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The Village News

Welcome to the Spring 2017 issue of The Village News, the offiical e-newsletter of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Notations and Ovations

The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music's home in the 1880s at Eighth and Vine Streets in Cincinnati.
CCM SESQUICENTENNIAL: INSPIRING THE STARS OF TOMORROW SINCE 1867

CCM will mark the 150th anniversary of its founding with a yearlong celebration beginning in August of 2017. The CCM Sesquicentennial will commemorate three institutions separate in their origins but united by a common cause: the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the College of Music of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati. Read more…

SCPA and CCM: Partners in Arts Education
SCPA AND CCM: PARTNERS IN ARTS EDUCATION

Recent CCM graduates Ryan Donohue (BM, 2017) and Jack Bogard (BM, 2017) have traversed a unique pipeline for talent that runs from Over-the-Rhine to Clifton. Before their time at CCM, both graduated from Cincinnati’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). Read more…

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Alumni Applause

Randall Kent Kings Island Scooby Doo costume
40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: ALUMNUS RETURNS FOR HIS DEGREE

In 1976, Randall Kent (BFA, 2016) left CCM to focus on working full time at his own company, Stagecraft, Inc. Forty years later, he returned to finish his studies and graduate with a BFA in Costume Design and Technology. Read More…

Jazz Alumnus Ben Sloan Opens Percussion Park
JAZZ ALUMNUS OPENS PERCUSSION PARK IN EAST PRICE HILL

If you build it, they will drum — East Price Hill has a new park that was built to make percussion music thanks to Ben Sloan (BM, 2011). Part playground and part instrument, Percussion Park is a community gathering space for people to make connections through music. Read More…

Acting Alumnus Takes New Musical 'Bandstand' to Broadway
ACTING ALUMNUS TAKES NEW MUSICAL 'BANDSTAND' TO BROADWAY

Five alumni are involved in a Tony Award-nominated, swing-filled musical that is currently making waves on Broadway. With music, book and lyrics by alumnus Richard Oberacker (BFA Acting, 1993), Bandstand: The New American Musical features alumni from CCM’s Acting, Musical Theatre and Orchestral Conducting programs. Read More…

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Faculty Fanfare

CCM Honors Faculty Retirees
CCM HONORS 2017 FACULTY RETIREES

This spring, CCM paid tribute to seven retiring faculty members who gave 171 years of combined service to CCM: Kimberly Daniel de Acha, Lee Fiser, Patti James, Ben Terry Lusk, Piotr Milewski, Allen Otte, and Mary Stucky. Read more...

Composition Professor's New Choral Album Receives Rave Reviews
COMPOSITION PROFESSOR’S NEW CHORAL ALBUM RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS

Lux Dei features new works for choir composed by CCM Professor Douglas Knehans and sung by the CCM Chorale, under the direction of CCM Professor Brett Scott. The new album has garnered praise in reviews by Classical Music Sentinel and Fanfare Magazine for its accessibility and beauty. Read more...

Assistant Professor of Voice Quinn Patrick Ankrum.
ACCLAIMED MEZZO-SOPRANO JOINS CCM VOICE FACULTY

CCM will welcome Quinn Patrick Ankrum, DMA, to its roster of distinguished voice faculty members this fall. Ankrum’s appointment as Assistant Professor of Voice becomes effective on August 15, 2017. Read more...

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Student Salutes

HORN STUDENT NAMED 2017 YAMAHA YOUNG PERFORMING ARTIST
HORN STUDENT NAMED 2017 YAMAHA YOUNG PERFORMING ARTIST

CCM student Michelle Hembree is one of 10 winners of the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition. Hembree is a third-year undergraduate horn student who studies with CCM Professor Randy Gardner. Read More…

Current and Former Students Win Awards in 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition
STUDENTS AND ALUMNI WIN AWARDS IN 2017 LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION

Three CCM-trained singers progressed to the final round of the 20th annual Lotte Lenya Competition last month. DMA Voice candidate Paulina Villarreal (MM, 2015) won Third Prize, which includes a cash award of $10,000. Jasmin Habersham (AD, 2015; MM, 2013) and first-year voice master’s student Lisa Marie Rogali also received prizes of $3000 each as finalists in the competition. Read More…

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Tune In

Christy Altomare sings Journey to the Past with CCM Philharmonia
CHRISTY ALTOMARE SINGS 'JOURNEY TO THE PAST' WITH CCM PHILHARMONIA

Before Christy Altomare (BFA, 2008) opened Broadway’s latest hit musical Anastasia, she returned to campus to perform “Journey to the Past” with the CCM Philharmonia. Watch now...

CCM Concert Orchestra 360-Degree Video
GET A 360-DEGREE LOOK AT THE CCM CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Join the CCM Concert Orchestra on stage during rehearsal in an interactive, 360-degree video created by UC students Brian Schieltz and Colin Crowell. Use your phone or mouse to look around the stage as students perform. Watch now...

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Did You Know?

CCM graduate Tavi Wolf (BFA, 1999) is leading a new alumni giving campaign for the Division of Electronic Media, which encourages grads to “give one day” to CCM in order to keep current students supplied with industry-level production equipment. Learn more here.

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