From Auschwitz To Cincinnati: The Surviving Tunes of Henry Meyer

On Tuesday, April 26th the Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI New Voices) presents a new play based on the life of Henry Meyer, the late Holocaust survivor, distinguished professor of violin and founding member of the world-renowned LaSalle Quartet that for decades found its home here at CCM.

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Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut names CCM an Ohio Center of Excellence. Photography by Lisa Ventre, UC Photographic Services.

CCM Named An Ohio Center of Excellence in Special Ceremonies This Evening

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A tradition of excellence dating back to 1867 was recognized tonight in special ceremonies led by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut. In an evening ceremony in the lobby of UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater, Chancellor Fingerhut, UC President Gregory H. Williams, CCM Interim Dean Frank Weinstock and distinguished alumna Pamela Myers (BFA, ‘69) as well as students, patrons, staff and faculty, gathered to recognize the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as an Ohio Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts. Ceremonies preceded this evening’s sold-out performance of Jonathan Larson’s Rent.

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LINKS: Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids

Do you have an instrument that is collecting dust? If so, then mark your calendars for the 2011 LINKS Collection Days: Saturday, March 12 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday, March 12 (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion!

Once a year, the CCM Alumni Board of Governors hosts a two day drive to collect instruments for needy students. These instruments go to young budding musicians in the Greater Cincinnati area. All of the donations are tax decuctible and Joseph Beth Booksellers will donate 20% of all booksales and 10% of all cafe sales back to LINKS during the collection days. Entertainment during the collection will be provided by local music students of all ages. Learn more about LINKS after the jump.

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CCM to be Recognized by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Fingerhut and University of Cincinnati President Williams

This Thursday, the Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut, University of Cincinnati President Gregory Williams and other community leaders will gather at CCM Village for a very special ceremony, acknowledging CCM’s tradition of excellence.

Please check back with us this Friday for a full report on this celebratory announcement!

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CCM Stage Lighting Design & Technology Portfolio Showcase Scheduled for March 2

'Evita' lighting design by Samantha Spiro.

'Evita' lighting design by Samantha Spiro.

Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented stage lighting students as they highlight their portfolios, websites and designs during the Design and Technology Portfolio Showcase. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 2 from 9:14-11:44 a.m. in the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, Room 2460 (Design Lab). The event is open to the general public.

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