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Choral Studies

CCM's Choral Studies Program is internationally recognized for 50 years of excellence in training conductors for successful, lifelong careers in the choral arts. The Master of Music and Doctor of Music Arts programs provide professional level experiences in rehearsals and performances, developing musicianship and technique, and acquiring knowledge of styles, performance practices and repertoire. MM and DMA graduates of CCM's Choral Studies Programs are conducting and administrating highly successful professional, collegiate, symphonic, secondary, children's and church choirs programs throughout the world.

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A portrait of new CCM faculty member Joe Miller.

CCM Announces Joe Miller as New Director of Choral Studies

An alumnus of CCM, Miller has conducted some of the most renowned choral ensembles in the US.

Read the announcement

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Review of CCM's Performance of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610; November 16, 2014

Mary Ellyn Hutton calls CCM's performance of the Monteverdi Vesper "a feast for both the eyes and ears" in her review, found here.

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Reviews of CCM's Performance of John Adams' El Niño; March 2, 2014

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Janelle Gelfand states that "Mounting such a challenging, multi-layered work, which Adams called his 'Messiah,' was a remarkable feat." Read the entire review here. It was also included on Gelfand's 2014 Year in Review as the 'Best Spectacle' of the year.

Mary Ellyn Hutton says this was a performance that "intrigued, touched and pinned one’s ears to the wall". Read her review here.

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Review of CCM's Winter Choral Showcase; February 1, 2014

Rafael de Acha states, "It was no coincidence that, in 2012, Cincinnati was chosen as the first American city to host the World Choir Games.", in his review of the recent Choral Showcase.

You can read his full review on the Music for All Seasons website.

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Review of CCM's Performance of Bach's St. John Passion.

CCM's staged Bach St. John Passion cited by Mary Ellyn Hutton as Best of 2013 in Cincinnati

Mary Ellyn Hutton calls the November 2013 production "superlative in every way."

You can learn more about this production here and read the full review on Music in Cincinnati's website.

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Critics Hail CCM's February 2012 Production of Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust as "Extraordinary."

On Feb. 25, 2012, CCM mounted a unique multimedia production of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Janelle Gelfand writes: "It was ambitious for students to tackle, and they rose to the occasion. For the listener, it was a revelation to hear this rarely-performed work, and there were some truly thrilling moments." Read the full review on Gelfand's Arts in Focus blog.

Music In Cincinnati's Mary Ellyn Hutton writes: "It was a splendid performance, vocally, instrumentally and as an example of what a great conservatory can do. It was also attuned to its mission, even its duty, as an academic institution, to experiment." Read the full review on Music in Cincinnati's website.

You can learn more about the production's video elements courtesy of the Cincinnati Enquirer here.

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Shawn Mlynek, tenor, as one of the Evangelists in CCM's rare staged performance of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion.'

Music In Cincinnati Reviews CCM's November 2011 Staged Presentation of Bach's St. Matthew Passion.

Mary Ellyn Hutton hails the performance as "monumental" and "moving."

You can learn more about this unique production here and read the full review on Music In Cincinnati's website.

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