CCM proudly presents the internationally-acclaimed Ariel String Quartet as part of its 2012-13 concert season with an inaugural concert scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the intimate Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.
“COR Music Project aligns my professional arena with my personal arena as far as the things I am most interested in,” Hall explains. “I have a really strong interest in using the arts to change lives.”
Read Fox 19’s feature here.
Our condolences go out to the entire Nippert family as we learn of the passing of Louise Dieterle Nippert, loyal arts patron and proud UC alumna. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on her passing and her legacy here.
“Acts of kindness are marked by selfless gestures that transform the lives of others. Louise Nippert’s selflessness was exhibited time after time at her alma mater, the University of Cincinnati.
For the College-Conservatory of Music, her support provided scores of vocal students with scholarships. She also contributed to the creation of CCM Village through her naming support of the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center.
The Nipperts also provided three endowed chairs to the university: The Nippert Chair of Law, The Dieterle Chair of Music named for Mrs. Nippert’s parents and the Thomas James Kelly Chair held by me as the Dean of CCM. Adjacent to the College-Conservatory of Music is another legacy left by the family, Nippert Stadium.
These selfless gestures will forever transform the lives of all of us who knew Mrs. Nippert and have been touched by her kindness and generosity.
We will miss her presence at performances and other events on our campus.” – Peter Landgren, Dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music at CCM.
CCM has been awarded an ArtsWave Community Partnership Grant. As part of their 2012 funding efforts, the ArtsWave Board of Trustees approved an award of $50,000 to CCM.
This Community Partnership Grant is designed to develop a mutually beneficial project that will advance both organizations’ goals for the community and for the arts sector.
CCM’s Dance Division will present its final concert of the 2011-12 performance season May 25-27 in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. The concert will display a wide variety of styles, ranging from traditional ballet to brand new choreography, showcasing the talents of students, faculty and special guest artists with live accompaniment provided by CCM’s Concert Orchestra.
The CCM Preparatory Department’s Assistant Dean Amy Dennison is profiled in the current arts-focused issue of online lifestyle publication Cincy Chic.
Dennison discusses the Preparatory Department’s role within both CCM and the Greater Cincinnati community with Cincy Chic editor Alyssa Howard. You can read the entire feature here.
Congratulations to CCM student Jennifer Williams for receiving a Fulbright grant to study in Germany next year!
A second-year artist diploma candidate in Opera Stage Direction, Williams directed CCM’s acclaimed staged production of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion last November. You can learn more about that performance here and see Williams discuss the production here.
CCM holds its annual LINKS (Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids) Collection Days on Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (2692 Madison Rd., Rookwood Pavilion, Cincinnati). The hours for the collection drive are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday.
The science fiction film Chronicle topped the box office last weekend and CCM alumnus Elliot Greenberg had a large part in the film’s success. The film was edited by Greenberg, who graduated from CCM E-Media in 2001. You can view the trailer for the film below:
Talkin’ Broadway‘s Scott Cain reviewed last weekend’s Studio Musical production of Spring Awakening, writing “This solidly mounted and well performed production is just the latest in what has been one of the best opportunities to see great (and free) theater in town for decades.” You can read Cain’s full review here.