ccm winds series presents



4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2023, Corbett Auditorium 

CCM Wind Studies Ensembles

The CCM Department of Wind Studies presents our most popular annual concert! Join us for a spectacular performance of nonstop, surround-sound music in Corbett Auditorium featuring the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Brass Choir, Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, UC Bearcat Band and more!

Musical Selections

CCM Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble

  • Danse Perpetuo (3’)
    Jason Nitsch (b. 1977)

Brass Choir

  • Divertimento for Brass 
    Karel Husa (b. 1921-2016) 
    Pearce Nitta, conductor
    • Movement I: Prologue
    • Movement IV: Slovak Dance



  • Homage to Paradise Valley 
    Jeff Scott (b. 1967)
    • Movement I: Ghosts of Black Bottom


CCM Wind Ensemble

  • Dragon Rhyme  
    Chen Yi (b. 1953)
    Thomas Gamboa, conductor
    • Movement II: Energetically


Graduate Brass Quintet

  • Western Fanfare 
    Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)

Chamber Winds

  • Octet for Winds  
    Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor 
    • Movement I: Allegro


Sliders Trombone Quartet

  • Myths and Legends  
    Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
    • Movement II: Adagio
    • Movement I: Allegro Ritmico


Saxophone Ensemble

  • Jarba, Mare Jarba
    Stacy Garrop (b. 1969)

CCM Jazz Collective

  • Shirley’s Song  
    Mike LeDonne (b. 1956)


CCM Youth Wind Ensemble

  • Give Us This Day  
    David Maslanka (b. 1977) 
    Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor
    • Movement II: Very Fast

UC Bearcat Band

  • Finale! 
    Christopher Nichter, director

About CCM Wind Studies

The CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble have recieved 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


CCM Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble

Richard Canter, music director and conductor
Neal Clark, graduate assistant


  • Mingde Hirakawa, Oakwood
  • Sae Ito, Mason
  • Beatrice Nery, Summit Country Day
  • Naomi Newman, Campbell County
  • Yume Sakabe, Sycamore
  • Saanvi Shah, Walnut Hills
  • Riya Tummala, Walnut Hills
  • Samantha Wong, Mason
  • Thomas Wood, Walnut Hills
  • Elizabeth Yeoh, Home school


  • Gwendolyn Stapp, West Clermont


  • Amelie Weber, Milford


  • Mingshen Chen, Mason
  • Samuel DeFalco, Sycamore
  • Heidi Hassman, Milford
  • Jane Holbrook, Indian Hill
  • Caroline Pohlman, Sycamore
  • Ruah Park, Sycamore
  • Eddie Riddle, Mason
  • Gus Smith-Rogers, St. Ursula
  • John Trokan, Summit Country Day
  • Tanuja Venu, Sycamore
  • Liheng Wang, Mason
  • Austin Zhong, Mason

Bass Clarinet

  • Ryleigh Foster, Ballyshannon
  • Vivienne Kolar, Gray


  • Gavin Bradley, Ockerman
  • Thomas Warren Roberts, Ballyshannon
  • Ross Treschschev, Sycamore
  • Quincy Whitfield, Sycamore
  • Paul Witmer, Fairfield Crossroads
  • Kyler Zheng, Indian Hill


  • Olivia Green, Mason
  • Benjamin Hollaway, Fairfield Crossroads
  • Bennett Krieger, Summit Country Day
  • Konstantin Lesnik, Sycamore
  • Ai Nhi M Ngyuyen, Walnut Hills
  • Louie Tucker, Walnut Hills
  • Daniel Vinnitsky, Walnut Hills
  • Jacob Yacucci, Wyoming


  • Lucas Elmore, Fairfield Crossroads
  • Blake Gibson, Wyoming
  • Jenson Hall, West Clermont


  • Kelvin Boakye, Fairfield Crossroads
  • Dhruv Bearelly, Walnut Hills
  • Ty Gatewood, Ockerman
  • Shrihan Maadaadi, Walnut Hills


  • Mina Hagopian, Indian Hill
  • Caleb Rapp, Mason
  • Sakhet Roshi Yalamanchili, Mason


  • Henry Hornung, Mason
  • Phoebe Parzynski, Sycamore


  • Benjamin Hoffman, Summit Country Day
  • Jude Kemper, Walnut Hills
  • Ethan Kuhn, Lebanon
  • Claire Wise, Walnut Hills
  • Nathaniel Zoller, Fairfield Crossroads

Brass Choir

Timothy Northcut, music director
Pearce Nitta, graduate assistant and conductor


  • Gabriel Curtis
  • Jarod Gallenstein
  • Ethan Murden
  • Caroline Niederhausen
  • Olivia Passerini
  • David Riggs


  • Eowyn Bakke
  • Jesus Garcia-Palacios
  • Joe Muhl
  • Elena Varon


  • Jake Allgeier
  • Jacob Forte
  • Kyle Langer
  • Christopher Swedes
  • Mark Troy
  • Cameron Webb
  • Alex Yeaste


  • Isaac Slavens


  • Edmund Brumback
  • Caroline Habig
  • Donovan Klutho


  • Maddie Adams
  • Madeline Bodie
  • Josiah Jobe
  • Isaiah Wright
  • Jun Zheng


  • Julia Bobell, oboe
  • Citlalmina Hernandez Toro, clarinet
  • Kevin Lawrence, clarinet
  • Braydon Sowell, soprano saxophone
  • Collin Walter, bassoon

Wind Ensemble

Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor


  • Maddie Choi
  • Minkyoung Choi
  • Allison Clifford

Oboe/English Horn

  • Isaac Lookadoo
  • Anna Lower
  • Qiming Sheng


  • Beatrice Aldrich
  • Quinton Benner
  • Madi Bosch
  • Zac Dietz
  • Shuta Maeno
  • Amay Pant


  • Justin Bruss
  • Yu-Chuen Huang


  • Dean Haynes
  • Israel Saldivar
  • Aiden Schlegel
  • Eli Stacey


  • Hannah Kittleson
  • Charlie Klukow
  • Hector Montalvo
  • Anna Voros


  • Gabriel Curtis
  • Ethan Murden
  • Caroline Niederhausen
  • Olivia Passerini
  • Travis Sandomierski


  • Shawn Carlton
  • Madison Smith
  • Mark Troy


  • Serafina Medica


  • Edmund Brumback


  • Madeline Arney


  • Maddie Adams
  • Madeline Bodie
  • Susie Gong
  • Josiah Jobe
  • Peter Loferski
  • Isaiah Wright

Graduate Brass Quintet

  • Jarod Gallenstein, trumpet
  • Anna Sheppard, trumpet
  • Brady Catlett, horn
  • Camden Scarborough, trombone
  • Daniel Mentzer, tuba

Chamber Winds


  • William Raine
  • Dylan Reynallt


  • Ian Bunt
  • Kale Welte


  • Bryan Benson
  • Kathleen Moran


  • Tristan Burns
  • Dominick Neville

Sliders Trombone Quartet

  • Jake Allgeier
  • Bryson Hunt
  • Cameron Webb
  • Alec Yeaste

Saxophone Ensemble

James Bunte, music director 
Joshua Tuttle, graduate assistant

Soprano Saxophone

  • Braydon Sowell
  • Joshua Tuttle

Alto Saxophone

  • Josh Duebber
  • Jiajun Hou
  • Andrew Peters
  • Aiden Schlegel

Tenor Saxophone

  • Josh Herrera
  • Mark Ivlev
  • Eli Stacey

Baritone Saxophone

  • Israel Saldivar
  • Seok Jun Yang

Jazz Collective

  • Annaleigh Babcock, trumpet
  • Tristen Krueger, guitar
  • Jack Mansfield,drums
  • Teddy Mechley, bass
  • Joseph Ulmer, tenor sax

CCM Youth Wind Ensemble

Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Brendan Boyle, graduate associate conductor


  • Melanie Ahn
  • Katelyn Cheng
  • Alexander Geoppinger
  • Janne Guo
  • Camille Kolar
  • Kaitlyn Liu
  • Aparna Nambirajan
  • Benner Rogers
  • Allison Sayles
  • Sam Waspe
  • Jason Xu


  • Arjuna Lee
  • Joseph Mitchell
  • Stephanie Thibeau


  • Shannon Cheng
  • Richa Jha
  • Allyson Johnson
  • Madelyn Jones
  • Christina Kraimer
  • Christopher Larsen Rivera
  • Rena Li
  • Rylan Palmer
  • Victoria Tang
  • Rylie Thornberry
  • Kyla Tillman
  • Max Tumbleson
  • Katherine Wen
  • Jerry Xu


  • Anglynn Kiss
  • Gunnar Pellissier


  • Prateek Bhandari
  • Katy Chapman
  • Braden Hopping
  • Jonathan Liu
  • Ethan Mohney
  • Joshua Reigle
  • Nathan Wang


  • Callie Dillard
  • Charles Healy
  • Meghan McGuire
  • Kristen Schutte


  • Andy Bish
  • Shelby Gault
  • Mason Hignite
  • Gabriel Sander
  • Stephen Stricker
  • Thomas Stricker
  • Trent Stricker


  • Erin O’Neill
  • Hamlin Monday
  • Rafeal Ortiz Rivera


  • Caden Gallagher
  • Lydia Lysko


  • Wilani Alicea
  • Noah White


  • Jacob Cox
  • Nathan Hiner
  • Adolphus McCullom
  • Justin Melvin
  • Koen Scheid
  • Kaden Swinney

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CCM News


CCM Wind Symphony pays homage to the Earth in multimedia concert

Event: February 23, 2024 7:30 PM

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony presents an evening of astounding sounds and sights in "Creation of the World" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office!


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The UC College-Conservatory of Music has numerous alums employed by military bands all across the nation. However, one such luminary recently made history, achieving an unprecedented honor: Adrienne Doctor (BM Music Ed, ’11; MM Trumpet, ’15), the first female drum major to lead a band at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

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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
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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.