CCM Prep is proud to announce a faculty recital and scholarship fundraiser featuring some of the area’s finest teachers and musicians. The recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the home of Paul and Kathy Alexander.

Gino DiMario was four-and-a-half years old when he began taking lessons in CCM Prep’s Suzuki Piano program. DiMario died tragically on February 19, 2005 after performing in his first CCM Concerto Competition. A scholarship fund has been created in his memory and is intended to award students who show the determination, commitment and creativity that DiMario embodied. To date, 23 students have received nearly $10,000 in scholarship awards from this fund.

This year’s fund-raising event is graciously hosted by Kathy and Paul Alexander. Paul is an Assistant Head Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and a CCM Prep piano student. In addition, he is the author of Perform, a book that explores the connection between music and sports. Admission to this fund-raising event is $75 per person or $125 per couple.

CCM Prep faculty will perform at 8:30 p.m. with dessert to follow. Performers include Albert Mühlböck (piano), Michael Match (countertenor), Isabella Geis (violin; DiMario scholarship winner, 2008), Lisa Ericksen (soprano), Dorotea Vismara (viola), Nozomi Yamaguchi (piano), Marion Peraza (violin), Naoko Tanaka (piano) and Amy Dennison (oboe).

Seating is limited. To receive an invitation to this special evening, please contact the CCM Prep Office at 513-556-9466 or visit our website at A student memorial fund-raising recital is planned for Sunday, October 30, 2011.

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