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Get an Inside Look at CCM Summer Programs

From playwrights to pianos to preparatory programs, CCM's summer offerings span the spectrum of the performing and media arts! Get an inside look at this year's summer happenings.

Playwrights Conference

Aspiring and experienced playwrights alike spent a week immersed in the creative process, writing and learning with industry professionals.

Led by director and CCM faculty member Brant Russell, the inaugural CCM Playwrights Conference commissioned internationally known playwright and composer Todd Almond to write a piece specifically for this event. Participants also had exclusive access to the program's resident dramaturg Lisa Timmell, director of new work at the Tony award-winning Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.

Art of the Piano

The sixth annual Art of the Piano summer festival and concert series was the “best year yet,” according to Artistic Director and CCM Artist-in-Residence Awadagin Pratt.

Twenty-four student pianists had the unique opportunity to learn from distinguished artists including Vladimir Feltsman, Yoshikau Nagai, Paul Schenly, Boris Slutsky, John Perry, Enrico Elisi, James Giles, Michael Lewin and Yong Hi Moon.

Film Scoring Institute

Talented young composers prepared to launch their film scoring careers in hands-on master classes taught by industry veterans.

Professor of Commerial Music Production Thomas Haines led the three-week institute, giving students the information and skills they need to take the first steps in their careers. Students had the opportunity to learn from composers such as Jeff Rona (Traffic, Black Hawk Down, Thin Red Line), Rob Pottorf (The Trial, Mountain Top, Jimmy) and Sam Estes (Inception, Dark Knight Rises, American Horror Story).

Tune In for What's Next

CCM Summer Programs continues with the Classical Guitar Workshop, Opera Studio comprehensive training, and the Opera Conducting Bootcamp.

Opera Studio hosts a number of performances throughout July. Opera Bootcamp culminates in a semi-staged production, with orchestra, of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at CCM's Corbett Auditorium at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

Tickets to La Traviata are $15 for general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students. Limit one ticket per UC student with valid ID. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, July 25. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office.