Soprano Alisa Suzanne Jordheim, a student in CCM’s DMA Voice program, appears on an upcoming episode of NPR’s From The Top. The hit radio program features America’s best young classical musicians and is hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley. On the show, Jordheim performs three selections from Gordon Getty’s celebrated song cycle “The White Election,” accompanied by O’Riley. The episode airs nationally next week and locally on WGUC 90.9 FM at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. The episode was taped before a live audience at the Lincoln Theater Napa Valley on Jan. 23, 2011. Learn more about Jordheim after the jump!
Later this month, CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater will transform into the lower East Side of New York City for our Mainstage Production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent. Set Designer Brian Ruggaber provides us with a preview of this transformation today. UC Photojournalism student Jospeh Wilkens then shows us how these designs come to life in our state-of-the-art scene shop.
Rent features lighting by Weston Wetzel, sound design by Valerie Lawrence, costumes by Rebecca Doroshuk, hair & make-up design by Robert Michael Navarre, choreography by Diane Lala, musical direction by Steven Goers and stage direction by Richard Hess. The breakthrough musical of the 1990s runs Feb. 24 – March 6. Tickets are on sale now. Learn more about the production after the jump.
UC’s student-led Program and Activities Council is hosting an appearance by Anthony Rapp, Broadway’s original Mark Cohen, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, in the Great Hall of UC’s Tangeman University Center (TUC). This event is scheduled to include a performance by the cast of CCM’s upcoming production of Rent and will be followed by a book signing.
The event is free and open to the public, but priority seating will be provided to UC students with valid IDs. Read full details about the event here. For more information, call UC’s Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) at 513-556-6115.
Last month, CCM Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition candidate Sangbong Nam was awarded a major prize at the 2011 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference in Miami, Florida.
CCM alumna Cameron Anderson is certainly making a name for herself in the design world today. Anderson, who received her MFA in Scenic Design from CCM in 2002, has since designed for over 50 productions spanning dance, opera, theatre and other concerts. Her work has graced the stage in productions by Roundabout Theater, San Francisco Opera Center, Wolf Trap Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, to name but a few.