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

CCM Video: Arts in Harmony

In honor of the first day of UC’s Fall Semester, we are delighted to present a look at the “arts in harmony” throughout CCM Village! Learn more at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Hosts Historical Keyboard Festival March 21-25

Keyboard enthusiasts and music lovers have the opportunity to experience a celebration of harpsichord innovations through the years as CCM hosts the 2012 Joint Meeting and Festival of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies.

Antiqua/Nova: Celebrating the Harpsichord Across the Centuries will take place March 21-25 at various locations within CCM Village and the city of Cincinnati.

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CCM’s Joel Hoffman Selected for Copland House Residency

CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman

CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman

CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman was one of ten composers selected for a coveted, all-expenses-paid residency at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin announced the winners of the 2011-12 Aaron Copland Awards, chosen from 90 applicants in 23 states. This year’s eminent jury consisted of composers Steven Stucky and Robert Beaser and violinist Curtis Macomber.

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CCM Offers New Undergraduate Major in Commercial Music Production

CCM is now accepting applications for an innovative new bachelor of music degree in Commercial Music Production (CMP) that will be offered beginning fall semester 2012. This unique program combines core training in music theory, composition, arranging and musicianship with recording studio techniques, commercial music, songwriting, film scoring and media technologies.

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CCM Professor Discusses War and the Music of Politics as Part of UC Lecture Series

CCM Professor Joel Hoffman.

CCM Professor Joel Hoffman.

The University of Cincinnati’s popular “Life of the Mind” lecture series will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with a session scheduled for 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. Free and open to the UC community and the general public, “Life of Mind” features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme followed by audience Q&A. The fall “Life of the Mind” theme is “War.”

During this month’s session, CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman will discuss “War and the Music of Politics,” along with fellow thought provocateurs Stanley J. Corkin (Professor of English and Comparative Literature) and Bert Lockwood (College of Law)

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Cincinnati Fringe Festival Lineup Includes Concert by CCM Students

The upcoming Cincinnati Fringe Festival, which runs from May 31-June 11, will feature a media-driven concert by CCM doctoral candidate in composition Paul Schuette called Music for Newspapers and Radios. The concert includes musical compositions that use newspapers or radios as the generating source of musical sounds, ideas and forms. The Frequency String Quartet, which is comprised of CCM students, are also a part of Schuette’s performance.

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CCM Announces Winner of 2011 Orchestral Composition Competition

Jennifer Jolley

Jennifer Jolley

Congratulations to DMA composition student Jennifer Jolley, the winner of the 2011 CCM Orchestra Composition Competition! This annual competition involves several CCM composition students whose works are initially given readings by the Philharmonia. Then, a panel of judges chooses one composer to write a new orchestral work for the CCM Philharmonia for a performance during the following season.

Jennifer’s new piece will be conducted by Professor Mark Gibson and the other piece on the program (a year from April) will be the 8th symphony of Bruckner.

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