“The Cunning Little Vixen” Gives Undergraduate Opera Students a Chance to Shine

CCM Undergraduate Opera students gain experience in Janáček’s reflective opera The Cunning Little Vixen, playing at 8 p.m. in the Cohen Family Studio Theater on April 1 & 2. The opera, which was adapted from a daily newspaper comic strip, is an anthropomorphic fable that jumps from the human to the animal world. In the human realm, the protagonists fret about loneliness and isolation, lost youth and old age. Janáček uses the animals to pay homage to the amazing beauty and power of nature and marvel at the natural cycle of birth, love and death.

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CCM Electronic Media Hosts a Panel of Opera Insiders For Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcasts Discussion

CCM’s Electronic Media Division presents Performing Arts/Digital Future, a panel of opera production and marketing experts gathered to examine the impact of the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcasts in movie theatres across the country. This event is free and open to the general public and will take place on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in Mary Emery Hall, room 3250.

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CCM Announces Winner of 2011 Orchestral Composition Competition

Jennifer Jolley

Jennifer Jolley

Congratulations to DMA composition student Jennifer Jolley, the winner of the 2011 CCM Orchestra Composition Competition! This annual competition involves several CCM composition students whose works are initially given readings by the Philharmonia. Then, a panel of judges chooses one composer to write a new orchestral work for the CCM Philharmonia for a performance during the following season.

Jennifer’s new piece will be conducted by Professor Mark Gibson and the other piece on the program (a year from April) will be the 8th symphony of Bruckner.

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CCM Hosts Conference of Two Music Societies

For the first time in the nearly fifty-year history of CCM’s musicology program, the department is hosting a national academic conference of the Society for American Music and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-U.S. Branch. The conference takes place March 9 – 13, Wednesday through Sunday, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Scholars and students will be traveling from 41 of the 50 states, as well as such countries as Brazil, Canada, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, St. Thomas, Turkey and the West Indies.

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Learn More About Ohio’s Latest Center of Excellence

Last Thursday, Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut announced that the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music had become Ohio’s latest Center of Excellence.

The Ohio Board of Regents has now launched their official site for the Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts. You can learn more about this designation (and why CCM received it) here.

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Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut names CCM an Ohio Center of Excellence. Photography by Lisa Ventre, UC Photographic Services.

CCM Named An Ohio Center of Excellence in Special Ceremonies This Evening

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A tradition of excellence dating back to 1867 was recognized tonight in special ceremonies led by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut. In an evening ceremony in the lobby of UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater, Chancellor Fingerhut, UC President Gregory H. Williams, CCM Interim Dean Frank Weinstock and distinguished alumna Pamela Myers (BFA, ‘69) as well as students, patrons, staff and faculty, gathered to recognize the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as an Ohio Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts. Ceremonies preceded this evening’s sold-out performance of Jonathan Larson’s Rent.

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LINKS: Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids

Do you have an instrument that is collecting dust? If so, then mark your calendars for the 2011 LINKS Collection Days: Saturday, March 12 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday, March 12 (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion!

Once a year, the CCM Alumni Board of Governors hosts a two day drive to collect instruments for needy students. These instruments go to young budding musicians in the Greater Cincinnati area. All of the donations are tax decuctible and Joseph Beth Booksellers will donate 20% of all booksales and 10% of all cafe sales back to LINKS during the collection days. Entertainment during the collection will be provided by local music students of all ages. Learn more about LINKS after the jump.

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CCM to be Recognized by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Fingerhut and University of Cincinnati President Williams

This Thursday, the Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut, University of Cincinnati President Gregory Williams and other community leaders will gather at CCM Village for a very special ceremony, acknowledging CCM’s tradition of excellence.

Please check back with us this Friday for a full report on this celebratory announcement!

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CCM Stage Lighting Design & Technology Portfolio Showcase Scheduled for March 2

'Evita' lighting design by Samantha Spiro.

'Evita' lighting design by Samantha Spiro.

Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented stage lighting students as they highlight their portfolios, websites and designs during the Design and Technology Portfolio Showcase. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 2 from 9:14-11:44 a.m. in the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, Room 2460 (Design Lab). The event is open to the general public.

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