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Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music has both a national and international reputation for excellence.

In order to bring and retain top talent, CCM must be able to offer competitive scholarship and grant opportunities to our students. CCMpower raises funds through membership and special events in order to provide the resources that attract the best and brightest students.

These dollars also provide funding for students to travel the country to perform in auditions, competitions and attend professional development conferences and internships. In addition, CCMpower provides faculty funding to invite top artists in their field to work with our students in master classes and private lessons.

Please join us today by becoming a member of CCMpower. Because you understand the value and benefit of what is being taught and the talent that is being nurtured, we hope you'll support CCM and the next generation of students.

With warmest regards,
Arlene Katz
President, CCMpower

Executive Committee (2019-20)

  • President: Arlene Katz
  • President-Elect: Patti Myers
  • Immediate Past President: William Harvey (BM, '71)
  • Secretary: Brian Shepard
  • Treasurer: Jay Rueger
  • Committee Chairs
    • Board Development: Kathryne Gardette and Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney
    • Corporate Giving: Cory Beimesche and Timothy Giglio (BBA, '84)
    • Liaison & Awards: Patti Myers and Kent Shaw
    • Harmony Fund: John Harrison and Brian Shepard
    • Membership: Shannon Carter and Dick Aft
    • Special Events: Jared McFee (BBA, '10) and Paula Boggs Muething

Board Members (2019-20)

  • Shelley Bamberger (BFA, '75; MM, '76)
  • Aubrey Berg
  • Craig Brinkman
  • Susan Eltringham
  • Kimberly de Acha (BM, '71)
  • Meghan Ferguson
  • Bill Frigge (MBA, '98)
  • Scott Getz (MBA, '97)
  • Mikki Graff (BSDE, '96)
  • Donna Grummich
  • David Hemmert
  • Sandra Joffe
  • Kenneth Kanter
  • Peter Kasprzycki (BFA, '89)
  • Jonathan Martin
  • John McDonagh (BM, '83)
  • Jay Rueger
  • Catherine Scruggs
  • Steve Spaulding
  • Jay Springer (BFA, '86)
  • Rick Steinau
  • Jennifer Suttles (BFA, '97)
  • Michelle Thomas
  • Judith Schonbach
  • Rick VanMatre (BM, '77)
  • Kathy Wade (MM, '81)
  • Angela Powell Walker
  • Faculty Representative: Kevin Michael Holzman
  • CCM Graduate Assistant: Annie Bloemer
  • Advisory Board:¬†Lesha Greengus (MED, '75)

Ex-Officio Members

  • Libby Coletta, Assistant Director of Consituent Development
  • John Martin, Assistant Dean of Preparatory and Community Engagement
  • Sarah Mizelle (MA/MBA, '11), Director of Development¬†
  • Jamie Muenzer (DAAP, '11), Associate Director of Alumni Relations, CCM and DAAP
  • Stanley E. Romanstein (MM '80; DMA '90), Dean of CCM
  • Karen Tully, Senior Director of Development
  • Curt Whitacre (MA '06; MSBA, '08), Director of Marketing and Communications

Friends of CCM Past Presidents

  • Jane Battaglia
  • Peter Beuret
  • John Boggess
  • Trish Bryan (BSED, '65)
  • Mary Ellen Cody
  • Frances Cohen (BAC, '50)
  • Donna de Graaf
  • Gloria Giannestras
  • William Magnus (BA, '49)
  • Kristine Malkoski
  • Dianne M. Rosenberg (ASC, '71; BSED, '73; MED '75)
  • Zell Schulman - Founder
  • Margaret Swallow
  • Jane Whipple
  • Douglas Workman*


CCM Alumni Governing Board Past Presidents

  • Shelley Bamberger (BFA, '75; MM '76)
  • Donna Sontag Grummich (BM, '76)
  • Bill Harvey (BM, '71)
  • Paul Hillner (BA, '74; MM, '79)
  • Xan Waddell Jeffery (BM, '88; MM, '91)
  • John McDonagh (BM, '83)
  • Katherine Mohylsky (MA, '79)
  • Susan Schultz (MM, '89)