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CBC: Feast of Carols is a "best bet" for Cincinnati holiday...

Event: December 3, 2022 12:00 AM

Bring your family to enjoy the annual Feast of Carols concert at UC's College-Conservatory of Music. Named in the Cincinnati Business Courier's top "10 best bets for Cincinnati's performing arts this season," the concert is presented at 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4 in CCM's Corbett Auditorium.

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CCM shares spring 2023 schedule of major performances and events

November 22, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Dance Works presents classical ballet and modern dance Dec....

Event: December 1, 2022 11:02 AM

UC College-Conservatory of Music presents Dance Works, featuring a variety of styles to showcase the school’s many talented ballet majors, on Dec. 1-4 in Patricia Corbett Theater. More than 43 students come together to perform four different pieces excerpts from Gazunov’s Raymonda, Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, and two premieres choreographed by CCM faculty artists — Who We Are and Mozart Mix.

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Cincinnati Business Courier: UC celebrated record enrollment...

November 17, 2022

The Cincinnati Business Courier reports the University of Cincinnati is celebrating its largest enrollment in history at the start of 2022-2023 fall semester, a count just shy of 48,000. The milestone bucks a national trend that showed undergraduate enrollment dipped 1.1% last fall and graduate enrollment was down 1%, according to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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CCM's Opera Series presents Poulenc’s harrowing 'Dialogues of...

Event: November 18, 2022 8:00 PM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music opens its 2022-23 Opera Series with Francis Poulenc’s 1953 masterpiece, Dialogues of the Carmelites. One of the most revered operas of the 20th-century, this profound drama runs November 18-20 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Guest artist Christopher Larkin conducts with stage direction by CCM Professor Robin Guarino. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM violin concerto competition winner performs Mozart with the...

Event: November 12, 2022 7:30 PM

The CCM Philharmonia concludes its Fall 2022 Concert Series with a performance featuring this year's winner of CCM’s annual violin concerto competition: Cassidy Franzmeier. Titled Mozart and More, the concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, in CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM alumna featured in PBS broadcast

November 2, 2022

To celebrate its return to the newly renovated David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the New York Philarmonic recorded a program of masterworks and world premieres to be broadcast on PBS. Led by Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the concert features CCM alumna Joélle Harvey (BM Voice '07, MM Voice '09) as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The recorded program will premiere at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, as part of PBS’s Great Performances series.

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UC sets CCM student on the road to success

November 1, 2022

Vincenzo Volpe, DMA ’23, who grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, says his dream of attending UC’s College-Conservatory of Music would not have been possible without the scholarships that UC donors so generously support.

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CCM Wind Symphony and Youth Wind Ensemble present concert of...

Event: November 4, 2022 7:30 PM

The CCM Wind Symphony and CCM Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) present "Dreamscape," a concert of works inspired by dreams, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 , in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Conducted by Kevin Michael Holzman, CCM's Director of Wind studies, the concert centers around the music of contemporary composers. Tickets are available now through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Play Series continues with 'A Dream Play'

Event: November 3, 2022 8:00 PM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music continues its Play Series with August Strindberg’s 1901 "A Dream Play" (translated by Harry G. Carlson), which runs Thursday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 6, in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Jazz Lab Band presents a musical tribute to New York

Event: November 3, 2022 7:30 PM

The CCM Jazz Lab Band presents “New York,” a concert celebrating the music of composers and arrangers who were inspired by the city’s jazz scene and lifestyle. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

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Q&A: CCM student Emma Marhefka discusses her company debut with...

October 26, 2022

Emma Marhefka, a second-year master’s student in UC College-Conservatory of Music’s Voice Performance program, made a company debut this fall with Knoxville Opera singing the role of Younger Alyce in Tom Cipullo’s 2007 opera Glory Denied. The production, directed by Dean Anthony and conducted by Steven White, ran Sept. 9-11, 2022.

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CCM Chamber Choir welcomes Cincinnati Ballet guest artists in...

Event: October 29, 2022 7:00 PM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir presents “Life and Death: Bach Dances” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral. Led by Professor and Director of Choral Studies Joe Miller, this collaborative concert features choreography by Cincinnati Ballet guest artist Taylor Carrasco and professional dancers from the company, featured solos by faculty guest artist Elliot Madore, and lighting design by CCM Theatre Design and Production Co-Chair Sharon Huizinga

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Ariel Quartet presents Haydn, Haas and Brahms in concert on Oct....

Event: October 25, 2022 7:30 PM

The Ariel Quartet, CCM's string quartet-in-residence, continues its decennial concert series with an evening of Haydn, Haas and Brahms beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Jazz Orchestra collaborates with world-renowned jazz pianist

Event: October 23, 2022 7:00 PM

Join the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Jazz Orchestra, in collaboration with award-winning guest artist Tamir Hendelman, as they present “A Night with Tamir Hendelman,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

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CCM students partner with May We Help to create Halloween...

October 18, 2022

For children who use wheelchairs, Halloween is a chance to be the envy of every kid in the neighborhood. Students at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are putting their talents to use outside the theater by building costumes dreamt up by children, and customizing those costumes to fit each child's power chair. The creations, a result of more than 30 hours of work in the CCM Costume Shop, will be on full-display at May We Help’s annual Halloween Festival.

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Get to know CCM’s newest faculty/staff members and unit heads

October 17, 2022

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music welcomes six new full-time faculty members and six new staff members to its roster of distinguished performing and media arts experts this fall. In addition, the college is also welcoming five current faculty members into new leadership roles for 2022-23.

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CCM Musical Theatre presents farcical musical comedy "Something...

Event: October 20, 2022 8:00 PM

UC’s College Conservatory of Music continues its Musical Theatre Series with the hit Broadway show, Something Rotten!. Originally premiered in 2015 and nominated for 10 Tony Awards, the raucous Renaissance farce runs Oct. 20-23 and Oct. 27-30, 2022, at CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. As The New York Times put it, Something Rotten! is “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”

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