CCM Offers New Summer Master’s in Music Education Degree for Active Teachers

CCM is now accepting applications for a new master’s degree in Music Education that will be offered beginning in June 2018. Designed for those who want to remain active in the classroom while continuing their education, the practical degree program can be completed in three summers and provides a high-quality, individualized curriculum for all music teachers.

CCM Associate Professor of Music Education Eva Floyd.

CCM Associate Professor of Music Education Eva Floyd.

Core music education course work focuses on the development of music mastery and advanced pedagogy, and students can choose from a wide range of electives to expand their areas of expertise. Each summer course load consists of a 5-week term with schedules that provide free time in the afternoon to study, practice and maintain personal or professional commitments.

CCM Master’s in Music Education students have the opportunity to refresh their piano skills, study conducting, or advance their performance techniques through applied study. All courses are led by CCM’s world-renowned faculty, with experts from multiple divisions of the college.

The master’s in Music Education program also features enrichment opportunities unique to the summer curriculum, including Orff-Schulwerk or Kodály certifications for music teachers and study-abroad experiences.

All courses occur in person and require residency in Cincinnati for five weeks each summer.

Core Music Education:

  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Sociology and Psychology
  • History and Philosophy
  • Intro to Scholarship (Research)

Core Music Studies:

  • Theory Fundamentals (Piano-based)
  • Graduate Musicianship
  • Intro to Ethnomusicology
  • School Music Literature
  • Ensembles or Applied Lessons

Specialized Electives:

  • Choral Music
  • Conducting
  • Classroom Music (K-12)
  • Instrumental (Band, Orchestra, Jazz)
  • Musical Theatre
  • Pedagogy
  • Strings
  • Technology for Music Teaching
  • Urban Music Education

Capstone Project or Exam

  • Curriculum Design Project
  • Oral and Comprehensive Exam

Apply by June 1, 2018 in order to enroll in the inaugural semester of CCM’s new master’s in Music Education program; courses begin in June 2018.

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in music education (or equivalent) and have a minimum of two years full-time teaching experience.

Application materials include a copy of current teaching license as certified music teacher, a current curriculum vitae or resume, a written philosophy of teaching, submission of “best piece” writing sample, a teaching video or a live/recorded audition and two letters of recommendation. Learn more at

For application information, please contact CCM Admissions at 513-556-9478 or email

For more information about the new graduate program, contact CCM Music Education Division Head Ann Porter at 513-556-9527 or email

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CCM’s Faculty Artist Series Resumes This Month With Free Performances By World-Class Musicians

Pat Linhart and Julie Spangler open CCM's Spring Faculty Artist Series with a performance on Sunday, Jan. 18.

Pat Linhart and Julie Spangler open CCM’s Spring Faculty Artist Series with a performance on Sunday, Jan. 18.

CCM’s acclaimed faculty artists receive the spotlight in a series of free public performances this semester.

CCM’s Spring Faculty Artist Series begins with Pat Linhart and Julie Spangler’s annual cabaret concert on Sunday, Jan. 18, and concludes with a performance by Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology Tsun-Hui Hung, showcasing the erhu (Chinese fiddle) on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Each concert in this series is free and open to the general public, offering audiences the chance to hear recitals by world-class artists in CCM’s stunning performance halls.

Please refer to the listings below for a complete schedule and additional performance information.

Event Information
All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

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 for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit


4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18
Pat Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano

Come help Pat and Julie celebrate a BIG birthday for Pat. How old is she? “Somewhere between 40 and Death.” A fun afternoon of celebration, reflection and just plain craziness that only Pat and Julie can provide!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE

4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25
Amy Johnson, soprano
Kenneth Shaw, bass-baritone
Marie-France Lefebvre, piano

BRAHMS: Drei Duette, Op. 20
SCHOENBERG: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 1
CHARPENTIER: Selections from Poèmes chantés
CHAUSSON: Deux Duos, Op. 11
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2
Rodney Stucky, lute and Baroque guitar
Mary Stucky, mezzo-soprano

The music of 17th century Spain, England and the Netherlands will be on display as Rodney and Mary Stucky perform the works of Jan Sweelinck, Nicolas Vallet, Francisco Guerau, Robert Johnson and José Marín.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3
Randy Bowman, flute
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8
Piotr Milewski, violin
Sandra Rivers, piano

BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 78
WIENIAWSKI: Kujawiak in A Minor (1853)
WIENIAWSKI: Deux Mazurkas, Op. 19, No. 1 (“Obertass”)
FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major
Arr. MILESWSKI: “Romance” (from Jeux interdits)
Arr. MILESWSKI: “On the Busy Train” (from the film Zakazane Piosenki)
TCHAIKOVSKY (Arr. MILESWSKI): “Neapolitan” (from Children’s Album, Op. 39)
ABREAU (Arr. MILEWSKI): Tico-Tico no fubá 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10
CCM Faculty Jazztet
Featuring Craig Bailey, James Bunte and Rick VanMatre, saxophone; Scott Belck, trumpet; Marc Fields, trombone; Russell Burge, vibraphone; James E. Smith, guitar; Phil DeGreg, piano; Aaron Jacobs, bass; Art Gore and John Von Ohlen, drums
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16
Ellen Harrison, composition
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17
The Original Phil DeGreg and Friends
CCM celebrates the career of Professor of Jazz Studies Phil DeGreg with a concert of music composed by the faculty artist! DeGreg will be joined by guest artists Rick VanMatre, Rusty Burge, Kim Pensyl, Scott Belck, Marc Fields, Craig Bailey and more for this very special event.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22
Tsun-Hui Hung, erhu (Chinese fiddle)
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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CCM Faculty Honored During UC’s 2013 Faculty Award Ceremony

The University of Cincinnati has announced its 2013 All-University Faculty Award Winners and we are delighted to report that this year’s honorees include three CCM faculty members! Congratulations to Douglas Knehans, bruce d. mcclung and Miguel A. Roig-Francolí.

Learn more about their respective awards below:

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