CCM Preparatory Student to Perform at Grammy Awards

CCM Preparatory student Tim Ovia will perform at the 53rd-annual Grammy Awards this February as a member of the Grammy Jazz Choir. Ovia, a Finneytown High School senior, was one of 8 students chosen for the choir out of hundreds of applicants.

Ovia will travel to Los Angeles for a weeklong stay as part of the choir, participating in rehearsals, performing at local jazz clubs and finally singing at the Grammy Awards as a back-up group. Naturally, Ovia is most excited about the opportunity to sing at the Grammy’s, but is also looking forward to learning from the experience. “I am excited about singing with my fellow peers and getting to know new people. I’ve always wanted to go to California and I never dreamed that I would be spending my time doing this while I was there. It’s all just a blessing to me,” explains Ovia.

Ovia has been studying at CCM Prep with Chris Neely for over a year now and receives a full scholarship from an outside funding source. His career goals match his talent, as he hopes to major in college in classical vocal performance and, in contrast, psychology. One of his potential college choices is, in fact, CCM. “I have been to numerous concerts and plays at CCM. My hope would be to attend CCM because I love the atmosphere and the instructors are really devoted to the growth of their students.” After college, Ovia knows what his goal is. “I want to make an impact in the world with my God given talent of creating music.”

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About Jenifer Thomas

Though originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Jenifer received her degree in Vocal Music Performance from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. While in Louisville, she interned with the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, and mentored with the Managing Director of Actors Theatre of Louisville. Much of her time was dedicated to Cardinal Singers, an internationally-ranked chamber choir. With this group, she traveled to South Korea, Taiwan, and China, where the group received gold medals at the World Choir Championships. During her time in Cincinnati, Jenifer has earned the position of Marketing and Public Relations Manager for VAE: Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble after completing a year-long internship. In addition, Jenifer spent her summer interning for The Santa Fe Opera. Jenifer’s passion for opera has led her to the Arts Administration program at CCM, after which she hopes to continue into the world of opera companies in an artistic or marketing capacity. Hobbies include yoga, learning to cook, and reading.

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