CCM Prep Presents Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’ April 26-27

LittleMermaid1004732The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) proudly presents Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. at 8 p.m. on both Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Karie-Lee Sutherland directs, with musical direction by Rebecca Childs and choreography by Elaine Eckstein.

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Cincinnati Children’s Choir Celebrates 20th Anniversary with March 9 Concert

Cincinnati Children's Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM Prep.

Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM Prep.

CCM is proud to present the Cincinnati Children’s Choir‘s 20th anniversary concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in Corbett Auditorium.

This special event performance will celebrate 20 years of choral artistry and education by the Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC). More than 300 young voices will take part, joined by special guest Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project. The concert will feature works commissioned to celebrate the CCC’s anniversary in addition to classical, folk and world music repertoire.

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Two CCM Prep Violinists to Perform with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Left to right: Christina Nam, Robert Treviño and Skye Park.

Left to right: Christina Nam, Robert Treviño and Skye Park.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Wednesday, March 20, two students from the CCM Preparatory Department (CCM Prep) will perform the first movement of Bach’s concerto for two violins on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s A Family of Strings program!

The students, Skye Park of Lexington, KY and Christina Nam of West Chester, OH, are from CCM’s Starling Preparatory String Project and are studying with CCM faculty member Kurt Sassmannshaus.

The concert is part of the CSO’s Young People’s Concerts series, and will feature CSO musicians under Associate Conductor Robert Treviño. Park and Nam performed the same work last summer at the Great Wall International Music Festival in Beijing and the performance was broadcast in November on NPR‘s From the Top.

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CCM Prep Announces 2013 Summer Programs

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The CCM Preparatory Department (CCM Prep) is proud to announce its 2013 summer programs. Opportunities are available for students of all ages to discover and expand their artistic abilities!

This year, CCM will host its first Summer Arts Immersion program for high school students. This program is ideal for both local and out-of-town students who want to experience the excellent faculty and outstanding facilities at CCM. Students may wish to experience dorm life by staying in the nearby residence halls, fully chaperoned by CCM Prep staff. One- and two-week options are available in Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance, Voice, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Saxophone, Chamber Music and String Orchestra. The Summer Arts Immersion program runs from June 10-22, 2013. Complete information including costs, registration and audition information is available here.

Many opportunities abound in CCM Prep’s Jump In program for younger students, as well as adult learners. These one- and two-week opportunities offer beginning and more advanced students the chance to dance, sing, act and play music. Two Jump In programs are inclusive and welcome special learners: “World Drumming” and “You Can Uke,” directed by CCM Prep faculty member and music therapist Mimi Sinclair. Adults can also take advantage of this program’s drop-in classes scheduled for Thursday nights. Learn more here.

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CCM’s ‘A Moveable Feast’ Returns on Jan. 18, 2013!

A star is born at CCM's 2013 Moveable Feast!

Cincinnati’s premiere fundraiser returns in early 2013 when CCM presents “A Moveable Feast!”

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, and this year’s “Feast” celebrates the theme “A Star is Born.”

A star-powered showcase of CCM’s world-class performing and media arts programs and state-of-the-art facilities, the fundraiser features samplings of artistic and culinary delights throughout CCM Village. Guests can enjoy backstage tours and plan their own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student entertainment, including Jazz, Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Drama, Dance, Orchestra and Chamber Winds performances, along with E-Media video productions and performances by students from CCM’s Preparatory Department. This year’s artistic menu also includes a performance by CCM’s Steel Drum Band and entertainment by local CCM Alumni.

The evening’s program will begin in Corbett Auditorium with a prelude performance featuring the Jazz Ensemble and dancers from CCM’s Musical Theatre program. The “Feast” will conclude with a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Cocktails and dinner-by-the-bite provided by Jeff Thomas Catering will be served throughout the evening. Learn more about “A Moveable Feast” by visiting http://ccm.uc.edu/support/events.

You can also experience some highlights from last year’s “Feast” courtesy of iSPYCINCY by visiting http://www.ispycincy.com/ccms-a-moveable-feast.

Event Time
6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18

Location
CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to “A Moveable Feast” are on sale now:

  • Current Friends of CCM Member Tickets: $50
  • Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $35
  • General Public Tickets: $75 (ticket price includes a Friends of CCM membership)
  • Patron Host Tickets: $125 (ticket price includes raffle ticket and parking)

Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at ccm.uc.edu/support/events or by calling 513-556-2100. Event proceeds raised by the Friends of CCM, a group of 600 volunteers and an active board, support student scholarships for CCM “stars of tomorrow.”

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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Students From CCM’s Starling Program Featured on NPR’s ‘From the Top’

This month, NPR‘s popular program From the Top will feature students from CCM’s Starling String Project, who were taped at the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing last summer.

From the Top host Christopher O’Riley travelled to China to tape two concerts led by CCM’s Kurt Sassmannshaus, which will air at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 on Cincinnati’s WGUC (90.9 FM)!

Learn more courtesy of Janelle Gelfand and the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s “Arts in Focus” blog here.

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CCM Video: Welcome To CCM Prep

Welcome to CCM Prep, the intersection of process, practice and performance that brings the resources of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music to the entire community.

CCM Prep is designed to provide a wide range of performing-arts experiences, from private lessons to full classes, with performing opportunities from beginners’ solo recitals to polished orchestra, stage and dance productions with full casts and crews. If you can imagine it, CCM Prep can help you get there.

Learn more about CCM Prep’s 2012-13 offerings here.

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CCM Prep Announces 2012-13 Program Details

The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) is proud to announce its 2012-13 programming. CCM Prep provides students of all ages with individual lessons and classes in music, dance and theatre arts.

CCM Prep also provides local communities with performances, workshops and educational opportunities.

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Assistant Dean of CCM Prep Featured in Current Issue of ‘Cincy Chic’

"We have amazing students of all ages and abilities, and they perform over 100 times a year throughout the area," explains CCM Prep Assistant Dean Amy Dennison.

“We have amazing students of all ages and abilities, and they perform over 100 times a year throughout the area,” explains CCM Prep Assistant Dean Amy Dennison.

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.

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