CCM welcomes Mike Block for two days of learning and creative music-making on April 8 and 9, 2014. Photography by Maria Camillo.

CCM welcomes Mike Block for two days of learning and creative music-making on April 8 and 9, 2014. Photography by Maria Camillo.

CCM welcomes pioneering multi-style cellist, composer and music educator Mike Block for two days of learning and creative music-making on April 8 and 9.

Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st century,” Block studied at the Juilliard School where he joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and soon after Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio, which he played in for over three years.

Block will give a workshop geared toward teaching creativity to string students from 7 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. High school and collegiate students are also welcome to attend this session.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, Block will host master classes and workshops, which will run through 6 p.m. A concert and reception will follow from 7:30 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

All events at CCM are free and open to the public and take place in room 300 of the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center in CCM Village, unless otherwise noted.

Area teachers and students are encouraged to sign up for any and all events by emailing Professor BettyAnne Gottlieb at bettyanne.gottlieb@uc.edu

About Mike Block
Mike Block has toured extensively with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and the Knights orchestra. After becoming one of the first wave of cellists to adopt a strap in order to stand while playing, Block was the first standing cellist to perform at Carnegie Hall, which the New York Times called “Breathless… half dance, half dare.” In 2012, Block was appointed associate professor at the Berklee College of Music. Find out more about Block by visiting www.mikeblock.net.

Event Times and Locations

  • CCM Workshop for Area Teachers and Students (in DVAC 300): 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8
  • College-level Master Class at CCM (in DVAC 300): 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9
  • CCM Master Class and Jam Session (in Mary Emery Hall room 3250): 1:30-3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9
  • CCM Music Education Master Class (in DVAC 300): 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9
  • Concert and Reception (in DVAC 300): 7:30 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9

Admission Details
All events are FREE and open to the general public. Area teachers and students are encouraged to sign up for any and all events by emailing Professor BettyAnne Gottlieb at bettyanne.gottlieb@uc.edu.

Parking and Directions
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.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

Mike Block’s Cincinnati visit is made possible by the generous support of Antonio Violins, Baroque Violin Shop, CCM’s Division of Music Education, D’Addario Strings and Forest Hills Schools.

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