Welcome to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s spring performance series.
Never before in its 150-year history has CCM been more engaged with the Greater Cincinnati Community. The five inaugural CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows perform Downtown with the CSO while pursuing graduate degrees at CCM. In OTR CCM string players provide the School for the Creative and Performing Arts’ Suzuki String Program for Grades 1-3. In College Hill CCM has partnered with Twin Towers Senior Living Community for an artist-in-residence program that grants four graduate students free housing as they live and perform in that community. And at elementary schools in Evanston, Madisonville, Northside, Price Hill and Westwood, CCM students lead CCM After School, a music curriculum for City Gospel Mission’s Whiz Kids program.
Faculty and students will continue to engage the community this semester, performing in new venues as the CCM Village begins a $15-million renovation. Look for organ recitals at Downtown’s Plum Street Temple, a choral and brass concert at St. Francis de Sales Parish in East Walnut Hills, a CCM Philharmonia concert at Princeton High School in Sharonville, Concert Orchestra’s concerto program at Walnut Hills High School, a CCM Wind Orchestra Spring Concert at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church at 8th St. and Garfield Pl., J.S. Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion at Christ Church Cathedral on 4th St. and the CCM Jazz Orchestra in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall.
Finally, be sure to save January 20 for CCM’s Moveable Feast and the exciting opportunity to play a role in a promotional video for the new Broadway musical Anastasia and February 19 for a Gala Cabaret Celebrating 25 Years of the CCM Musical Theatre Showcase! I look forward to seeing you at a performance this spring—either here at CCM or maybe in your neighborhood!
bruce mcclung, Interim Dean
Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music