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UC Foundation president set to retire

September 18, 2023

Peter Landgren, President of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and Vice President of University Advancement, has announced his retirement. Landgren, a proud alumnus of the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has held his position since October 2017.


Get to know CCM’s newest faculty and staff members

September 18, 2023

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music will welcome a variety of new faculty and staff members to its roster of distinguished performing and media arts experts this fall. The following new appointments have been announced as of Aug 15, 2023. Additional new hires will be announced later this summer.


CCM hosts day of discovery for prospective undergrad singers on...

September 15, 2023

You're invited to a day of discovery for prospective undergraduate singers from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023! Learn more about the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's renowned Bachelor of Music degree program in Voice Performance. This informative event is free of charge, but reservations are required.


CCM doctoral student appointed as May Festival Conducting Fellow

September 13, 2023

The Cincinnati May Festival has announced the appointment of Sergey Tkachenko, a first-year DMA student in CCM’s renowned choral conducting program, as its Conducting Fellow for the 2023-24 season. Tkachenko, who will serve as the assistant conductor for the May Festival Chorus this year, recently completed his master’s degree at the Indiana University (IU) Jacobs School of Music.


Local media spotlights CCM's fall performances

September 8, 2023

UC's College-Conservatory of Music kicks off its fall performance season in September with a variety of concerts starring the next generation of performing and media artists. Local media featured the college's upcoming events in preview coverage shared by CityBeat, Movers and Makers, Behind the Curtain Cincinnati and All About the Arts.


CCM Wind Symphony opens season with Cincinnati Symphony...

Event: September 10, 2023 4:00 PM

Music fills the rehearsal spaces and halls at UC's College-Conservatory of Music as students and faculty prepare for the start of the performance season. The CCM Wind Symphony opens its fall performance series on Sunday, Sept. 10, in a special concert featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra guest artist Haley Bangs, flute.


CCM Trumpet alum tours USA with 'The Book of Mormon'

August 29, 2023

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music congratulates alum Sean McKay (MM Trumpet, ‘20) on his recent appointment to "The Book of Mormon" National Tour pit orchestra. Returning after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, this nine-time Tony Award winning musical adds numerous new stops for its 2023-24 season.


CCM hosts guest lecture on large-scale tonality in rock music

Event: September 1, 2023 1:30 PM

Each semester, CCM's Thinking About Music Lecture Series welcomes distinguished experts for musical discussions and lectures that are open to the general public and free to attend. The series continues at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, with a presentation by CCM alum Brett Clement (PhD Music Theory, 2009), an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Ball State University. The title of Clement's talk is "Analyzing Large-Scale Tonality in Rock Music: Steady-Scale and Steady-Tonic Systems." The lecture will be presented in the Baur Room of CCM's Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.


Path to 50K: A journey defined by our impact

August 28, 2023

University of Cincinnati President Neville G. Pinto shares the importance of UC's impact as enrollment projected to eclipse 50,000 students for first time in university history.


Just in: UC tops 50,000 students

August 21, 2023

The University of Cincinnati is anticipating a record fall enrollment with a projected 50,500 students. The growth represents a 5.39% increase and reflects the university's core values around academic excellence, access and inclusion, and affordability.


CCM Media Production faculty, alumna win Emmy Awards for sports...

August 18, 2023

A faculty member and an alumna of UC College-Conservatory of Music's Media Production program won National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmys during the 2023 award cycle. Professor Joe Brackman won an Ohio Valley Emmy Award in the Director category and alumna Paula Gibson Pujol (BFA '19) won a Northwest Regional Emmy in the Sports Program, Post-Produced or Edited category.


Did you know that UC students receive discounted admission to...

August 17, 2023

Come see a concert or show at CCM! The UC College-Conservatory of Music presents nearly 1,000 public performances each year as part of the CCM OnStage series of public events, and UC students get discounted or free admission to almost every performance! Whether it's exhilarating concerts, breathtaking theatre, innovative multimedia presentations or inspiring public master classes, the artistry that you love lives here.


Counseling services available to CCM students through embedded...

August 16, 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.


See a concert or show at CCM: Fall schedule of major events now...

August 15, 2023

Experience world-class performances by the next generation of performing and media artists at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)! The college’s fall 2023 schedule of ticketed events is now available; tickets are on sale beginning 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 through the CCM Box Office website.


CCM welcomes Charles H. Turner Post-Doctoral Fellow in Music...

August 10, 2023

UC College-Conservatory of Music Interim Dean Jonathan Kregor welcomes Felipe Tovar-Henao as the Charles Henry Turner Post-Doctoral Fellow at CCM, where he will continue his research and teach while preparing for a future faculty position. Tovar-Henao will be mentored by CCM Professor of Composition Michael Fiday during the 2-year appointment, which begins on Aug. 14, 2023.


Want to find out what shows and concerts are coming up at CCM?

August 2, 2023

UC's College-Conservatory of Music will present a wide variety of concerts and shows throughout the 2023-24 academic year. You can get the latest news on upcoming CCM OnStage performances by subscribing to our Next OnStage e-newsletter. New issues are published every other Wednesday, and you can manage your subscription settings at any time.


CCM names Nick Photinos as new Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music

July 25, 2023

UC College-Conservatory of Music Interim Dean Jonathan Kregor has announced the addition of Nick Photinos to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. A four-time Grammy Award-winning cellist, Photinos begins his new role as CCM’s Professor of Chamber Music and Eminent Scholar on Aug. 15, 2023.


CCM students and alums recently win positions in orchestras,...

July 18, 2023

Auditioning for a professional ensemble can be a stressful experience. It often involves mastering or memorizing difficult repertoire, travel and multiple rounds of auditions and interviews — plus countless hours spent in practice rooms to rehearse. We celebrate the CCM stars who recently won positions with professional ensembles throughout the country! These students and recent graduates show a glimpse into the college's expanding network of professionals working and thriving in the performing arts landscape.


Director and educator Rachel Stevens joins CCM's faculty

July 14, 2023

UC College-Conservatory of Music Interim Dean Jonathan Kregor has announced the addition of Rachel M. Stevens to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. Stevens begins her new role as CCM’s Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting in Musical Theatre on Aug. 15, 2023.


The curtain is up on a digital play: 'Lucid Dreaming'

June 26, 2023

The Cincinnati Review has produced a digital play, the technology version of a stage play. The work, 'Lucid Dreaming' by David Greg is presented in web page format with scrolling features. This was a cross-college effort and is believed to be the first of its kind.

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