A Celebration of the American Songbook

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2023, Corbett Auditorium

CCM Concert Orchestra

Aik Khai Pung, conductor and vocals 
Featuring guest artist Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield, vocals 
Featuring guest artists Justin Dawson, bass; and Justin Heaverin, drums
Featuring faculty artists Sergio Pamies, piano and arranger; Scott Belck, trumpet and conductor; James Bunte, tenor saxophone; and Craig Bailey, alto saxophone

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Musical Selections

All arrangements by Sergio Pamies


  • On Green Dolphin Street
    Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington
  • The Nearness of You
    Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington 

  • All of You
    Cole Porter
  • It’s Impossible (Somos Novios)
    Armando Manzanero, English lyrics by Sid Wayne
  • Who Can I Turn To / My One and Only Love  
    Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley / 
    Guy Wood, Robert Mellin 

  • Someone to Watch Over Me 
    George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin 

  • Blues in T Flat 
    Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield 

  • (You’d Be So) Easy to Love 
    Cole Porter 

  • Nancy Wilson Tribute:
    “Never Will I Marry” (Frank Loesser), “When October Goes” (Barry Manilow, Johnny Mercer), “Sometimes I’m Happy” (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar), and “Guess Who I Saw Today” (Murray Grand, Elisse Boyd)

About Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield

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Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield

Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield is a jazz/soul vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas. LadyMay has performed in various venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad, which have earned her rave reviews from listeners and musicians in addition to numerous awards. In 2023, LadyMay was named as an awardee for the “Next Jazz Legacy” grant program created by NEA Jazz Master, Terri Lyne Carrington in partnership with the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and New Music USA with funding from the Mellon Foundation. Through this program, she has been mentored by pianist/vocalist/composer Patrice Rushen and jazz/soul harpist/composer Brandee Younger. Other highlights of her career include performing with the legendary Cincinnati POPS Orchestra and other orchestras around the country, having a number one song on the UK Soul Chart, performing and teaching in Zhuhai, China, and being the first woman and African American person to receive a M.M. in Jazz Composition from the University of Texas in Arlington. LadyMay has recorded three albums, From All Directions (2009), A Portrait Of LadyMay (2012), and The Next Chapter (2018). She has also provided vocals in various styles for several artists’ albums, television shows, and films. As an educator, Mayfield recently joined the faculty in the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver in Denver, CO as the Assistant Professor of Contemporary Popular Music in the fall of 2023. 

About CCM Orchestras

The CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra are recognized as two of the world's elite conservatory orchestras. The breadth of each season’s concert series rivals many of the world’s great performing organizations, and CCM's orchestras present a body of repertoire that encompasses more than what most conservatories venture to program. The close bond between the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and CCM’s orchestral program invigorates student conductors and instrumentalists alike, and CCM's commitment to high standards enriches the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati.

the flair and technique of a professional ensemble

Rafael's Music Notes


Concert Orchestra Roster

Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor


Violin I

  • Maggie Wilcox, concertmaster
  • Chonghua Zuo, assistant
  • Bill Auer
  • Sejin Byun
  • Rafael Roig-Francoli
  • Zishang Gao
  • Rachel Elfman
  • Beibei Liu
  • Ju-Young Lee
  • Jiye Li
  • Letian Feng
  • Karis Dharmawirya

Violin 2

  • Kerrigan Mandrell, principal
  • Alex Auer, assistant
  • Eunjae Chung
  • Yihan He
  • Kana Luzmoor
  • Piper Vance
  • Christine Park
  • Ruiqi Zhang
  • Jiarui Liu
  • Yutong Wu
  • Holly Bennett


  • Aidan Knox, principal
  • Gabriel Caal, assistant
  • Celeste Meisel
  • Solange Gallina
  • Jiho Chung
  • Mariia Demash
  • Wenjie Yang
  • Chenxi Yuan
  • Zach Hutchinson
  • Alex Kirk


  • Benji Berners, principal
  • Colin Gregoire, assistant
  • Juan Mireles-Morales
  • Joseph Carey
  • Jamie Clark
  • Matthew Lei
  • Xinrui Yan
  • Tu Gu


  • Riley Foos, principal
  • Hollie Greenwood, assistant
  • Jason Meusel
  • Georgia Holt


  • AJ Meyer
  • Joshua Benitez


  • Robert Burleson
  • Anish Raj Pandit


  • Ian Bunt
  • Zac Dietz


  • Kyle Sodman
  • Evan Schultz


  • Anna Dorey
  • Gilbert Trevino
  • Monica Lange
  • Charlie Klukow
  • Joseph Muhl


  • Olivia Passerini
  • Jessica Barrick


  • Zhongzihan Li


  • Allegra Bel Embley


  • Liam Gibb
  • Citlalmina Hernandez Toro

Graduate Assistants

  • Carlos Avendaño-Garcia
  • Sandra Cepero Alvarez 
  • Stephan Fillare
  • Xiao Geng
  • Stephen Hardie
  • Michael Patterson
  • Moyue Zhou

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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.


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.


CCM hosts guest lecture on June Carter's impact on country music

March 29, 2024

Each semester, CCM's Thinking About Music 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, April 5 with a presentation by Stephanie Vander Wel, Associate Professor in the Department of Music and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. The title of Vander Wel's talk is "Gendered Acts in Comedy: June Carter’s Vocal and Kinetic Performance in Country Music." The lecture will be presented in the CCM Baur Room.

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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
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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.

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