CCM Student Marie Bucoy-Calavan Named As Inaugural May Festival Choral Conducting Fellow

Marie Bucoy-Calavan has been named the inaugural recipient of the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship. She will enter her third year of studies in CCM's DMA in Choral Conducting program this fall.

Marie Bucoy-Calavan has been named the inaugural recipient of the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship. She will enter her third year of studies in CCM’s DMA in Choral Conducting program this fall.

We are delighted to report that DMA candidate Marie Bucoy-Calavan has been named the inaugural recipient of the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship. This new position was established thanks to the incredible foresight and generosity of Ginger Warner and was created as part of an ongoing collaboration between the May Festival and CCM’s Department of Choral Studies. Each year, a May Festival Fellow will be selected from CCM’s pool of Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting students and will serve as the Assistant Conductor of the May Festival Chorus.

“The new May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship provides unique professional training for CCM’s doctoral choral conducting students,” explains Director of Choral Studies Earl Rivers, “providing them opportunities to conduct rehearsals, as well as to attend May Festival Board and Artistic Planning meetings to learn how a world-renowned Choral Festival is successfully produced.”

Bucoy-Calavan will begin her duties with the May Festival Chorus next fall. As Assistant Director she will be responsible for running select rehearsals and smaller sectional rehearsals. In addition Bucoy-Calavan will conduct some concerts within the community. Commenting on her appointment, Bucoy-Calavan says, “I am very excited and honored at the chance to have a mentorship with [May Festival Director of Choruses] Robert Porco. I attended the Conducting Masterclass that the May Festival held a year ago, and was inspired by his musical insights and skill for teaching conducting. I look forward to the fall and to the prospect of working with the May Festival Chorus.”

Learn more about the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship.

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Price Hill String Quartet Presents FREE All-Mendelssohn Concert on May 2

The Price Hill String Quartet.

The Price Hill String Quartet.

CCM’s new Community Partner the Price Hill String Quartet will present a FREE all-Mendelssohn program beginning at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 2, at the LISH Art Gallery in Price Hill. This concert is open to the general public and will conclude with the first and last movements of the Mendelssohn Octet performed by the Quartet and four members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra!

The Price Hill Quartet is the string quartet of Music for Youth in Cincinnati (MYCincinnati). The Quartet is comprised of two MYCincinnati directors and two current CCM students, and is funded in part by CCM and CCM’s ArtsWave Community Partnership grant.

Learn more about CCM’s New Community Engagement Initiatives here.

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Congratulations to the University of Cincinnati’s Class of 2013!

Photography by Dottie Stover.

Photography by Dottie Stover.

Congratulations to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Class of 2013! You can view a live video stream of UC’s Commencement Ceremonies here. UC will host ceremonies in the Fifth-Third Arena Shoemaker Center at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

9 a.m. ceremony will include the following colleges:
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Business
  • College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
  • Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
  • Nursing
  • UC Blue Ash
2 p.m. ceremony will include the following colleges:
  • Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH)
  • Engineering & Applied Science
  • McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (A&S)
  • UC Clermont
Photography by Dottie Stover.

Photography by Dottie Stover.

Following the University’s 9 a.m. commencement ceremony, CCM will host a cookout in room 300 of the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center. The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and graduates, parents and friends are welcome to attend.

CCM will then celebrate the Class of 2013 with a Graduation Convocation Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium. Students receiving baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and artist diploma degrees in April 2013 will be recognized at the Convocation.

The ceremony will be in full academic regalia, and will feature a faculty and student procession. The ceremony will also include recognition of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award RecipientDeron Hall (MM, Music Education) and this year’s Distinguished Service Award RecipientDianne M. Rosenberg (BSED, Special Education and MED, Special Education). Tickets are required.

Learn more about CCM’s Graduation Convocation Ceremony here.

Photography by Dottie Stover.

Photography by Dottie Stover.

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CCM MFA Student Alan Hanson Wins iSquint and Stage Directions’ 2013 Lighting Design Competition

"Chess" runs Oct. 25 - 28 in UC's Corbett Auditorium. Photography by Mark Lyons.

“Chess” runs Oct. 25 – 28 in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Photography by Mark Lyons.
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We are thrilled to announce that CCM class of 2013 MFA Lighting Design student Alan Hanson has won the 2013 Student Lighting Design Competition organized by online entertainment lighting industry publication iSquint and theatre art and technology journal Stage Directions!

Hanson’s lighting design for CCM’s Fall 2012 Mainstage Series production of Chess took the title in this third annual competition, which offers a valuable prize package of lighting software and literature.

View a slideshow of Hanson’s award winning work on Chess here.

The Student Lighting Design Competition is sponsored by lighting technology companies City Theatrical, Nemetschek Vectorworks and Field Template Soft Symbols, and is judged by leading experts in the lighting design field and developers of the software entrants must use to create their design entries. Visit iSquint.net to learn more about this competition.

Congratulations to Alan on this exciting award!

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CCM’s Promethean Saxophone Quartet Competes in Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition Finals This Weekend

Comprised of CCM graduate saxophone students, the Promethean Saxophone Quartet competes in the Coleman Chamber Music Ensemble Competition Finals on April 27, 2013.

Comprised of CCM graduate saxophone students, the Promethean Saxophone Quartet competes in the Coleman Chamber Music Ensemble Competition Finals on April 27, 2013.

We are excited to share that CCM’s own Promethean Saxophone Quartet will compete in the finals of the 67th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in Pasadena, California!

The competition will take place this Saturday, April 27, in the Ramo Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology, and winners will be presented in a public concert the following day.

The Promethean Quartet is comprised of CCM graduate saxophone students:

  • Alex Magg, soprano saxophone
  • Jeremy Castañeda, alto saxophone
  • Om Srivistava, tenor saxophone
  • Ryan Van Scoyk, baritone saxophone
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CCM E-Media Presents Free Screening of ‘Gold Rush Expedition Race’ Film on April 24

CCM E-Media will host a debut screening of the documentary film Gold Rush Expedition Race at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in the MainStreet Cinema of UC’s Tangeman University Center. Admission is free and open to the general public.

The screening of this hour long film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a question and answer session with the student producers, camera operators and film editors.

Educationally grounded, professionally driven and student produced, the Gold Rush Expedition Race documentary is a collaborative film produced by an interdisciplinary group of students at UC working under the guidance of a professional television and film producer/director. Sponsored by the UC Forward Collaborative, the project involved 33 students from four academic programs at three colleges at the University of Cincinnati:

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CCM Presents ‘Pianopalooza VIII: A New Perspective’ on Sunday, April 21

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CCM will present its annual celebration of the art of the piano with “Pianopalooza VIII: A New Perspective” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

Tickets are on sale now.

In a format different from previous years, which focused on CCM’s distinguished piano faculty, “Pianopalooza VIII” is student driven, both in performance and planning. The concert will feature outstanding student performers in a stunning variety of repertoire – every style from Beethoven to Earl Wild and Astor Piazzolla. The performance will feature student artists from each of CCM piano studios.

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