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Kevin Michael Holzman
KEVIN MICHAEL HOLZMAN JOINS CCM FACULTY

CCM Interim Dean bruce d. mcclung 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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PIANOPALOOZA
CCM'S ACCAILMED PIANO FACULTY PRESENT 'PIANOPALOOZA' NOV. 13

Two new piano professors add their individual flair to CCM’s annual Pianopalooza XII concert Fresh Sounds, Fresh Faces at 7 p.m. on November 13 in Robert J. Werner Recital HallRead 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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Rachel Calin
CCM WELCOMES RACHEL CALIN AS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DOUBLE BASS

Celebrated for her proficiency as a pedagogue and a performer, Calin has been called “a lyrical soloist in command of her instrument,” by the New York Times. Her appointment begins on August 15. Read more...

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Susan Felder will join CCM faculty as an assistant professor on August 15, 2016.
CCM WELCOMES SUSAN FELDER AS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACTING AND MOVEMENT

Felder’s appointment begins on August 15, 2016. With 12 years of university-level teaching experience, Felder is a professional actor and director, produced playwright and a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. 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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Scott Lipscomb, incoming Associate Dean for Aacademic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies at CCM.
CCM ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES

Dr. Scott D. Lipscomb will join CCM as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies on May 31, 2016. 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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Rebecca Bromels
CCM WELCOMES REBECCA BROMELS TO ARTS ADMINISTRATION FACULTY

Rebecca Bromels discovered her love for arts administration during her 12-year tenure at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and currently serves as director of engagement of ArtsWave, the Greater Cincinnati region’s local arts agency. Read more...

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A Steinway Piano in CCM's Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
CCM WELCOMES AWARD-WINNING PIANISTS DROR BIRAN AND RAN DANK TO KEYBOARD STUDIES FACULTY

The two acclaimed performers and pedagogues will join CCM's illustrious roster of piano faculty members in August of 2016. Read more...

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Jennifer Roig-Francolí
LIFE, MUSIC AND THE ART OF FREEDOM WITH CCM ADJUNCT PROFESSOR JENNIFER ROIG-FRANCOLÍ

The CCM faculty member and Alexander Technique teacher shares insight into her busy schedule and all-encompassing approach to stress and pain relief. 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 E-Media faculty member John Hebbeler.
CINCINNATI PBS MEMBER STATION SPOTLIGHTS CCM AND DAAP FACULTY MEMBERS

CCM Assistant Professor of Electronic Media John Hebbeler and DAP Assistant Professor of Design Emily Verba will appear on CET's arts Bridge program to discuss a revolutionary new project that coudl change the world of psychiatry. Read more...

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Vince DeGeorge, Assistant Professor and Joseph Weinberger Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage at CCM
VINCE DEGEORGE APPOINTED TO CCM'S JOSEPH WEINBERGER CHAIR OF ACTING

Accomplished director and choreographer Vince DeGeorge has been named the Joseph Weinberger Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage, a faculty position shred by CCM's Department of Musical Theatre and Department of Opera. Read more...

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CCM Assistant Professor Aik Khai Pung
AIK KHAI PUNG NAMED ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ORCHESTRAL STUDIES AT CCM

Award-winning condutor and educator Aik Khai Pung has been appointed to CCM's Orchestral Studies faculty. An all-around conductor and educator, Pung will serve as music director of the CCM Concert Orchestra and Café MoMus contemporary music ensemble. Read more...

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CCM Professor Daniel Weeks
CCM WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF VOICE

Accomplished tenor Daniel Weeks joins CCM's voice faculty this fall. A former National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, Weeks is an active performer and a passionate advocate for Art Song recitals. Read more...

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CCM Professor Steve Allee
CCM WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF JAZZ STUDIES

A famed pianist, composer, educator and music director for the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show, Steve Allee brings over three decades of experience to the school. 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 welcomes Jazz Studies faculty member Craig Bailey
CCM PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Joel Hoffman joined the University of Cincinnati faculty in 1978. This October, CCM will celebrate his service with a special concert featuring the Ariel Quartet. Read more...

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CCM welcomes Jazz Studies faculty member Craig Bailey
AN INCOMING FACULTY MEMBER MAKES HIS DEBUT WITH THE CCM JAZZ ENSEMBLE IN NYC

After serving as Ray Charles' lead alto saxophonist for nearly 20 years, Craig Bailey returns to his native Cincinnati as an assistant professor of jazz studies this August. Read more...

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CCM welcomes piano faculty member Soyeon Kate Lee.
PROFESSOR OF ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD REFLECTS ON HIS FIRST YEAR AT CCM

Michael Unger calls his first year in Cincinnati "an absolute joy." 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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CCM welcomes piano faculty member Soyeon Kate Lee.
CCM WELCOMES NAUMBURG COMPETITION WINNER TO PIANO FACULTY

Soyeon Kate Lee will join the faculty of CCM's Piano Department as an assistant professor of music this August. Read more...

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