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CCM students partner with May We Help to create Halloween...

October 18, 2022

For children who use wheelchairs, Halloween is a chance to be the envy of every kid in the neighborhood. Students at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are putting their talents to use outside the theater by building costumes dreamt up by children, and customizing those costumes to fit each child's power chair. The creations, a result of more than 30 hours of work in the CCM Costume Shop, will be on full-display at May We Help’s annual Halloween Festival.

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WATCH: CCM presents 'A Voice Like Mine' mini documentary

September 30, 2022

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at CCM's acclaimed Voice and Opera programs courtesy of the new Backstage at CCM documentary series. Titled "A Voice Like Mine," this mini documentary spotlights bass-baritone John Mburu, who is pursuing his Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at CCM. Declared a "top college vocal program" by Backstage Magazine and described as “one of the continent’s major music schools” by the Toronto Star, CCM's Departments of Opera and Voice provide one of the most comprehensive training programs for opera singers, coaches and directors in the United States.

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CCM and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra report Diversity...

August 2, 2022

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are proud to announce recent successes of their CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship program. Established in 2015 and launched with a grant from The Mellon Foundation, the nationally-recognized program amplifies and supports extraordinary young string players from populations historically underrepresented in American orchestras through a specialized, two-year graduate degree-level education, professional development and mainstage performance opportunities with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Four CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows have obtained full-time positions with major American orchestras for the 2022-23 season; additional Diversity Fellows successes include careers in music education, social change and orchestral administration.

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Cincinnati Opera and CCM announce next Opera Fusion: New Works...

May 5, 2022

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that their groundbreaking joint program, Opera Fusion: New Works, will host its next workshop for a new opera-in-progress this May. The featured opera currently has the working title of ROBESON Opera and includes music by Scott Davenport Richards and a libretto by Richards and David Cote. CCM Professor Robin Guarino will serve as dramaturg and stage director. ROBESON Opera will receive a 10-day workshop in Cincinnati from May 4 to 14, 2022, and the workshop will culminate in a public performance on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Music Hall’s Wilks Studio.

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Nationally recognized partnership between CCM and Cincinnati...

February 17, 2022

Cincinnati Opera recently announced that it was awarded a $1.3 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In addition to providing key financial support for a new artistic initiative by Cincinnati Opera to commission operas that celebrate Black stories, the gift will also fund the continuation of Opera Fusion: New Works, the groundbreaking workshop program from Cincinnati Opera and CCM that supports the development of new operas.

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Cincinnati May Festival appoints CCM doctoral student as new...

December 9, 2021

The Cincinnati May Festival has announced the appointment of CCM student Matthew Swope as its Choral Conducting Fellow for the 2021-22 season. A first-year student in CCM's choral conducting doctoral program, Swope previously served as the director of choral activities at Winter Park High School in Orlando, Florida. He was recently awarded second place in the high school chorus division of the American Prize Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting.

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CCM alumna featured in Strings Magazine digital performance...

October 27, 2021

Strings Magazine shone the spotlight on UC College-Conservatory of Music alumna Anita Graef (MM Cello Performance, ‘19), featuring the rising star in a digital performance of Sibelius’ Theme and Variations for Solo Cello and Gliere’s 8 Pieces for Violin and Cello. The concert is still available for viewing on the publication’s website.

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CSO and CCM announce 2021-23 class of Diversity Fellows

July 8, 2021

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have selected five outstanding musicians for their next class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows. Born out of a mutual desire to help American orchestras become more inclusive and better represent the communities they serve, the performance fellowship program was launched in 2015 and continues with a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Cincinnati Opera and CCM host workshop for 'The Hours,'...

Event: March 15, 2021 5:00 PM

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce the next workshop in their groundbreaking joint program, Opera Fusion: New Works. The Opera Fusion: New Works workshop for The Hours will culminate in a free, public livestream of performance excerpts on Monday, March 15, 2021, from 5-6 p.m., at cincinnatiopera.org.

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Listen to CCM singers in Cincinnati Opera's 'Blind Injustice'...

February 22, 2021

In 2019, Cincinnati Opera premiered Blind Injustice, with music by Scott Davenport Richards and a libretto by David Cote. The work tells the story of Ohioans who were falsely convicted of serious crimes and later exonerated by the Ohio Innocence Project. Blind Injustice was lauded as a “powerful piece of music theater” (The Wall Street Journal) and a “masterpiece” (CityBeat) upon its premiere. Recently, Cincinnati Opera released the live audio recording of the opera through Fanfare Cincinnati, which is now available for streaming and download.

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CCM’s streaming concert series continues on Feb. 12

February 1, 2021

The second episode of CCMONSTAGE Online is now available for on demand viewing. Originally broadcast on Friday, Feb. 12, this 30-minute-long virtual concert features CCM string quartet-in-residence the Ariel Quartet collaborating with master’s degree students Cristian Diaz and Denielle Wilson, who are also both second-year participants in CCM’s innovative Diversity Fellowship initiative with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Watch the full episode here. The performance is also available on CCM's YouTube channel and Facebook page, and also via the Violin Channel.

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CCM shares artistic menu for Moveable Feast

Event: January 22, 2021 8:00 PM

Cincinnati’s premier arts fundraiser gets a virtual makeover when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents Moveable Feast online on Jan. 22, 2021. Join us as we travel around the country to see firsthand how CCM sets the bar in the arts world.

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Watch a preview of CCM's new digital performance series

December 4, 2020

The show goes on with CCMONSTAGE Online beginning Dec. 11! Enjoy excerpts from the first four episodes of CCM's new digital performance series in our official teaser trailer. CCMONSTAGE Online is a dynamic new series of digital concerts and performing arts presentations showcasing the unparalleled artistry and expertise of CCM's students, faculty and staff. Each episode can be digitally streamed for free. After the premiere broadcast, each installment in this ongoing series will remain available for on-demand viewing on CCM's website and YouTube channel.

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CSO Fanfare Project debuts new work performed by CSO/CCM...

November 16, 2020

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Fanfare Project launched in May 2020 to commission and premiere new solo works in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It's shared new music from more than 12 composers so far, including a recently premiered Viola Fanfare by Grammy-winner and MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Rhiannon Giddens. Watch CSO/CCM Diverstiy Fellow Edna Pierce perform Giddens' fanfare.

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