CCM Alumna Profiled by ‘Opera News’ Magazine

Composer (and CCM alumna) Jennifer Jolley.

Composer (and CCM alumna) Jennifer Jolley.

Congratulations to CCM alumna Jennifer Jolley (DMA, 2012) on her profile in the August issue of Opera News.

Classical music critic Kyle MacMillan interviewed Jolley about the North American New Opera Workshop, or NANOWorks, which she co-founded last year.

NANOWorks is based in Cincinnati, MacMillan observes, “partly because Jolley and her collaborators live there and partly because of the rich pool of vocal talent there, due to the presence of the respected University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.”

You can read the entire article online here.

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CCM Alumnus and Award-Winning Composer Evan Mack To Write New American Opera

CCM alumnus and award-winning opera composer Evan Mack (DMA, 2008) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy have agreed to a two year development deal to turn Kennedy’s best-selling novel Roscoe into a new America opera.

Roscoe will be Mack’s third full-length opera and second collaboration with librettist and fellow CCM alumnus Joshua McGuire (MM, 2005). Their first work, The Secret of Luca, has been performed and workshopped in various parts of the US.

Mack’s first opera, Angel of the Amazon, was produced by Encompass New Opera Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC for all of May 2011 and the Original Cast Recording was released worldwide by Albany Records in 2012.

Learn more about Roscoe courtesy of Janelle Gelfand and the Cincinnati Enquirer here.

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CCM Faculty Honored During UC’s 2013 Faculty Award Ceremony

The University of Cincinnati has announced its 2013 All-University Faculty Award Winners and we are delighted to report that this year’s honorees include three CCM faculty members! Congratulations to Douglas Knehans, bruce d. mcclung and Miguel A. Roig-Francolí.

Learn more about their respective awards below:

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CCM Presents Acclaimed Flutist Molly Alicia Barth and Guitarist Dieter Hennings In Concert This Week

CCM’s Guest Artist Series proudly presents Grammy Award-winning flutist (and CCM alumna) Molly Alicia Barth and acclaimed guitarist Dieter Hennings in concert at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Cohen Family Studio Theater. Tickets to this performance are free. Reservations are not required.

Barth and Hennings’ Jan. 24 performance is scheduled to include a performance of CCM Associate Professor of Composition Michael Fiday‘s Five Haiku for alto flute and guitar, along with Philippe Hurel’s Loops, Juan Trigos’ From Partita, André Jolivet’s Ascèses, Herbet Vazquez’s El jardín del pasaje púrpura, David Lang’s Vent, Jean Micahel Damase’s Quatre Facettes and Toru Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea.

Grammy Award-winning flutist Molly Alicia Barth.

Grammy Award-winning flutist Molly Alicia Barth.

About Molly Alicia Barth
Described as “ferociously talented” by The Oregonian, Grammy-Award winning flutist Molly Alicia Barth is an active solo, chamber and orchestral musician, specializing in the music of today. As a founding member of the new music sextet eighth blackbird, Barth toured extensively throughout the world, recorded four CDs with Cedille Records, won a 2008 Grammy (“Best Chamber Music Performance”) and was granted the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the 1998/2000/2002 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, first prize at the 1997 Coleman Chamber Music Competition and first prize at the 1996 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

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CCM Alumnus Appointed to Composition Faculty at Capital Normal University in Beijing

CCM alumnus Gao Ping.

CCM alumnus Gao Ping.

Congratulations to CCM alumnus Gao Ping (DMA ’03), who was recently named professor of composition at the Capital Normal University in Beijing! A native of China, Gao also teaches as a guest professor at the China Conservatory of Music.

During his time at CCM, Gao studied piano and composition with James Tocco and Joel Hoffman, respectively.

In addition to his latest academic appointment, Gao also recently toured to Russia and Israel, where his new work “The Four Not-Alike” was premiered with the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra of Beijing. This same program will be taken on tour to Spain next month.

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A Message From Peter Landgren, Dean of CCM

As I begin my second lap as Dean of CCM and as we kick-off CCM's second half-century as a college of the University of Cincinnati, we will continue to listen and learn from you.

CCM Dean Peter LandgrenDear CCM Faculty and Staff,

Just a quick note to begin this holiday weekend to thank you for all your hard work and partnership during this past year. I officially began my role as Dean of CCM with you one year ago today, and in that time, you have openly and graciously accepted me into your areas of expertise, and have been patient with me as I have strived to learn the intricacies to what is a very large and diverse educational and presenting enterprise.

We have done tremendous work together over the past 365 days, and that work has spawned several themes that have already helped guide our daily decisions and long-term strategies as we consider sustainable excellence, ONE CCM and Getting CCM off the Hill.

One thing that stands out above everything however is that our efforts have been driven by open communication, civility and respect, and above all, you have not settled for anything short of the highest quality possible. Another thing that resonates loud and clear as I interface regularly with UC’s leadership and people in the community, is an awesome respect for all aspects of CCM.

Here’s to the start of another academic year – our transition to semesters – and welcoming our Provost to the President’s Office. I look forward to this “second lap” with you.

Sincerely yours,

Peter Landgren, Dean
Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Saturday Sept. 1, 2012

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