CCM Alumna in Tony-Winning Best Musical

 

Tory Ross on opening night of "Kinky Boots"

Tory Ross on opening night of “Kinky Boots”

Tory Ross, CCM ’02, has been in some top-rated TV shows, movies and now a Tony-nabbing Broadway show: Kinky Boots. Ross plays Pat and an ensemble role in the play that just grabbed six Tony Awards on June 16, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

Prior to the show opening in April 2013, Ross had appeared in two seasons of the British drama Downton Abbey, which won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama Series and the Banff Television Festival Award for Best Mini-Series. As of spring 2013, Ross’ latest appearance in that show was scheduled to air in the U.S. on Jan. 5, 2014.

Watch clips of Ross’ performances here.

Find out about other famous alumni from the University of Cincinnati courtesy of UC Magazine here.

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CCM Student Marie Bucoy-Calavan Named As Inaugural May Festival Choral Conducting Fellow

Marie Bucoy-Calavan has been named the inaugural recipient of the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship. She will enter her third year of studies in CCM's DMA in Choral Conducting program this fall.

Marie Bucoy-Calavan has been named the inaugural recipient of the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship. She will enter her third year of studies in CCM’s DMA in Choral Conducting program this fall.

We are delighted to report that DMA candidate Marie Bucoy-Calavan has been named the inaugural recipient of the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship. This new position was established thanks to the incredible foresight and generosity of Ginger Warner and was created as part of an ongoing collaboration between the May Festival and CCM’s Department of Choral Studies. Each year, a May Festival Fellow will be selected from CCM’s pool of Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting students and will serve as the Assistant Conductor of the May Festival Chorus.

“The new May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship provides unique professional training for CCM’s doctoral choral conducting students,” explains Director of Choral Studies Earl Rivers, “providing them opportunities to conduct rehearsals, as well as to attend May Festival Board and Artistic Planning meetings to learn how a world-renowned Choral Festival is successfully produced.”

Bucoy-Calavan will begin her duties with the May Festival Chorus next fall. As Assistant Director she will be responsible for running select rehearsals and smaller sectional rehearsals. In addition Bucoy-Calavan will conduct some concerts within the community. Commenting on her appointment, Bucoy-Calavan says, “I am very excited and honored at the chance to have a mentorship with [May Festival Director of Choruses] Robert Porco. I attended the Conducting Masterclass that the May Festival held a year ago, and was inspired by his musical insights and skill for teaching conducting. I look forward to the fall and to the prospect of working with the May Festival Chorus.”

Learn more about the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship.

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CCM’s ‘The Time of Your Life’ Earns Two LCT Nominations

CCM presents 'The Time of Your Life.' Photography by Mark Lyons.

CCM presents ‘The Time of Your Life.’ Photography by Mark Lyons.

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized CCM’s Mainstage Series production of The Time of Your Life with two LCT nominations, for Ensemble in a Play and for scenic design (Mark Halpin). Congratulations to everyone involved with this production!

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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’s ‘Revue Review’ Earns Two LCT Nominations

CCM Resident Musical Director Roger Grodsky.

CCM Resident Musical Director Roger Grodsky.

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized CCM’s Revue Review with two LCT nominations for Direction of a Musical (Roger Grodsky with assistance from students Connor Deane, Julian Decker and Greg Kamp) and Ensemble in a Musical, as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.

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CCM’s Annual Choreographers Showcase Spotlights Dance Student Creations

Photography by Rene Micheo.

Photography by Rene Micheo.

CCM’s Ballet Ensemble presents its 2012 Choreographers’ Showcase on March 10 and 11 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Jiang Qi and Michael Tevlin co-direct this annual event, which consists entirely of student-created works. Admission is free and open to the general public. The concert is dedicated to the memory of CCM dance major Corrine Patterson (1991-2010).

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CCM’s Annual PRISM Concert: A Musical Trip Around the World

CCM's Wind Symphony. Image by UC Photographic Services.

CCM's Wind Symphony. Image by UC Photographic Services.

CCM presents the 15th annual Prism Concert on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium. This concert event features the CCM Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, Percussion Ensemble and many others performing an eclectic mix of music from around the world. Glenn D. Price and Terence Milligan conduct.

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Enjoy An Evening of Classical Guitar Ensemble Music This Tuesday

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Tomorrow night at 8 p.m., the undergraduate Classical Guitar Ensemble presents its spring concert in Patricia Corbett Theater. The program includes solos, duos, trios, quartets and full company pieces from the vast repertoire of classical guitar ensemble music, which dates back to the medieval times. This concert is free and open to the general public.

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