Get to know CCM’s newest faculty/staff members and unit heads

CCM welcomes new faculty and staff, along with current faculty to new leadership roles for 2022-23

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music welcomes six new full-time faculty members and five new staff members to its roster of distinguished performing and media arts experts this fall. In addition, the college is also welcoming five current faculty members into new leadership roles for 2022-23.

New Full-Time Faculty

The six newest members of CCM’s faculty began their appointments on Aug. 15, 2022. Those faculty members are:

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Charlie C Calvert

Associate Professor of Scenic Design


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Moni (Jasmine) Guo

Assistant Professor of Commercial Music Production


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Ayane Kozasa

Assistant Professor of Viola


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Matthew Schatt

Associate Professor of Music Education


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Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

Assistant Professor of Cello


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Pavel Vinnitsky

Associate Professor of Clarinet


New Staff

The following five staff members also recently joined CCM:

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Troy Brizius

Staff Technical Director


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Elaine Cox

Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Adjunct Instructor of Arts Administration


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Susan Kresser

Associate to CCM's Dean and College Office


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Jen Lampson

TAPAA Production Manager

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Matthew Thomas Wilson

Box Office Manager


New Leadership Roles

The following current CCM faculty members have recently assumed new roles:

Dean's Office

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Jonathan Kregor

Interim Dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music; Professor of Musicology


Division Heads

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Rebecca Bromels

Interim Division Head of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA); Chair and Associate Professor of Arts Administration


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Betty Anne Gottlieb

Interim Division Head and Associate Professor Educator of Music Education (Strings), Director of New Horizons Orchestra


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Matthew G. Peattie

Interim Division Head of Composition, Musicology, and Theory; Associate Professor of Musicology


Department Chairs

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Brant Russell

Interim A.B., Dolly, Ralph and Julia Cohen Chair of Dramatic Performance; Associate Professor of Acting


Learn more about CCM's divisional and departmental leadership here.

About CCM’s Faculty

At CCM, tomorrow’s arts luminaries work with today’s industry leaders. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world. With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, CCM students receive personalized mentorship from professors who guide their individual scholarly, creative, musical, performing and teaching growth.

Who are our faculty members? CCM professors are Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning performers and designers, ASCAP and BMI Award-winning songwriters and composers, Naumburg Gold Medalists and Fulbright Scholars. They are members of major American orchestras, as well as directors and conductors for the world’s leading opera houses and summer festivals. They are researchers, educators, choreographers, filmmakers and playwrights, as well as experts on health and wellness for artists. They have published widely-used textbooks, performed at the White House and produced multimedia for US presidents. They have been featured on major broadcasts like Good Morning America, the Today Show, the Tonight Show, the BBC Proms and Sesame Street, to mention just a few of their accomplishments.

Next Lives Here

At the University of Cincinnati, we realize the impact our teaching, research, artistry and service can have on our community and the world. So, we don’t wait for change to happen. We break boundaries, boldly imagine and create what’s Next. To us, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality. That’s why we are leading urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact, and that's how we are defining Next for the performing and media arts.

We're about engaging people and ideas - and transforming the world.

We are UC. Welcome to what's Next.

Featured image at top: The exterior of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater. Photo/UC Creative + Brand

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