Logo for Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts.CCM is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students graduating from the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Cincinnati’s world-class public arts school. This scholarship will be offered to the top SCPA student who successfully applies for admission to CCM each year. The award will cover full tuition for all four years of an undergraduate’s course of study at CCM.

“This commitment to support local talent is in my mind unprecedented and long overdue,” says Peter Landgren, Dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music at CCM. “It is my hope that this full scholarship to CCM will serve as a catalyst for all SCPA students, affirming that a college education at CCM – a nationally ranked and internationally renowned institution for the performing and media arts – is an attainable goal.”

“This scholarship opportunity will have a profound impact on our programs at SCPA and will serve as a powerful motivator to our high school students,” says Isidore L. Rudnick, Artistic Director at SCPA.

The inaugural scholarship to CCM will be offered for Fall of 2015 and will cover full tuition through the 2018-19 academic year. CCM’s Dean will select the scholarship recipient each year.

This newly endowed scholarship has been made possible by the funding support of the Friends of CCM volunteer organization and an anonymous family foundation.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the visionary thinking of the local family foundation that agreed to accept the Friends of CCM’s match to fund this initial scholarship,” says Landgren. “While we regularly attract students from 47 US states and 37 countries, this new scholarship allows us to better support the talent that SCPA is nurturing in our own backyard. I am confident that this investment in Cincinnati’s best young artists to study at CCM will yield incredible dividends in the years ahead.”

SCPA students interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact CCM’s Office of Admissions at 513-556-9479 or ccmadmis@uc.edu.

About SCPA
The School for Creative and Performing Arts is a K-12 Cincinnati Public School offering world-class pre-professional arts training and advanced college preparatory academics. Approximately 1500 students attend SCPA, which is housed in the new Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education in downtown Cincinnati.

Artistic Departments include Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Technical Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. Academic departments include English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Students entering grades 4 through 12 are admitted through highly selective auditions in the seven artistic majors. Students are permitted to have two artistic majors in selected programs. Arts Proficiency Board Exam Reviews are conducted each semester to ensure that students maintain high artistic standards. Academically, state proficiency test scores at many grades levels are among the highest in the local system.

Learn more by visiting http://www.scpak12.org.

About the Friends of CCM
The Friends of CCM is a group of volunteers whose love of the performing and media arts extends beyond the audience rows. They have been helping students achieve their dreams before the footlights, behind the scenes or in front of a microphone or camera for over 35 years. Today, the organization has 600 members and an active board that raises over $300,000 each year for CCM’s extraordinary students and faculty.

Membership contributions provide scholarships for the many talented CCM undergraduate and graduate students. The Friends of CCM support is critical to maintain an edge in the competitive world of higher education. With several levels of membership, there is a place for everyone to get involved. Special benefits depend on your level of commitment, and can range from a listing in the Friends roster in CCM publications to CCM tickets and parking passes to special Friends-only receptions. Whether your interest is in music, opera, musical theatre, drama, dance or electronic media, your generosity will aid the “stars of tomorrow” whose talents touch our hearts and stir our imaginations.

For more information on the Friends of CCM, please call 513-556-5000.

About CCM
Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts.

CCM provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment.

The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world’s stage.

CCM’s educational roots date back to 1867, and a solid, visionary instruction has been at our core since that time.

CCM’s faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school’s roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world.

Learn more by visiting http://ccm.uc.edu.

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