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CCM, Composition, Musicology and Theory

Students in CCM's Division of Composition, Musicology and Theory acquire a broad knowledge of the field and its multidisciplinary practices. An emphasis on writing, cognitive skills and analytical techniques in the principal styles and genres enables the pursuit of individual methodologies and ensures independent thought. Contextual studies form a curriculum that enables the student to comprehend the conditions under which music was written, performed and understood in its own time and in current reception.

Prominent composers, historians, ethnomusicologists, and theorists visit CCM regularly to teach, lecture and meet informally with students to discuss their own work and that of other musicians. These visits add a valuable element to CCM's commitment to the creation, performance and recognition of new music and music research.

Degrees Offered

Composition

BM

MM

DMA

Music History

BM

MM

PhD (Musicology emphasis)

Musicology     Combined MM and PhD

Theory

 

MM

PhD
(Music Theory emphasis)

 

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VILLAGE NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Rachel Walker wins Schwarzman Scholarship
UNDERGRADUATE COMPOSER WINS SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY IN CHINA

Shortly before she graduated from CCM this past December, Rachel Walker (BM, 2016) became a member of the second class of Schwarzman Scholars. As part of the program, she will pursue a one-year, fully-funded master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 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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DOCTORAL CANDIDATE RESEARCHES EVOLUTION OF MUSICAL THEATRE  Musicology graduate student Alexandre Bádue is researching the sung-through musical, a form of the genre made popular by a group of composers in the 1980s.
DOCTORAL CANDIDATE RESEARCHES DEVELOPMENT OF MUSICAL THEATRE

Alex Bádue, a doctoral candidate in musicology, is one of eight University of Cincinnati students to receive a $20,000 Graduate School Dean’s Fellowship Award and full-tuition scholarship as he works to complete his dissertation on American sung-through musicals. 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 student composer Nate May.
CCM STUDENT COMPOSER RECEIVES GRANT SUPPORT FROM ARTSWAVE AND PEOPLE'S LIBERTY

Second-year Master of Music candidate Nate May has been awarded a total of $16,500 in grants to support a performance of his thesis in April of 2016. Read more...

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