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.
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
Jennifer Higdon (b. 1984)
Arr. Ryan Nowlin
Lontano: Symphony for Wind Ensemble Michael Martin (b. 1985)
I. Into the void, alone
II. Interlude – “Spiral”
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.
The Ariel Quartet, UC College-Conservatory of Music’s String Quartet-in-Residence, continues its season Tuesday, Nov 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Werner Recital Hall. Alessio Bax, the award-winning Italian pianist, joins Ariel for the program’s finale: Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A major, widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of the form. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.
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.
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Winds Department is thrilled to present two unforgettable nights of enthralling contemporary music, featuring internationally recognized guest composer John Mackey.
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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.
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
Gary & Barb Cummins
Jim & Linda Miller
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
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
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Classical Guitar Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
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
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023
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Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
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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.