CCM will offer a variety of educational workshops for both emerging artists and music educators in the summer of 2015, along with additional intensives and special events throughout the year.
Students can participate in programs centered on piano and opera performance, wind and orchestral conducting, film scoring, audio production, music education and more. Applications are now being accepted for all programs.
Please see below for a complete schedule of interactive workshop opportunities and special events. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/summer.
CCM’S 2015 SCHEDULE OF SUMMER PROGRAMS, EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Director: CCM Director of Wind Studies Glenn Price
February 12 – 14
Participants will concentrate on developing the skill of leading clearly and with artistic depth, while providing educational experiences that are stimulating and fulfilling for young students, pre-professional and professional performers alike.
Class sessions cover topics such as baton technique, score study and rehearsal methods with a focus on the intersection of conducting and education. This workshop is open to conductors of all levels.
Director: CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson
April 24 – 26
Now in its eighth year, the CCM Orchestral Conducting Workshop offers an exciting and unique opportunity to explore two of the three pivotal ballets by Russian master IGOR STRAVINSKY.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with CCM’s top-flight orchestras, the Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra, on these iconic monuments of the 20th century.
Music directors Mark Gibson and Neil Varon will explore the rhythmic, sonic and metric complexities of these masterpieces with participants and apprentices from around the world.
DIGITAL PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
Director: CCM Associate Professor of E-Media Peter DePietro
May 4 – 8
59TH CINCINNATI WORLD PIANO COMPETITION
The reinvigorated Cincinnati World Piano Competition attracts applicants from every corner of the world. These talented artists proceed through a series of auditions over the course of a week to compete for over $45,000 in prize money.
The competition takes place in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium and culminates in a final round concert with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for the competition will be on sale through the CSO box office in the spring.
ART OF THE PIANO
Artistic Director: CCM Chair of Piano Awadagin Pratt
June 12 – 28
This two-week program gives up and coming pianists the opportunity to work with outstanding professional artists from across the globe. Each student will play in three master classes throughout the workshop’s duration and will also have the opportunity to converse with the guest artists during scheduled roundtable lunches.
Student recitals and guest artist concerts round out the schedule, and are open to the general public.
FILM SCORING INSTITUTE
Institute Director: CCM Professor of Commercial Music Production Tom Haines
June 13 – July 3
Students of the Film Scoring Institute learn the ins and outs of composing music for the silver screen. Guest faculty members give students practical knowledge of the business and put it to use by using the latest composition technology to compose for a film clip.
The workshop ends with a live recording session so students leave with a fully realized and produced portfolio piece.
32ND ANNUAL CLASSICAL GUITAR WORKSHOP
Director: CCM Professor of Classical Guitar Clare Callahan
July 12 – 18
An intensive seven-day workshop for classical guitar enthusiasts of all levels. Participation in master classes and ensembles is organized according to individual skill levels (beginning, intermediate or advanced). A separate schedule of activities is available for young guitarists age 14 and under. There are special sessions on topics like recital preparation, performance, music theory, arranging for guitar, early music instruments, etc.
Each evening there is a concert, beginning with Sunday night’s Faculty Ensemble Recital. Established players and teachers from neighboring schools are a part of the coaching staff.
The workshop is a rich environment of players of all levels from all ages and geographical locations — junior high school through college and graduate school, young professionals in music and other fields, and retirees. The common denominator is love for the classical guitar.
ORFF LEVELS I AND II
Director: CCM Assistant Professor of Music Education Amy Beegle
July 20 – 31
Music education teachers will work with students from CCM’s Preparatory Division to develop and apply skills in singing, expressive speech, movement, recorder and more. This uniquely designed program gives real time practical experience and feedback in working with a classroom of children.
The program has expanded from previous years to include Level II as well as Level I and will feature one of the nation’s leading Orff specialists Danai Gagné as guest faculty.
RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION/WOOD AND WIRES
Participants will work with Grammy-nominated producer Ric Hordinsky to record and produce tracks for a musical artist.
This workshop gives students an overview of setting cues and levels, mixing tracks and working with an artist to get their desired musical result.
Director: CCM Assistant Professor of Voice Amy Johnson
July 20 – August 8
A select group of talented young singers will be chosen to spend three weeks in residence at CCM under the guidance of a renowned faculty, with an emphasis on Italian repertoire.
Participants will receive daily Italian language classes, daily coaching and staging sessions and two voice lessons each week. Students will perform in recital as well as in the culminating opera scenes concert.
CREATING CARMEN: AN OPERA BOOT CAMP
Director: CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson
July 22 – August 8
Working with an internationally renowned faculty led by Mark Gibson, director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals.
Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily Italian classes and coachings. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance.
A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.
All event dates and programs are subject to change. For more information on summer programs and special events, please visit ccm.uc.edu/summer.