While community engagement has always been a priority at CCM, the college is enhancing these efforts considerably this fall. This month, CCM welcomes Anne Cushing-Reid as its first Director of Community Outreach.
Cushing-Reid comes to CCM from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, where she developed innovative educational and community outreach programs, which garnered national attention.
"After 25 plus years, I'm retiring. It's a little bittersweet as I love the orchestra as much as the day I arrived," Cushing-Reid explains. "I'm looking forward to joining the team at CCM, though, and I'm looking forward to building a unified program incorporating both the great work that is being done now and the wonderful things that we'll develop together in the future."
Cushing-Reid worked in numerous progressive roles in the fields of education and community engagement during her tenure with the CSO. She created the orchestra's current Community Engagement and Learning Department, and served as its Senior Director. Under her guidance, the Orchestra's community reach expanded to more than 90,000 people in the last year.