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CCM apparel now available for purchase online

March 23, 2023

Back by popular demand, official CCM-branded apparel is now available for purchase online! Show your school spirit this spring with official UC College-Conservatory of Music apparel. The CCM Tribunal is sponsoring the college's spring apparel campaign to help raise funds for student initiatives. CCM-branded t-shirts, hoodies and quarter-zip pullovers are available for purchase online now through April 23, 2023.


CCM hosts guest lecture on music for brain health on March 31

Event: March 31, 2023 1:30 PM

Each semester, CCM welcomes distinguished experts for a series of musical discussions and lectures that are open to the general public and free to attend. This semester's Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series continues at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, with a presentation by Psyche Loui, PhD, an Associate Professor from Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design. The title of Loui's talk is "Generating New Predictions: New Directions in Music for Brain Health." The lecture will be presented in the Baur Room of CCM's Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.


Ariel Quartet closes season with Brahms and Beethoven on March 21

March 13, 2023

The Ariel Quartet closes their 2022-23 season Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Werner Recital Hall. The emotional program, centered around the Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor and featuring faculty artist Soyeon Kate Lee, also includes works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.


CCM Chamber Choir and CYC featured in ACDA Welcome Concert

February 24, 2023

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is honored to have been featured in the Welcome Concert of the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts.


CCM Prof. Michelle Conda receives Frances Clark Center Lifetime...

February 22, 2023

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Professor Michelle Conda is a recipient of the 2023 Frances Clark Center Lifetime Achievement Award. Her extensive contributions to the field of piano pedagogy is extraordinary. Her influence and impact on the profession are demonstrated across the country and internationally, exemplifying outstanding dedication to the field of music and piano teaching.


"Cinderella" transforms CCM stage into storybook wonderland...

Event: March 2, 2023 12:00 AM

Join the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for an absolutely magical production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella on March 2-5 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Get your tickets now through the CCM Box Office!


Ariel Quartet welcomes world renowned cellist for Feb. 21 concert

Event: February 21, 2023 7:30 PM

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the collaboration of the Ariel Quartet, CCM’s String-Quartet in Residence, and famed cellist Edward Arron. Witness the live culmination of this partnership in concert at 7:30 p.m. on February 21. Get your tickets now through the CCM box office!


CCM Jazz Orchestra featured in Mardi Gras concert at National...

February 15, 2023

The boisterous notes of New Orleans’ opulent Mardi Gras will fill the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's Harriet Tubman Theater during a concert featuring UC College-Conservatory of Music students and faculty beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3. A companion to the Freedom Center’s Black History Month programming, this off-campus New Orleans Mardi Gras Concert is a celebration of music and culture featuring New Orleans-based jazz trumpeter Ashlin Parker and the CCM Jazz Orchestra. Directed by CCM Director of Jazz Studies Scott Belck, DMA, the Saturday night concert promises an evening with all the revelry and flair of Mardi Gras, followed by a reception and meet-and-greet with the Ashlin Parker.


CCM Opera presents Handel’s Agrippina, a biting political satire

Event: February 16, 2023 12:56 PM

CCM Opera continues its season with Agrippina, Handel’s early masterpiece. Fueled by political intrigue, historical characters and a dogged pursuit of power, the razor-sharp satire runs in the Cohen Family Studio Theater Feb. 16-19. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.


Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet performs at CCM on Feb. 25

Event: February 25, 2023 8:00 PM

The Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet performs in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on Feb 25 at 8 p.m. as part of its Konectados Tour 2023. Celebrated for their inventive fusion of traditional Afro-Peruvian music and jazz, the band immerses their audiences in the unique music scene of coastal Peru. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office. The performance is hosted by the CCM Division of Music Education, and presented in partnership with La Mega Media, with additional support from the Paul Lammermeier Foundation.


CCM Wind Symphony presents Pops "Star Wars" concert on Feb. 17

Event: February 17, 2023 7:30 PM

The CCM Wind Symphony and CCM Youth Wind Ensemble present their annual POPS concert on Friday, Feb. 17. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office. The program features thrilling works from the classical repertoire as well as John Williams’ iconic music from the Star Wars franchise, and is sure to delight all audience members.


Arts Admin alumna Kathy Wade wins Governor’s Award for the Arts...

February 10, 2023

The Ohio Arts Council selected UC College-Conservatory of Music alumna Kathy Wade (MM Arts Administration, '81) to receive a Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio. In recognition of their impactful and visionary leadership in Ohio’s creative sector and their sustained dedication to promoting artistic excellence, awardees will be honored during a ceremony on May 17, 2023. Each of the winners will receive an original work of art by painter Brian Robinson of Dover.


IT'S ALIVE: CCM presents electrifying adaptation of...

Event: February 9, 2023 12:00 AM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Play Series brings a classic tale of ambition and alienation to life with Nick Dear’s Frankenstein, a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel. The production runs from Thursday, Feb 9 through Sunday, Feb 12 in the Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are available now through the CCM Box Office.


CCM Clarinet student wins position with Evansville Philharmonic...

January 31, 2023

The UC College-Conservatory of Music proudly shares the news that doctoral student Joseph Miller will join the ranks of the Evansville Philharmonic as a bass clarinetist. The Evansville Philharmonic is the largest arts institution in the Tri-State area, and performs for thousands of audience members each year.


Why we still need Black History Month

January 26, 2023

While Black History Month is an opportunity for all Americans to consider concepts central to the founding of the nation — democracy, freedom and equality — the University of Cincinnati propels the diversity, equity and equality momentum by honoring Black Americans’ extraordinary impact through engaging lectures, open classes, food, galas and off-campus activities.


CCM ensembles present their first concerts of spring semester

January 23, 2023

The UC College-Conservatory of Music’s Spring 2023 Concert Series continues this week with performances by some of the college’s premier ensembles. The CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Philharmonia and CCM Jazz Orchestra return to the stage of Corbett Auditorium this week.


Spend your summer at CCM: Explore youth, teen and adult programs

January 20, 2023

The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music provides high-caliber summer arts classes and workshops for youth, teens and adults that are open to students of all experience levels. Summer at CCM offers arts enthusiasts the chance to work with the college's world-class faculty and renowned guest artists at CCM's state-of-the-art facilities. Browse CCM's summer program offerings and find the perfect performing arts opportunity for you or for your family! Contact CCM Summer Programs at 513-556-5609 or if you have questions.


Counseling services now available to CCM students through...

January 18, 2023

CCM students can now access counseling services within the CCM Village thanks to the addition of a CAPS embedded clinician. A member of UC’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff, Dalziel Reliford-Stone (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision (LPCC-S) who will serve as an embedded clinician for CCM and DAAP. In this new position, Dalziel hopes to work with students and staff to support a culture that embraces authenticity, self-acceptance and wholeness.


WATCH: Preview CCM’s annual Steel Drum Band Concert

Event: January 20, 2023 7:30 PM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music opens its Spring 2023 ticketed concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, with a performance by the CCM Steel Drum Band. Experience a musical trip to Trinidad and back in Corbett Auditorium during this popular annual concert. The CCM Steel Drum Band is an ensemble made up of percussion majors under the direction of Professor Russell Burge. The band focuses on the traditional music of Trinidad but also incorporates pop, folk and reggae. Improvisation has become a key element of the band's repertoire. The Steel Band gives one annual program each spring at CCM, as well as several outdoor concerts in the Cincinnati area.

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