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A photo of new faculty member Denise Tryon.
CCM WELCOMES DENISE TRYON AS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HORN

An accomplished performer and educator, Tryon has served as Horn Professor at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore since 2007. She will join CCM’s roster of distinguished performance faculty members in August 2018. Read more...

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Peter DePietro
E-MEDIA PROFESSOR’S TECHNOLOGY ARTICLE WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

The Technology, Knowledge and Society Research Network presented Professor Peter DePietro with an International Award for Excellence for his research on how technology is changing the social fabric of cities in Central Europe. Read more...

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Faculty and Staff Appointments
ALUMNA KATIE JOHANNIGMAN RETURNS TO CCM AS VISITING ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSICAL THEATRE

CCM welcomes alumna Katie Johannigman (BFA Musical Theatre, 2012) to the college’s illustrious faculty. As Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Johannigman will choreograph three of CCM’s 2017-18 productions, and teach tap and jazz dance to students. Read more...

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Faculty and Staff Appointments
ACCLAIMED MUSICIAN DEMARRE MCGILL JOINS CCM FACULTY AS VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FLUTE

CCM has announced the appointment of lauded flutist Demarre McGill as Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute. Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, McGill is a leading soloist, recitalist, and chamber and orchestral musician. Read more...

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Faculty and Staff Appointments
VIOLINIST GRIORA SCHMIDT JOINS CCM FACULTY AS VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

CCM has announced the appointment of violinist Giora Schmidt as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin. Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “captivating with lyricism, tonal warmth, and boundless enthusiasm,” Schmidt has appeared with many prominent symphony orchestras including Chicago, Cleveland and Canada’s National Arts Centre, among others. Read more...

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Walter Levin
IN MEMORIAM: EMERITUS FACULTY MEMBER AND LASALLE QUARTET VIOLINIST WALTER LEVIN

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of emeritus faculty member Walter Levin, founding member and first violinist of the LaSalle Quartet and a CCM faculty member from 1953 until 1986. Levin passed away in Chicago on Aug. 4, 2017, at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evi, and two sons, David and Tom. Read more...

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Kevin Michael Holzman
KEVIN MICHAEL HOLZMAN JOINS CCM FACULTY

CCM has announced the appointment of the dynamic conductor and educator Kevin Michael Holzman as the college’s new Visiting Professor/Assistant Director of Wind Studies. Holzman’s appointment begins on August 15, 2017. Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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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Michael Fiday
COMPOSITION PROFESSOR WRITES NEW WORK FOR CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s theme for its One City, One Symphony initiative was personal for the musicians involved, including CCM faculty member Michael Fiday. The associate professor of composition’s new work was performed during the CSO’s concerts on Nov. 25 and 26 and was met with standing ovations and rave reviews. Read more…

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Mark Gibson conducts Cendrillon
EXPLORING MAGIC AND MYSTERY IN THE MUSIC OF 'CENDRILLON' WITH MARK GIBSON

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music continues its Mainstage Series with Jules Massenet’s classic fairytale opera, Cendrillon (Cinderella) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 in Corbett Auditorium. Read more…

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Richard Hess in Estonia
ACTING DEPARTMENT CHAIR VISITS ESTONIA TO TEACH VIEWPOINTS TRAINING MASTER CLASSES

CCM Professor of Acting and Department Chair Richard Hess recently traveled to Northern Europe to teach Viewpoints Training master classes to professional actors working in two Estonian theaters — Theatrum and Tartu Uus Teater. Read more…

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Discussing CCM's Polish Festival with Professor Mark Gibson
DISCUSSING CCM'S POLISH FESTIVAL WITH PROFESSOR MARK GIBSON

Organized by CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, the month-long Polish Festival begins with a concert from the CCM Philharmonia at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 in Corbett AuditoriumRead more…

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Assistant Professor of Music Education Eva Floyd organized a study abroad trip for her students last summer.
SUMMER MEMORIES: MUSIC EDUCATION TRAVELS TO EUROPE

As part of CCM's first music education study abroad trip, a group of 20 adventurous students traveled to Europe last summer to study in the countries where Western art music was born. Associate Professor of Music Education Eva Floyd hopes to organize a second trip in spring 2018. Read more…

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Stefan Fiol apprenticing to make a dhol with Sukaru Das in Pujar village, Tehri Garhwal, June 2011.
THE DIALECTS OF DRUMMING: ETHNOMUSICOLOGY PROFESSOR EMBARKS ON 9-MONTH HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION

Stefan Fiol will be completely immersed in the mountain villages of the Himalayas to research how the evolution of ancient drumming music can be used to map the culture’s history through space and time. Read more…

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UC Faculty Awards
TWO CCM PROFESSORS HONORED IN UC FACULTY AWARDS

Each year, the university pays tribute to outstanding faculty members who go above and beyond for their students. This year, two CCM professors were saluted during the celebration: Kimberly Daniel de Acha (Musical Theatre/Voice) and Jonathan Kregor (Musicology) Read more...

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CCM Costume Design and Technology Program Head Dean Mogle.
FROM SKETCH TO STAGE: THE MAKING OF CCM'S SWAN LAKE COSTUMES

CCM Costume Design and Technology Program Head Dean Mogle provides a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into designing and building costumes for CCM's second-ever Mainstage Ballet. Read more...

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Peter Kamnitzer
IN MEMORIAM: PETER KAMNITZER

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of emeritus faculty member Peter Kamnitzer, who served as violist for the legendary LaSalle Quartet from 1949 until the ensemble’s retirement in 1988. Kamnitzer passed away in Israel on Feb. 23, 2016, at the age of 93. Read more...

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CCM alumnus and adjunct faculty member Junghyun James Cho.
CCM GRAD AND ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER WINS FIRST PRIZE AT INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION

Alumnus and adjunct faculty member Junghyun James Cho (MM Orchestral Conducting, 2013; AD Opera Coaching, 2014) received top honors at the 2015 Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition. Read more...

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CCM Professor Steve Allee
CCM PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT FACULTY MEMBER RECEIVES ACCOLADES AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

CCM Prep Junior Musical Theatre director Dee Anne Bryll was awarded the Broadway Junior Spirit Award at the tenth annual iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival earlier this year. Read more...

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CCM Professor Steve Allee
ELECTRONIC MEDIA FACULTY MEMBER RECEIVES 'BEST OF FESTIVAL' HONORS AT 2015 BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION

Assistant Professor Hagit Limor took home top honors at this year's convention for her report on fake memorabilia being sold at charity auctions. Read more...

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CCM Professor Jeremy Lee
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOUND DESIGN WOWS LOCAL CRITICS

Jeremy Lee is receiving critical acclaim for his work on Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney MusicalRead more...

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CCM Professor Miguel A. Roig-Francolí
THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS PREMIERES A NEW WORK BY A CCM PROFESSOR

Miguel A. Roig-Francolí's Three Astral Poems will be performed in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Jan. 15. Read more...

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CCM Drama Chair Richard Hess
CCM PROFESSOR EXPLORES THEATRE-MAKING IN KENYA

CCM Drama Chair Richard Hess is spending his spring semester teaching and conducting research at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, as a Fulbright Scholar. Read more...

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