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The American Prize Competition honors CCM faculty member Amy...

July 7, 2021

CCM Associate Professor of Voice Amy Johnson was named a Distinguished Vocal Artist of the American Prize as part of that competition's annual Independence Day Honors program. The award was presented to both Johnson and mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala by the American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts in memory of the great Wagnerian baritone, Friedrich Schorr, and his wife, Virginia. An internationally-known soprano and vocal pedagogue, Johnson is recognized as one of America's finest singing actresses. She currently serves as co-director of CCM's Undergraduate Opera Workshop.

Watch CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 perform 'No One Is...

June 28, 2021

In this excerpt from the CCM Musical Theatre Class of 2024 Freshman Showcase, students Amanda Bishop, Andrew Burke, Gracie Parker and Stanislav Przedlacki perform Stephen Sondheim's "No One Is Alone" from the musical Into the Woods at Memorial Hall OTR. Segments of CCM's Musical Theatre Freshman Showcase were recorded at iconic locations throughout the city in collaboration with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Imperial Theatre Mohawk Arts Center, Memorial Hall, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Washington Park. The full showcase will be available for on-demand viewing beginning Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

CCM doctoral student selected for the Cleveland Institute of...

June 25, 2021

Current CCM doctoral student Kabelo Chirwa has been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship Program. Designed as a critical step forward in creating a culture of diversity within the music academy and beyond, the program is board by a grant awarded in the inaugural cycle of the Sphinx Venture Fund. The career development initiative will engage 35 Black and Latinx music professionals who are pursuing or considering academic careers, preparing them with the skills, insights and networks to flourish professionally and influence generations of musicians.

CCM's streaming series continues with Spring Opera Gala concerts

June 21, 2021

The UC College-Conservatory of Music's virtual performance series continues with a pair of Spring Opera Gala concerts. Originally broadcast on June 17 and 18, both concerts are now available for on-demand viewing. Watch an excerpt from the second gala concert below. CCM's Spring Opera Gala is a double-cast production: the same repertoire is performed during both broadcasts, but each features a different cast of singers performing arias and duets from such classic Italian operas as Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Gioacchino Rossini’s Otello and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Each concert stream also begins with a spirited performance of the Overture to Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri by the CCM Philharmonia and concludes with a rousing rendition of the “Sola, sola in buio loco” sextet from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Watch CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 perform 'Man in the...

June 20, 2021

In this excerpt from the CCM Musical Theatre Class of 2024 Freshman Showcase, students Benjamin Cheng, Nate Jones, Michael Lee Jr. and Madison Mosley perform Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett’s “Man in the Mirror” at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Segments of CCM's Musical Theatre Freshman Showcase were recorded at iconic locations throughout the city in collaboration with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Imperial Theatre Mohawk Arts Center, Memorial Hall, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Washington Park.

Watch CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 perform the song...

June 16, 2021

The members of CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 make their showcase debut this spring! In this excerpt from the CCM Musical Theatre Class of 2024 Freshman Showcase, students Benjamin Cheng, Jeffrey Cornelius, Michael Lee Jr., Madison Mosley, Peter Neureuther, Annalise Prentiss, Julia Schick, Cynsere Stevens and Jamal Stone perform Cynthia Erivo and Joshuah Brian Campbell’s “Stand Up” from the film “Harriet” on the banks of the Ohio River and at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Watch CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 perform a Beatles...

May 19, 2021

The members of CCM's Musical Theatre Class of 2024 make their showcase debut this spring! In this excerpt from the UC College-Conservatory of Music's Freshman Showcase, CCM Musical Theatre majors Eliza Levy, Peter Neureuther, Jackson Reagin and Jamal Stone perform a medley featuring the Beatles’ “Come Together,” “Blackbird” and “Revolution” along with John Lennon’s “Imagine” at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

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