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Get to know CCM’s newest faculty and staff members

November 20, 2023

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music will welcome a variety of new faculty and staff members to its roster of distinguished performing and media arts experts this fall. The following new appointments have been announced as of Aug 15, 2023. Additional new hires will be announced later this summer.


Celebrate the holiday season with upcoming CCM concerts

November 17, 2023

CCM's collegiate and preparatory ensembles celebrate the holidays with a variety of upcoming performances! CCM's winter holiday concerts include the Jazz Nutcracker on Nov. 19 and Feast of Carols on Dec. 2 and 3.


Cincinnati Opera and CCM announce details of next Opera Fusion: New Works workshop

October 19, 2023

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) have announced the next workshop in their groundbreaking joint program, Opera Fusion: New Works. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, the Cincinnati partners will host a workshop in November 2023 for the new opera Lincoln in the Bardo, with music by Missy Mazzoli and libretto by Royce Vavrek, based on the celebrated novel by George Saunders. Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera, Lincoln in the Bardo is slated to receive its world premiere in 2026.


CCM hosts day of discovery for prospective undergrad singers on Oct. 7

September 15, 2023

You're invited to a day of discovery for prospective undergraduate singers from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023! Learn more about the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's renowned Bachelor of Music degree program in Voice Performance. This informative event is free of charge, but reservations are required.


CCM doctoral student appointed as May Festival Conducting Fellow

September 13, 2023

The Cincinnati May Festival has announced the appointment of Sergey Tkachenko, a first-year DMA student in CCM’s renowned choral conducting program, as its Conducting Fellow for the 2023-24 season. Tkachenko, who will serve as the assistant conductor for the May Festival Chorus this year, recently completed his master’s degree at the Indiana University (IU) Jacobs School of Music.


CCM hosts guest lecture on large-scale tonality in rock music

Event: September 1, 2023 1:30 PM

Each semester, CCM's Thinking About Music Lecture Series welcomes distinguished experts for musical discussions and lectures that are open to the general public and free to attend. The series continues at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, with a presentation by CCM alum Brett Clement (PhD Music Theory, 2009), an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Ball State University. The title of Clement's talk is "Analyzing Large-Scale Tonality in Rock Music: Steady-Scale and Steady-Tonic Systems." The lecture will be presented in the Baur Room of CCM's Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.


Did you know that UC students receive discounted admission to CCM performances?

August 17, 2023

Come see a concert or show at CCM! The UC College-Conservatory of Music presents nearly 1,000 public performances each year as part of the CCM OnStage series of public events, and UC students get discounted or free admission to almost every performance! Whether it's exhilarating concerts, breathtaking theatre, innovative multimedia presentations or inspiring public master classes, the artistry that you love lives here.


Counseling services available to CCM students through embedded clinician

August 16, 2023

CCM students can now access counseling services within the CCM Village thanks to the addition of a CAPS embedded clinician. A member of UC’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff, Dalziel Reliford-Stone (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision (LPCC-S) who will serve as an embedded clinician for CCM and DAAP. In this new position, Dalziel hopes to work with students and staff to support a culture that embraces authenticity, self-acceptance and wholeness.


Want to find out what shows and concerts are coming up at CCM?

August 2, 2023

UC's College-Conservatory of Music will present a wide variety of concerts and shows throughout the 2023-24 academic year. You can get the latest news on upcoming CCM OnStage performances by subscribing to our Next OnStage e-newsletter. New issues are published every other Wednesday, and you can manage your subscription settings at any time.