CCM Alumni Featured in National Tour of ‘Wicked’

Alumna Tiffany Haas in front of CCM's Corbett Center for the Performing Arts in 2002.

Alumna Tiffany Haas in front of CCM's Corbett Center for the Performing Arts in 2002.

Congratulations to CCM alumna Tiffany Haas (BFA, ’04) for assuming the role of Glinda in the national tour of the long-running Stephen Schwartz hit Wicked as of September 27 at The Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The company also features Musical Theatre alumnus Daniel Torres.

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CCM Alumnus Wins First Prize in International Trombone Association Jazz Soloist Competition

CCM Alumnus Adam Machaskee

CCM Alumnus Adam Machaskee

Congratulations to CCM Jazz alumnus and current Rutgers University graduate student Adam Machaskee for winning first place in the International Trombone Association’s JJ Johnson Jazz Soloist Competition on June 24 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee! The competition is open to applicants under the age of 25 from all over the world and is one of the most prestigious awards in the trombone community.

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CityBeat’s Fall Arts Preview Spotlights Upcoming CCM Events

CityBeat's Fall Arts Preview

CityBeat's Fall Arts Preview

CityBeat‘s annual Fall Arts Preview issue is on newsstands this week, providing a sneak peek at CCM’s upcoming theatre and concert seasons. “There’s so much going on at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music,” writes Anne Arenstein, “that you need a separate iPad to keep track of everything.”

The issue also includes a look at the future of Cincinnati’s new classical music scene with CCM’s Ixi Chen and Michael Fiday. Read Anne Arenstein’s feature to learn more about how CCM doctoral student Laura Sabo and CCM alumnus Drew Klein are helping Cincinnati’s music scene move in exciting new directions!

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Alumnus Brian Robertson Profiled in July’s Cincinnati Magazine

CCM alumnus Brian Robertson is interviewed in the July issue of Cincinnati Magazine, on newsstands (and available online) now.

In the Q&A conducted by Kathleen Doane, Robertson discusses his experiences in Hollywood, his time at CCM and his recent work as stage director for Cincinnati Opera’s A Flowering Tree.

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CCM Musical Theatre Grad’s Music Featured in NEO7 Concert

Andrew Catrini

Andrew Catrini

Recent Musical Theatre graduate Andre Catrini (BFA, ‘11) has been selected to participate in the NEO7 concert held by the York Theatre Company in New York City.

NEO, (an acronym for “New, Emerging, Outstanding”) celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of Broadway musicals. The benefit concert occurs on May 16 at the Yorke Theatre Company’s home in Saint Peter’s Theatre. Andre’s song “Shelter” will be performed by Broadway performer Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys & Dolls, 30 Rock.) “Shelter” is from Andre’s song cycle Whisper, Love which debuted at CCM in the Winter of 2010.

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CCM Alumna Wins First Prize in 2011 Lotte Lenya Competition

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Congratulations to CCM alumnae Caitlin Mathes (MM, 2008, Artist Diploma, 2010) and Alisa Suzanne Jordheim (MM, 2010, DMA candidate) who both earned sizeable honors at this year’s Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation. Mathes earned First Prize and $15,000, while Jordheim earned a spot in the Final round of competition and $1000. The Lotte Lenya Competition was held on April 16, 2011 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

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CCM Alumni Featured in The Carnegie’s “Carousel”

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Our friends at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, featuring CCM alumni Joshua Jeremiah and Jamie Medina, playing weekends April 1 – 17 in the historic Otto M. Budig Theatre. Learn more about the production after the jump.

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Composition Alum’s Work Wins Praise in the New York Times

CCM Composition alumnus Ethan Wickman (DMA, ’03) received a recent rave review in the New York Times for his CD Portals and Passages. “Mr. Wickman is a composer of facility and imagination,” writes the Times‘ Steve Smith, “the kind to whom both performers and audiences respond.” You can read Smith’s full review here.

Wickman’s album is available for purchase here.

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