CCM International Wind Festival and Conductor's Academy

Kevin Michael Holzman conducting the CCM Wind Symphony

Kevin Michael Holzman conducting the CCM Wind Symphony.

CCM is proud to partner with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band to present the CCM International Wind Festival and Conductor's Academy — a week of high-level training and performance of wind band repertoire for the nation’s most talented collegiate, pre-professional and professional wind, brass and percussion instrumentalists and conductors.

CCM International Wind Festival

  • DatesMay 30-June 3, 2023 
  • Tuition: $675 
  • Directors: Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman and Associate Professor of Trumpet Michael Mergen

Features of the CCM International Wind Festival:

  • Rehearsals and community performances of standard wind band repertoire with Conductor of United States Marine Band “The Presidents Own” Colonel Jason Fettig, CCM Director of Wind Studies Kevin Michael Holzman, and Conducting Fellows
  • Rehearsals and performances of chamber music to include chamber winds, brass choir and saxophone ensemble, coached by members of the “President’s Own”
  • Master classes for each instrument with members of “The President’s Own” focused on military band audition excerpts
  • Mock military band auditions with feedback from members of “The President’s Own.”
  • Presentations and career development sessions by CCM Faculty and President’s Own faculty
  • Social/networking events with festival faculty and participants

Auditions are required for all instruments: excerpts and instructions by instrument listed below.

If you have issues downloading a file, email ccmsummer@ucmail.uc.edu for assistance. Submissions can be video and audio, or audio only.

Please submit your materials online through Acceptd: https://app.getacceptd.com/ccmsummer

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2023


Conductor's Academy

  • DatesMay 30-June 3, 2023 
  • Tuition: $750 conducting fellows/$400 conducting observers
  • Directors: Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman and Associate Professor of Trumpet Michael Mergen

Ten Conducting Fellows will be selected by audition. Features of the Conducting Fellowship:

  • Conducting rehearsal and performance with the CCM International Wind Festival Band and Chamber Ensembles, with video footage
  • Master classes sessions/lessons with festival conducting faculty
  • Presentations by festival faculty
  • Career development sessions
  • Social/networking events with festival faculty and participants

Band Repertoire to include (works/movements assigned by Conducting Fellow preference upon acceptance):

  • Kimberly Archer: Fanfare Politeia
  • Kevin Day: Havana
  • Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy and Colonial Song
  • Paul Hindemith: Symphony in B-flat
  • Gustav Holst: The First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1
  • Morten Lauridsen (tr. Reynolds): O Magnum Mysterium

Chamber Ensemble repertoire (works/movements assigned by Conducting Fellow preference upon acceptance):

  • Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44
  • W.A. Mozart: Serenade in E-flat (K. 375)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments

Auditions are required for conducting fellows: Please submit a resume/CV and 1-2 videos (camera facing conductor) conducting at minimum 10 minutes of complete works or movements of larger works. Please submit your materials online through Acceptd: https://app.getacceptd.com/ccmsummer

The deadline for Conducting Fellow applications is February 15, 2023

**A limited number of observers may register without audition. Observers will be invited to attend and observe all of the above but are not eligible to be Conducting Fellows. Registration Window for Observers: Jan. 23- May 28.

Observers may register online here.

If you have any questions regarding guidelines, requirements or deadlines please feel free to contact the CCM Summer Programs Office at ccmsummer@ucmail.uc.edu