CCM Student Wins Third Prize in Li Delun National Conducting Competition

Jing Huan was awarded third prize in China's first Li Delun National Conducting Competition (photo: Ren Xihai)

CCM student Jing Huan was awarded third prize in China’s first Li Delun National Conducting Competition (photo: Ren Xihai)

Congratulations to CCM doctoral candidate Jing Huan for winning third prize in China’s first Li Delun National Conducting Competition in Qingdao!

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, China Symphony Development Foundation and Qingdao local government, the competition was held from June 18-23, 2012.

Learn more courtesy of Gramophone Magazine here.

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CCM Jazz Student Profiled By Soapbox Cincinnati

Josh Jessen performing with the CCM Jazz Ensemble.

Josh Jessen performing with the CCM Jazz Ensemble.

Congratulations to current CCM student Josh Jessen on his recent Soapbox Cincinnati profile! Jessen is a multi-genre oriented pianist working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies at CCM.

“He’s got it all,” says CCM Adjunct Instructor of Jazz and “living guru of big band drumming” John Von Ohlen. “He can write his own ticket if that’s what he wants to do.”

You can view the entire Soapbox Cincinnati feature here.

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CCM Students Give Back To The Community With Cincinnati Out Reach Music Project

Cincinnati’s Fox 19 recently profiled the Cincinnati Out Reach (COR) Music Project, an after-school program co-founded and directed by CCM graduate students Deron Hall and Louisa Shepherd.

“COR Music Project aligns my professional arena with my personal arena as far as the things I am most interested in,” Hall explains. “I have a really strong interest in using the arts to change lives.”

Read Fox 19’s feature here.

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Getting to Know UC Cincinnatus Presidential Scholarship Recipients Michael Dudley and Christa Iwu

Two CCM students are among the University of Cincinnati’s 13 incoming freshmen awarded full, $88,000 Cincinnatus Presidential scholarships. Since 1997, UC’s Cincinnatus Scholarship Program has provided different levels of awards for academic achievement, leadership and commitment to community service. As part of their scholarship commitment, each scholarship recipient will perform 30 hours of community service each year. The full, $88,000 awards cover tuition, fees, room and board and books.

Michael Dudley and Christa Iwu recently spoke with UC’s Dawn Fuller about why they chose UC’s College-Conservatory of music to pursue their studies.

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CCM Students Present Two Rarely Performed Mozart Operas June 9 and 10

 

This Saturday and Sunday, the CCM student-organized Projekt Wolfgang will present two rarely performed Mozart operas, Bastien und Bastienne (1768) and Der Schauspieldirektor (1786), at the Hoffner Lodge in Northside. Each performance will feature accompaniment by the Queen City Chamber Opera Orchestra. Antoine-François López and Isaac Selya conduct.

Admission to the double-bill performance is free. Projekt Wolfgang will be accepting donations at the door for Music for Youth in Cincinnati (MYCincinnati), an El Sistema inspired program using classical music to transform the lives of children in Price Hill.

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CCM Students and Alumni Perform At Contemporary Arts Center On April 26

The Cincinnati-based new music project Makr, comprised of current and former CCM students Suzanna Barnes, Brodie Johnson, Eddy Kwon and Josh Ulrich.

The Cincinnati-based new music project Makr, comprised of current and former CCM students Suzanna Barnes, Brodie Johnson, Eddy Kwon and Josh Ulrich.

Tomorrow evening, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center will present a unique performance by the Cincinnati-based quartet Makr. Comprised of current and former CCM students  Suzanna Barnes, Brodie Johnson, Eddy Kwon and Josh Ulrich, Makr will take on “In iij. Noct.,” – a demanding piece by the acclaimed Austrian modern composer Georg Friedrich Haas – in complete darkness.

The Quartet will see neither their music nor their fellow performers, seated as far apart from one another as possible in the four corners of the room, surrounding the audience.

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Musical America Names CCM Student as ‘New Artist of the Month’ for March 2012

Artist Diploma candidate Yi Li with Mark Gibson and the CCM Philharmonia.

Artist Diploma candidate Yi Li with Mark Gibson and the CCM Philharmonia.

Congratulations to first-year Artist Diploma candidate Yi Li for being named “New Artist of the Month” by Musical America! Each month, Musical America spotlights an important emerging talent with an in-depth profile. You can view Li’s profile here.

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CCM Student Named First Recipient of the Merola Opera Program’s Zheng Cao Opera Fund Award

Congratulations to CCM’s Yi Li, tenor, for being named the inaugural recipient of the Merola Opera Program‘s Zheng Cao Opera Fund award!

Each summer, this fund will sponsor one incoming Merola artist: either an Asian/Pacific artist or a mezzo-soprano. In addition to covering the artist’s training and housing costs, the Zheng Cao Fund will provide the additional funding needed to cover visa and travel costs associated with bringing an Asian/Pacific artist to San Francisco.

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CCM Student Composer Wins The Atlanta Opera’s 24 Hour Opera Project Competition

CCM DMA student Jennifer Jolley.

CCM DMA student Jennifer Jolley.

Jennifer Jolley, a DMA student in CCM’s Composition Department, claimed honors from both the judges and audience in The Atlanta Opera’s 24 Hour Opera Project. Jolley’s ten-minute opera, Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens, with a libretto by Vynnie Meli, was written in twelve hours Friday night and early Saturday morning, and performed to a standing room only crowd in Atlanta Saturday night.

As previously reported, Jolley and fellow CCM student Jonathan Stinson were two of just five composers selected from across the country to compete in the competition.

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