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CCM faculty featured in roundup of new classical music albums

June 4, 2024

CCM is home to an international faculty of dedicated educators who are also celebrated professionals in their own right, and two of those faculty members were recently highlighted in a New York Times roundup of notable new classical music albums. Entitled "5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now," the article includes recently released performance recordings featuring CCM Associate Professor of Voice Elliot Madore and CCM Assistant Professor of Cello Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir.

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Accomplished percussionist Adam Groh joins CCM's faculty

June 3, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music Interim Dean Jonathan Kregor has announced the addition of Adam Groh, DMA, to the college’s faculty of distinguished performing and media arts experts, researchers and educators. Groh begins his new role as Assistant Professor of Percussion on Aug. 15, 2024.

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Four CCM alumni nominated in 2024 Tony Awards

June 3, 2024

Four UC College-Conservatory of Music alumni are named nominees in the 77th annual Tony Awards, recognizing the excellent work shared in Broadway productions during the 2023-24 season. The nominees, announced Tuesday, April 30, include Isabella Byrd (BFA Lighting Design and Technology, ’09), Shoshana Bean (BFA Musical Theatre, '99), Dorian Harewood and Leslie Kritzer (BFA Musical Theatre, '99).

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Award-winning ethnomusicologist Ailsa Lipscombe joins CCM’s...

May 24, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music Interim Dean Jonathan Kregor has announced the addition of Ailsa Lipscombe, PhD, to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. An award-winning researcher, Lipscombe begins her new role as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at CCM on Aug. 15, 2024.

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US Coast Guard Band's 'Heartland Harmonies' tour presents...

May 20, 2024

The United States Coast Guard Band brings its "Heartland Harmonies" concert tour to UC's College-Conservatory of Music on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The free concert is presented in Corbett Auditorium as part of the band's tour through the American South and Midwest regions for public performances and educational outreach.

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Explore CCM Prep's dance, music and theatre arts programs for...

May 20, 2024

Students of all ages and abilities with an interest in the performing arts can explore their creativity in Prep programs at UC's College-Conservatory of Music. CCM Prep offers a wide variety of classes in dance, music and theatre arts — including classes for adults, young children teens and pre-professional students preparing for a future in the performing arts.

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Pianist, educator and scholar Lynn Worcester Jones joins CCM’s...

May 16, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music Interim Dean Jonathan Kregor has announced the addition of Lynn Worcester Jones, DMA, to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. Jones is an innovative pianist, educator, writer, speaker, mentor and leader who encourages career preparation and excellence in students. She begins her new role as Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Group Piano at CCM on Aug. 15, 2024.

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CCM Voice alumna receives Richard Tucker Career Grant

May 16, 2024

A UC College-Conservatory of Music alumna recently received the 2024 Richard Tucker Career Grant and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera. Elena Villalón (BM Voice, ’19) is one of three recipients of the $10,000 grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.

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Donate instruments at LINKS drive on May 10-11

May 6, 2024

Through the Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids (LINKS) program, you can donate your used band or orchestra instrument to a young musician who cannot afford to rent or purchase their own. The LINKS instrument donation drive is at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11 2024, at any Willis Music or Buddy Rogers Music location. A project of CCMpower in partnership with Willis Music and Buddy Roger’s Music, LINKS began in 1994 as the brainchild of CCM alumnus Bill Harvey (BM Music Education, 1971). The owner of Buddy Roger’s Music, Harvey wanted to fill the need for students whose parents were unable to buy, rent or borrow an instrument. The solution was to create a “recycling program” for musical instruments.

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CCM alumnus wins 2024 Solti Conducting Award

May 6, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music alumnus François López-Ferrer (BM Composition, ‘12) is the recipient of the prestigious Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, awarded annually to a promising American conductor 36 years of age or younger. One of the largest of its kind, it provides essential career guidance, industry connections and a cash award of $30,000 to aid grant recipients as they further hone the skills of their craft.

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Information Security Roadshow spreads awareness

May 3, 2024

The University of Cincinnati's Office of Information Security launched a series of 18 in-person sessions from January to April 2024, drawing nearly 350 attendees from the staff of various UC colleges and units. The Information Security Roadshow series aimed to equip the audience with knowledge on prevailing cyber threats, prevention strategies, how to report incidents and resources to stay informed and secure.

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Piano alumna Brianna Matzke premieres TREMOR project at American...

May 3, 2024

TREMOR is a performance art project created in response to Brianna Matzke's essential tremor diagnosis. It features a world premiere piano concert and panel discussion at 6 p.m. on May 5, 2024 at the American Sign Museum. The project also includes an art opening, with musical responses from local new-music ensemble concert:nova on April 28 at The Well.

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CCM shares 2024 alumni and distinguished service awards

April 26, 2024

UC's College-Conservatory of Music is proud to present alumni and distinguished service awards to outstanding members of our community at the end of each academic year. The 2024 awards are presented to four accomplished alumni and one dedicated patron in a private virtual event on April 23.

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Local 12: Local universities open Taylor Swift courses

April 22, 2024

In the lead up to the release of Taylor Swift's new album, "The Tortured Poets Department," several media outlets covered classes offered at UC that focus on the singer's music and poetry. UC offers three classes that cover the pop icon: a general music course at CCM and two classes at A&S.

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CCM alums win prestigious grants from the Sphinx Organization

April 22, 2024

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is thrilled to congratulate alums Titilayo Ayangade (BM Cello, ’14) and Jaime Sharp (MM Voice, ’22) on their recent wins of two MPower Artist Grants from the Sphinx Organization. Available only to alumni of the Sphinx Organization, these competitive grants are intended to “empower artists’ careers.”

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UC selects dean to lead renowned performing and media arts...

April 11, 2024

Peter Jutras, PhD, professor of piano and piano pedagogy and director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music (HHSOM) at the University of Georgia, has been named dean of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, effective Aug. 1, 2024, pending approval of the UC Board of Trustees.

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WLWT: Excitement building with Kelce brothers

April 11, 2024

The connection to alum Travis Kelce runs deep at the University of Cincinnati, but there's a relationship with Taylor Swift as well. UC has offered classes on Taylor's musical impact long before Taylor and Travis became a couple.

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CCM student wins USITT Make-up Design Award

April 5, 2024

The UC College-Conservatory of Music is thrilled to congratulate current masters student Tiara Jones, who was recently named winner of USITT’s Make-Up Design Award. Jones was recognized as part of the USITT24 Conference and Stage Expo in Seattle, Washington.

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