle is a doctoral candidate studying clarinet performance at CCM. Alexandra’s master’s degree is also from CCM, and she holds bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and journalism from the University of Houston.