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CCM Student and Alumnus Find Success at University of Oklahoma Conducting Competition

Both a current doctoral student and a recent CCM alumnus made the finals of the University of Oklahoma’s second-ever 4×4 Competition for Conductors and Composers. The competition took place last month and was open to both conductors and composers currently enrolled in a degree program or studying with a recognized professional composer or conductor.

Current CCM student Jiannan Cheng won second place in the conducting competition. A native of China, Cheng is currently pursuing her DMA in conducting under Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson. For her finish, Cheng received a $1,000 cash prize and was able to collaborate with the second-prize winning composer to perform one of their works during a concert with the OU Symphony in February.

Also making the finals was CCM alumnus Boon Hua Lien (MM Wind Conducting, 2013), who studied at CCM and was a teaching assistant under Director of Wind Studies Glenn D. Price. A native of Singapore, Lien currently lives in Rochester, New York, where he is pursuing his DMA in Orchestral Conducting (and serves as a teaching assistant) at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. He is also a conducting fellow with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Kick-Off Tour with Celebratory Concert on March 14

CCM's Wind Orchestra, in concert Thursday, March 14. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra, in concert Thursday, March 14. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble present an evening of exciting works beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

This celebratory concert kicks off a multi-state tour for the Wind Orchestra that will culminate with an opening night performance at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Conference in North Carolina.

In a program aptly subtitled “International Excursions,” CCM’s wind ensembles are purposefully reaching beyond the U.S. and England to feature works from other diverse world cultures. Led by Director of Wind Studies Glenn D. Price, the Wind Orchestra will explore styles ranging from Mexican folk melodies to a tone poem inspired by a missions trip to Cambodia. The Wind Ensemble, led by Associate Director of Wind Studies Terence Milligan, will present works by Berlioz and Williams.

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The CCM Wind Orchestra Presents Contemporary Music from Japan and China on Feb. 15

Photography by Dottie Stover.

Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra presents exciting new works by contemporary Chinese and Japanese composers at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

Dubbed “Asia Rising,” this concert celebrates the dynamic new sounds for winds and percussion coming from Japan and China. Led by Director of Wind Studies Glenn D. Price, the Wind Orchestra will explore the music of composers Youichi Kamioka, Chen Yi, Masanori Taruya and Yasuhide Ito. The colors of Asia will mix with the “best of the West” to create a delectable Asian fusion for the senses during this special concert.Tickets are on sale now.

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CCM Announces Spring 2013 Calendar of Major Events

CCM's Spring 2013 Calendar of Events.

CCM is delighted to announce its spring schedule of performances. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents more than 100 major public performances from Jan. 12 through May 19, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, drama and musical theatre productions.

CCM’s spring semester performance schedule includes the return of Cincinnati’s premiere fundraiser “A Moveable Feast” on Jan. 18, an evening of motion-picture music featuring acclaimed film composer and distinguished UC alumnus Randy Edelman on Jan. 27, a celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s sacred masterwork Requiem on Feb. 1 and 2, a monumental “Mahler Marathon” on March 2, the Ariel String Quartet’s inaugural season finale on April 9, a guest artist recital by acclaimed tenor Lawrence Brownlee on April 13 and the eighth installment of CCM’s popular Pianopalooza concert on April 21.

Also this spring, CCM’s Division of Electronic Media presents the 10-part Global Lens Film Series (Jan. 14 – April 15), Cincinnati Children’s Choir celebrates its 20th anniversary (March 9), the Classical Guitar Department celebrates its 40th anniversary (April 6) and CCM’s year-long Kurt Weill Festival continues with a variety of unique concerts and productions (Feb. 28 – March 12).

Download a digital copy of CCM’s Spring 2013 Calendar of Major Events today.

Event Information
All events listed below take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

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CCM’s Nov. 19 Brass Showcase Concert To Raise Funds For Red Cross Hurricane Relief Efforts

CCM presents its annual fall Brass Showcase at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 in Corbett Auditorium. This concert will serve as a fundraiser to assist the American Red Cross in Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts.

Admission to the concert is free. Representatives from UC’s student chapter of the Red Cross will be at CCM to collect monetary donations. Learn more about the concert after the jump.

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CCM Announces Updated Event Information for November and December 2012

Today, we are delighted to provide you with CCM’s updated schedule of major events for November and December 2012. All updated listings are highlighted in red.

All events listed below take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

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CCM Winds Present ‘The Genius of Grainger’

CCM Wind Orchestra music director and conductor Glenn D. Price.

CCM Wind Orchestra music director and conductor Glenn D. Price.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the wind masterwork Lincolnshire Posy by renowned composer Percy Grainger with the concert “The Genius of Grainger” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Corbett Auditorium under the direction of Glenn D. Price.

Grainger was one of the most celebrated concert pianists of his day and a revolutionary composer whose contributions have been recently reassessed and featured in a major recording project of his complete works. Especially beloved by wind aficionados, he has composed light and serious works to the medium in equal measure, enriching the core repertoire for wind groups around the world. Also featured in the program are Colonial Song and Gumsucker’s March, both works by Grainger.

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CCM Announces Fall 2012 Calendar of Major Events

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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 Celebrates 50 Years As a UC College With 50 Major Performing Arts Events

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is delighted to announce its 2012-13 schedule of major events. From September through May, CCM will present a series of 50 performances spanning the spectrum of the performing and media arts.

This series begins with the internationally-acclaimed Ariel Quartet’s inaugural concert as CCM string-quartet-in-residence on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and concludes with a Sunday, May 5 performance by the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, gold medal-winners at the 2012 World Choir Games.

The 2012-13 performance schedule also features festivals showcasing the works of German composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Kurt Weill, jazz tributes to the music of Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa, a dynamic revival of the rock musical Chess, a performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor presented in conjunction with the Constella Festival and much more.

These creative collaborations are part of a year-long celebration, ushering in CCM’s second half-century as a college of the University of Cincinnati (UC). In August of 1962, the then century-old Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music joined UC as its 14th college. This merger created the institution now known as CCM, an institution built on the synergy of education, innovation and performance. Learn more about CCM’s history by visiting ccm.uc.edu/about/history.

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