University of Cincinnati Closing at 3 PM Today (Feb. 14, 2014)

Due to inclement weather, the University of Cincinnati will close at 3 p.m. on Friday Feb, 14. Classes are canceled after 3 p.m., and all offices – with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) – will be closed at 3PM. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

All of CCM’s public performances on Friday, Feb. 14, are cancelled. Tonight’s performance by the CCM Wind Ensemble has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Our Studio Series production of L’Étoile will run at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. Tonight’s performance of L’Étoile will not be rescheduled.

CCM will continue to hold auditions on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, as originally scheduled. If you are unable to arrive in Cincinnati for your audition, please contact the CCM Admissions Office at 513-556-9479 or for further information.

You can check the status of UC on the University home page at, follow UC on Twitter at UCEmergency, or call the status line at 513-556-3333.

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CCM Student Among 10 Finalists in Met Opera National Council Auditions

We are pleased to report that bass-baritone Thomas Richards, a student of William McGraw at CCM, will be singing onstage at the Metropolitan Opera in the Grand Finals Concert of the Metropolitan Opera District Council Auditions this Sunday!

The public concert will be accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and will be broadcast nationwide on the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network.

Learn more courtesy of Janelle Gelfand and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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CCM Announces Fall 2012 Calendar of Major Events


CCM is delighted to announce its fall schedule of performances. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents more than 100 public performances this fall, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, drama and musical theatre productions.

This fall’s schedule includes a Beethoven Festival (Sept. 14 – Oct. 12), a Kurt Weill Festival (Oct. 19 – March 10) and a Cage Centennial Celebration (Nov. 5 – Nov. 29). CCM also collaborates with Cincinnati Opera on public workshop performances of two new American operas (Oct. 27 – 28 and Dec. 4 – 5) and presents a pair of concerts in conjunction with the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts (Oct. 10 and Oct. 28).

Download a digital copy of CCM’s Fall 2012 Calendar of Major Events today. Physical copies are also available at the CCM Box Office in the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

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CCM Hosts Metropolitan Opera National Council Southern Ohio Regional Auditions on Oct. 22

Hear the stars of tomorrow compete for a chance to “win the Met,” and kick start a major operatic career, at the Metropolitan Opera District Council Auditions for Southern Ohio. This free event is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Robert J. Werner Recital Hall in CCM Village.

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CCM Students Advance to Met Opera Central Region Finals in Chicago

Congratulations to two of our own: soprano Xi Wang and mezzo-soprano Audrey Walstrom, both of whom have advanced to the next round in the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions!

Amongst stiff competition, Wang and Walstrom were singled out by the judges and now move on to the Central Region Finals in Chicago. Also receiving accolades was mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, who was given an encouragement award by the judges.

MONC is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. Many of the world’s foremost singers, including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Jessye Norman, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick have received awards from the National Council. Annually, approximately 100 former auditioners appear in Metropolitan Opera productions.

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