CCM helps pay tribute to beloved faculty member Roberta Gary on the occasion of her retirement with a conference entitled “For the Love of Teaching,” running Oct. 25-26 at North Presbyterian Church, Lakeside Presbyterian Church and CCM’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.
A full schedule for “For the Love of Teaching” is listed below. The conference will include performances by students, faculty and alumni of CCM, along with guest lectures and master classes. Conference guests include Gregory Crowell, Martha Folts, William Porter, Michael Bauer and Barbara Conable. All events are free and open to the public, save for the 7 p.m. banquet on Friday, Oct. 25.
Please see individual listings below for additional information on the conference’s public events, including pricing information for Friday’s banquet.
About Roberta Gary
A Professor of Organ and Chair of the Department of Keyboard Studies at CCM, Gary retired from UC this August. She had been a member of CCM’s faculty since 1967 and served as Keyboard Studies Division Head from 1989 until her retirement. During that time, she also taught organ, a graduate seminar in organ literature and organ pedagogy.
An alumna of CCM, Gary completed a Bachelor of Music in Piano and a Master of Music in Organ at what was then the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM would merge with the University of Cincinnati in 1962). Gary completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts and Performer’s Certificate in Organ from the Eastman School of Music.
Gary studied piano with Olga Conus and organ with Wayne Fisher, David Craighead, Arthur Poister, Bernard Lagacé, William Porter, Harald Vogel and Edward Parmentier.
One of the most highly regarded teachers in the country, Gary has performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada and Europe. Her repertoire ranges from Liszt, Reubke, Franck and Messiaen to Bach, Buxtehude and Sweelinck. Her album of Liszt and Reubke appeared on the Arsis label in 2001, followed by one of Franck in 2005. Her recording of Bach’s Art of Fugue was released in 2008. Along with her husband, Thom Miles, she teaches workshops on Body Mapping and on the topic “What Every Organist needs to Know about the Body.”
“FOR THE LOVE OF TEACHING” CONFERENCE EVENTS SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 25
UC’s College-Conservatory of Music
- 10 a.m. – Tour of CCM Village and its organ facilities (meeting at Patricia Corbett Theater)
North Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati
4222 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Taylor and Boody organ
- 12 noon – Registration
- 1 p.m. – Opening Recital
- 2 p.m. – Break
- 2:30-3 p.m. – Symposium Session with Gregory Crowell: “Thoughts on Organ Continuo Playing”
- 3-3:45p.m. – Symposium Session with Martha Folts: “Frescobaldi’s Secrets Revealed: How to Play 17th Century Keyboard Toccatas on the Harpsichord”
- 3:45 p.m. – Break
- 4-5 p.m. – Master Class, William Porter
- 6 p.m. – Reception
- 7 p.m. – Banquet (registration required; please see pricing information below)
Saturday, Oct. 26
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
2690 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
- 8 a.m. – Breakfast for CCM organ students, faculty and alumni
- 9-9:30 a.m. – Symposium Session with Michael Bauer: “Learning Theory: Some Preliminary Thoughts”
- 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Symposium Session with Barbara Conable: “Prime Ways to Stay Comfortable at the Keyboard”
- 10:30 a.m. – Break
- 11 a.m. – Closing Recital
Registration for the banquet on Friday, Oct. 25, is $75 for alumni and guests and $35 for current CCM students. To register, please contact Jason Gunnell at email@example.com or 208-403-6716. All other conference events are free and open to the general public.
Parking and Directions
For Friday’s tour of CCM Village, parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions. Please contact North Presbyterian Church and Lakeside Presbyterian Church for directions to all off-campus conference activities.