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CCM AfterSchool Accepting Applications for Student Leaders

CCM students can now apply to participate in the CCM AfterSchool arts education program for the 2016-17 academic year.

The program partners with City Gospel Mission’s Whiz Kids initiative to unite college students with elementary students in furthering an appreciation and understanding of the arts. For six months during the school year, children are guided through a variety of creative lessons and activities by trained CCM student leaders after school each week.

“This program allows our college student to make a direct impact on the community by connecting them with children in local schools,” said CCM Director of Community Engagement Anne Cushing-Reid. “CCM AfterSchool fosters an appreciation for music, acting, and dance at a young age while also strengthening the professional development and leadership skills of the CCM students.”

The program focuses on providing access to the arts in hands-on lessons that support 21st century learning skills including creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Professional development sessions are provided each semester to familiarize CCM students with curriculum materials and activities as well as techniques for working successfully with elementary school aged children.

Interested CCM students must be at least a second year undergraduate or graduate student in any discipline. Email Anne Cushing-Reid at anne.cushing-reid@uc.edu for more information on the application process.

CCM student leaders are placed into teams and matched with a participating Cincinnati Public School where they lead weekly after-school sessions on topics including: the basics of rythm and beat, singing, instrument making and creative movement.

Potential student leaders will complete a survey that matches their availability to school needs and will also undergo an interview with program coordinators before they are officially hired. Once selected, student leaders receive a small payment for their time. Cincinnatus Scholars may use the program to fulfill service hour requirements in lieu of payment.

The Second Annual Back to School Charity Concert, a student-led fundraiser to support CCM AfterSchool, will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Urban Artifact craft brewery. Organized by CCM jazz student James Tillman, the fundraising concert features performances from four bands made up of current CCM students and alumni.

The concert is open to the general public and admission is free but organizers will accept donations to the CCM AfterSchool program in cash or checks, made to the University of Cincinnati Foundation/CCM Whiz Kids. Proceeds go toward curriculum and professional development, materials, on-going assessment and coaching.

For more information visit the concert’s event page.

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Participants from the Music for Youth in Cincinnati's (MYCincinnati's) free youth orchestra program in Price Hill.

CCM Hosts Gathering of Midwestern “El Sistema” Inspired Programs This Weekend

This Saturday, May 9, CCM will welcome “El Sistema” inspired programs from throughout the region for the Fourth Annual Midwestern Seminario.

Hosted by CCM’s Preparatory Department and Office of Community Engagement, the event will draw nearly 200 young performing artists who are involved in programs inspired by “El Sistema,” Venezuela’s National Network of Youth and Children Orchestras. Over the past 35 years, El Sistema has evolved into a world-renowned youth development program, which uses music as a vehicle for social change. El Sistema’s success in helping children build better futures has led to the creation of similar programs in over 30 countries around the world.

Participating programs include North Limestone Music Works (Lexington, KY), Shift: Englewood Youth Orchestra (Chicago), Q the Music (Dayton, Ohio), MYCincinnati (Cincinnati) and the Avondale Youth Orchestra (Cincinnati).

The Seminario‘s guest speakers will include CCM Dean Peter Landgren and UC President Santa J. Ono.

The program on Saturday, May 9, will culminate with a participant’s concert at 4 p.m. in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the general public!

The concert will be conducted by CCM alumni Eddy Kwon (BM Jazz Studies, 2011) and Isaac Selya (DMA Orchestral Conducting, 2014), along with Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras Artistic Director Daniel Chetel.

“We believe in the power of the arts to bring people together to create a strong, vibrant community,”  explains CCM Director of Community Engagement Anne Cushing-Reid. “This gathering reflects our ongoing commitment to community engagement and collaboration. We are also proud to support the efforts of the CCM students and alumni who are working locally with MYCincinnati, through a grant provided by ArtsWave.”

You can learn more about the other community engagement initiatives fueled by ArtsWave’s grant support here.

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THE VILLAGE NEWS – Fall 2014

Masthead for Fall 2014 issue of THE VILLAGE NEWS.

NOTATIONS AND OVATIONS

STUDENT PRODUCED ‘GOLD RUSH EXPEDITION RACE’ FILM SERIES TO AIR ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK
This action-packed documentary film series will be coming to television sets nationwide this fall! Read more…

CCM WELCOMES ITS FIRST DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Anne Cushing-Reid will help CCM expand its community engagement efforts through her new role with the Preparatory Department. Read more…

ALUMNI APPLAUSE

PERFORMANCE STUDIES ALUMNA APPOINTED TO PROFESSOR OF OBOE
Merideth Hite (BM, ’06) has joined the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi. Read more…

CCM ALUMNUS MAKES HIS BROADWAY DEBUT IN THE HIT REVIVAL OF PIPPIN
After touring the nation with The Book of Mormon, Michael Schwitter (BFA, ’12) takes on the role of Pippin’s brother Lewis at the Music Box Theatre. Read more…

CCM ALUMNI WIN TOP PRIZES IN PLÁCIDO DOMINGO’S WORLD OPERA COMPETITION
Amanda Woodbury (MM, ’12), John Holiday (MM, ’12) and Yi Li (AD, ’13) were among this year’s finalists in the Operalia competition. Read more…

FACULTY FANFARE

CCM PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Joel Hoffman joined the University of Cincinnati faculty in 1978. This October, CCM will celebrate his service with a special concert featuring the Ariel Quartet. Read more…

STUDENT SALUTES

FRESHMAN DRAMA MAJOR RECEIVES CINCINNATUS PRESIDENTIAL AWARD
Isaac Hickox-Young is one of only 11 incoming UC students to receive this prestigious award, which pays full tuition, boarding fees and more for four years. Read more…

CCM DMA CANDIDATE RECEIVES MAY FESTIVAL FELLOWSHIP
First-year graduate student Daniel Blosser has been chosen as the 2014-15 May Festival Choral Conducting Fellow. Read more…

TUNE IN

THE CCM WIND ORCHESTRA TAKES THE STAGE AT A NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Watch the complete performance here.

DID YOU KNOW?

CCM’S STUDIO SERIES REMAINS ONE OF THE HOTTEST TICKETS IN CINCINNATI!
Box Office Manager Jeanne Rose provides the inside scoop on how to score tickets for this year’s productions! Read more…

SAVE THE DATE

CCM’S MAINTAGE SERIES PRESENTS MACBETH
Shakespeare’s dark and twisted tragedy makes its CCM debut Oct. 1 – 5, 2014. Read more…

THE MIND AND MUSIC OF CHOPIN
The Friends of CCM and the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute welcome special guest artist Richard Kogan on Oct. 10. Read more…

CCM IN THE NEWS

New Artist of the Month: Conductor and CCM Alumnus Isaac Selya (Musical America Worldwide). Read more…
CCM Prep Teaches More Than How to Perform (Cincy Magazine). Read more…

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CCM Video: Watch E-Media Student’s Video From Jan. 28 Cincinnati Pops Concert

As previously reported, last Saturday’s Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concert featured a special video segment directed and produced by CCM senior Kyle Howland.

Today, we are happy to provide you with a look at the final video, which is set to Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite and features Pops conductor John Morris Russell!

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