Ableton University Tour

CCM welcomes notable electronic musician, DJ and audio engineer Orville Kline for a public presentation and performance beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Mary Emery Hall Room 3250.

As part of the Ableton music software company’s University Tour, Kline will provide a commercial electronic music and audio production master class for CCM students and faculty (invitation only) from 1-4 p.m.

This class will be followed by a presentation and performance at 6:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Kline’s unique style of heavy electronic music and minimal techno music helped him break into Chicago’s cutthroat DJ scene.

About Orville Kline
Orville Kline is an electronic musician, DJ, and audio engineer from Chicago. While doing freelance engineering work at some of Chicago’s largest recording studios, Kline also managed to break into Chicago’s cutthroat DJ scene. Kline now primarily utilizes computers to produce and perform his unique style of heavy electro house and minimal techno. He has spun in cities across the country, ranging from Miami to Detroit to Seattle.

Having experience as both an audio engineer and a DJ enables him to teach audio and commercial music production from a variety of perspectives. His teaching specialties include customized controller setup and mix engineering with Ableton Live (his primary software platform). In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, Kline teaches one-on-one and group classes at Music Industry Workshop in Chicago.

About Ableton
CCM’s Division of Electronic Media is proud to partner with the Berlin-based music software company Ableton for a day and evening of student workshops and public presentations. Students are invited to join Ableton artists and certified trainers for an afternoon of break-out sessions exploring composition, sound design, production techniques and performance. Day time activities will be followed by a free evening presentation open to the public featuring performances, tips and tricks, as well as unique approaches for music-making from artists and Ableton experts.

Ableton makes “Live” – a unique music creation and performance software – and “Push,” a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live. Founded in 1999, Ableton released the first version of Live in 2001. Since then, the company has received outstanding press, numerous awards and attracted a worldwide community of dedicated musicians, composers and DJs. Headquartered in Berlin with an office in Los Angeles, Ableton operates with its original founders and currently has approximately 160 employees.

Event Time
6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10

Mary Emery Hall 3250, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission Details
Admission to the 6:30 p.m. presentation and performance is FREE and open to the general public. Reservations are not required.

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 for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit 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 Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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