7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, Corbett Auditorium 

CCM Wind Symphony

Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Adam Friedrich, graduate student conductor

Featuring the Sycamore High School Sycamore Winds
Jim Blankenship
, Sycamore High School Director of Bands

The CCM Wind Symphony performs masterworks old and new, featuring Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral and Michael Martin’s monumental symphony Lontano.

Watch a Concert Excerpt On Demand

Jennifer Higdon is one of America's most acclaimed figures in contemporary classical music, receiving the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto, a 2010 Grammy for her Percussion Concerto, a 2018 Grammy for her Viola Concerto and a 2020 Grammy for her Harp Concerto. In 2018, Higdon received the prestigious Nemmers Prize from Northwestern University which is awarded to contemporary classical composers of exceptional achievement who have significantly influenced the field of composition. Most recently, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Higdon enjoys several hundred performances a year of her works, and blue cathedral is today's most performed contemporary orchestral work, with more than 650 performances worldwide. Her works have been recorded on more than sixty CDs. Higson's first opera, Cold Mountain, won the International Opera Award for Best World Premiere and the opera recording was nominated for two Grammy awards. Her music is published exclusively by Lawdon Press.

Musical Selections

Sycamore Winds Repertoire

  • Children's March 
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961) 

  • Shadow Rituals 
    Michael Markowski (b. 1986) 

  • Danzón No. 2 
    Arturo Márquez (b. 1950)
    transcribed by Oliver Nickel

Wind Symphony Repertoire

  • Adagio para Orchesta de Instrumentos de Viento 
    Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    Adam Friedrich, graduate student conductor 

  • Octet for Brasses and Piano
    Florence Price (1887-1953)
    • I. Tempo Moderato
    • II. Andante Cantabile (with much expression)
    • III. Tempo Moderato
  • blue cathedral
    Jennifer Higdon (b. 1984)
    Arr. Ryan Nowlin 

  • Lontano: Symphony for Wind Ensemble 
    Michael Martin (b. 1985)
    • I. Into the void, alone
    • II. Interlude – “Spiral”
    • III. Horizons

About CCM Wind Symphony

The CCM Wind Symphony has received wide acclaim for the quality of their performances as well as the diversity and originality of their programing. Dedication to bringing the finest traditional and contemporary literature to their audiences, the ensembles perform chamber music, selected transcriptions, concerti and original full ensemble repertoire spanning five centuries. 

a vibrant performance

Janelle's Notes


Sycamore High School Sycamore Winds Roster


  • *#^ Katelyn Cheng
  • # Hailey Han
  • Shinyu Kim
  • +^ Minjee Kim
  • + Allison Sayles
  • +^ Sam Waspe

Oboe/English Horn

  • *^ Iris Carman
  • ^ Simon Huth


  • ^ Regan Boord
  • *#+^ Daniel Chae
  • #+^ Shannon Cheng
  • #+^ Matthew Drasnin
  • +^ Christopher Larsen
  • Matthias Geyer
  • Byrlin Marquardt
  • ^ Daniel Shim
  • +^ Katherine Wen

Bass Clarinet

  • *+^ Mia Copley
  • ^ Jude Whalen


  • + Marian Rose
  • *#+^ Ella Sweeney

Alto Saxophone

  • Anya Bates
  • + Ben Deihl
  • * Hayden Spyrou

Tenor Saxophone

  • ^ Courtney Morgan

Baritone Saxophone

  • Austin Bengal


  • + Claire Gantzer
  • Ella Jobe
  • + Jacob Jensen
  • *#+^ Kristen Schutte


  • Connor Burnett
  • + Wesley Dentinger
  • Evan Friedland
  • Emma Ogden
  • Eli Rosenfield
  • + Kyle Snyder
  • *^ Caroline Thompson


  • Matt Bonn
  • + Stephen Holland
  • Kristofer Kuusik
  • *+^ Vincent Oliver
  • ^ Olivia Severtson
  • Rohan Solomon
  • Thomas Suffield
  • + Colin Van Niman


  • Ava McFall
  • *+^ Nate Merrow


  • * Elizabeth Fleites
  • Seisho Miller
  • Ross Towbin


  • +^ James Brinkmann
  • ^ Maya Chamberlin
  • Kyle Cooper
  • * Ethan Ehrlich
  • Sophie McCoy
  • William Myers
  • Anna Stapleton

* denotes principal player

# denotes member of 2023 All State Band

+ denotes member of 2023 District 14 Honor Band

^ denotes Tri-M member, Sycamore’s national music honor society

CCM Wind Symphony Roster

Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor


Piccolo/ Flute

  • Betania Canas
  • Lauren Jett
  • Caitlyn Lyerly
  • Sieun Park
  • Laura Rodriguez
  • Oscar Thompson

Oboe/ English Horn

  • Julia Bobell
  • Ben Goodly
  • Angela Shaver
  • Zach Walker


  • Marian Mayen
  • Casey McGuire
  • Matthew Mitchell
  • Geovanny Morales-Santos
  • Amay Pant
  • Aidan Peters
  • Leila Sereki
  • Clara Spears
  • Kale Welte


  • Yu-Chuen Huang
  • Chet Rhodes
  • Kyle Sodman


  • Josh Herrera
  • Mark Ivlev
  • Seok Jun Yang
  • Braydon Sowell


  • Tristan Burns
  • Jonathan Chiou
  • Bobby Malone
  • Joe Muhl
  • Elena Varon


  • Soloman Abang
  • Jessica Barrick
  • Katie Frazier
  • Antwan Hill
  • Joe Keller
  • Alex Lenhart
  • Joseph Rau
  • David Riggs


  • Jake Allgeier
  • Jacob Forte
  • Bryson Hunt
  • Dalton Hurst
  • Alec Yeaste


  • Nick McDermott
  • Isaac Slavens


  • Caroline Habig
  • Luca Oriondo

Double Bass

  • Eric Reigelsperger 


  • Zibin Zhou


  • Trinity Le
  • Morgan Hunkele


  • AJ Hanmer
  • Jake Hess
  • Justin Kulka
  • Jacob Ottmer
  • Jett Stevens
  • San-Lou Wei
  • Jun Zheng

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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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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.


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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Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

General Information

Land Acknowledgment

The Cincinnati area and the land that the University of Cincinnati has been built on is the native homeland of the Indigenous Algonquian speaking tribes, including the Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee tribes.

Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email:
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.

Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.

House Policies

The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.

Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.

Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.

Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

CCM Faculty and Staff

CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.

Know Your Exit

Corbett Auditorium emergency exits are located at the back left and right of the balcony level, the back left and right of the main floor level, and at the left and right at the front of the stage.

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.