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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CCM Musical Theatre Students Join Nick Lachey to Promote Cincinnati: The City that Sings!

CCM Musical Theatre students (left to right) Blaine Kraus, Noah Rickets, Kimber Sprawl, Stephanie Cain, Max Clayton and Catherine Helm joined Nick Lachey for a promotional video shoot in April 2012.

CCM Musical Theatre students (left to right) Blaine Kraus, Noah Rickets, Kimber Sprawl, Stephanie Cain, Max Clayton and Catherine Helm joined Nick Lachey (center) for a promotional video shoot in April 2012.

This past weekend, students from CCM’s Musical Theatre program joined Cincinnati-native and 1992 graduate of the School for Creative & Performing Arts Nick Lachey to film a segment for a music video promoting Cincinnati as “The City that Sings.”

Cincinnati City Council Member Laure Quinlivan is producing the video, which will feature a variety of local celebrities and arts organizations.

Read Paul McKibben’s coverage of the shoot for the Cincinnati Enquirer here.

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