We are delighted to report that a record number of students from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Department (CCM Prep) will be featured in Ohio’s 2014 All-State Jazz Ensemble. Of the 20 musicians chosen from throughout the state to participate in this ensemble, six study at CCM Prep. All members of CCM’s Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra, the six are:
- Sam Beiting (lead alto saxophone),
- Kevin Everson (drums),
- Ryan Guard (trombone),
- Andrew Haug (piano),
- Drake Samuels (trumpet) and
- Christopher Thompson-Taylor (lead tenor saxophone).
The All-State Jazz Ensemble consists of the 20 top high school jazz musicians in Ohio, all chosen after proving their abilities in a highly competitive statewide audition held last May.