CCM MFA Student Alan Hanson Wins iSquint and Stage Directions’ 2013 Lighting Design Competition

"Chess" runs Oct. 25 - 28 in UC's Corbett Auditorium. Photography by Mark Lyons.

“Chess” runs Oct. 25 – 28 in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Photography by Mark Lyons.
Tickets on sale now! Visit ccm.uc.edu for more information. Photography by Mark Lyons.

We are thrilled to announce that CCM class of 2013 MFA Lighting Design student Alan Hanson has won the 2013 Student Lighting Design Competition organized by online entertainment lighting industry publication iSquint and theatre art and technology journal Stage Directions!

Hanson’s lighting design for CCM’s Fall 2012 Mainstage Series production of Chess took the title in this third annual competition, which offers a valuable prize package of lighting software and literature.

View a slideshow of Hanson’s award winning work on Chess here.

The Student Lighting Design Competition is sponsored by lighting technology companies City Theatrical, Nemetschek Vectorworks and Field Template Soft Symbols, and is judged by leading experts in the lighting design field and developers of the software entrants must use to create their design entries. Visit iSquint.net to learn more about this competition.

Congratulations to Alan on this exciting award!

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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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Concert Program Change: Nov. 13 Eminent Scholar Series Performance

The Amernet String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. tonight, Nov. 13.

The Amernet String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. tonight, Nov. 13.

CCM Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music James Tocco will not be performing at this evening’s Eminent Scholar Recital. The Amernet String Quartet will still perform as scheduled. Revised event details follow:

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
• Eminent Scholar Series •
Guest Artists the Amernet String Quartet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

View an updated list of CCM’s November and December events 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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CCM Now Accepting Applications For Accent12 Chamber Music Festival

Applications are now being accepted for Accent12, CCM’s annual chamber music festival for young artists. Instrumentalists and composers from throughout the country will convene in beautiful CCM Village for this festival, which runs June 10–16, 2012.

Accent12 provides college-age and graduate artists with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of chamber music of the past and present through performance, master classes and the opportunity to work with remarkable faculty-artists.

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Looking Back At CCM’s Original Production of ‘Into the Woods’

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In anticipation of this month’s anniversary production of Into the Woods, we present a look back at CCM’s 1991 production of Into the Woods, the show that celebrated the initial creation of CCM’s endowed chair of Musical Theatre.

CCM Musical Theatre is the oldest program of its kind in the country. Established in 1969, the innovative program was used by the National Association of Schools of Theatre in formulating the guidelines for accreditation of musical theatre programs nationwide.

Likewise, at the time of its inception in 1991, the Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre was the only academic chair of its kind in the United States, the American equivalent of the Chair in Musical Theatre endowed by Cameron Macintosh in honor of Stephen Sondheim at Oxford one year later.

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CCM Offers New Undergraduate Major in Commercial Music Production

CCM is now accepting applications for an innovative new bachelor of music degree in Commercial Music Production (CMP) that will be offered beginning fall semester 2012. This unique program combines core training in music theory, composition, arranging and musicianship with recording studio techniques, commercial music, songwriting, film scoring and media technologies.

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