Archive for February, 2012

Singing Mozart Opera

We are thrilled to announce an exclusive opportunity to participate in Singing Mozart, two 2-week intensive sessions devoted to the art of singing Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte.  Working with an internationally renowned faculty led by Mark Gibson and including Arthur Fagen (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music), David Adams (CCM), Ben Smith (Seattle Opera; CCM Spoleto; Baldwin Wallace College) and Ken Weiss (Washington National Opera; CCM Spoleto), singers will have:

*   daily Italian instruction
*   daily coachings with master coaches and student conductors
*   nightly staging sessions
*   performance in concert with orchestra

The two sessions are as follows:
July 23 – August 4          Le Nozze di Figaro
July 31 – August 11        Così fan tutte

Figaro: Saturday, August 4
Così: Saturday, August 11

materials needed

*   audio documentation
*   application fee of $25, payable to University of Cincinnati


Please submit an aria from the role(s) for which you want to be considered.  In the case of Marcellina or Basilio, please submit a Mozart aria of your choice.

Deadline:  Applications must be received by Monday, March 5, 2012

Sara Danner Dukic, CCM Summer Programs
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Conducting Mozart Opera

Course: CONDUCTING MOZART OPERA: Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte

Dates: July 23-August 11, 2012

Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music



Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM

Arthur Fagen, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University


David Adams, CCM – Italian Language and Style

Ken Weiss, Washington National Opera – Coaching

Ben Smith, Director of Opera, Baldwin-Wallace University – Directing

Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera conducting.  Up to 20 conductors and pianists will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience.  Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM and Arthur Fagen, internationally renowned opera conductor, students will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching masterclasses.  Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals, culminating in concert performances of excerpts from two of Mozart’s greatest works, performed either in the acoustically perfect Corbett Auditorium or all’aperto in the piazza of the CCM Village (weather permitting).

There will be two sessions, running concurrently:

July 23 – August 4                  Le Nozze di Figaro

July 30 – August 11                  Così fan tutte

Please visit


Email a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments, in addition to the items below, to

Conductors – video documentation (links via YouTube or Vimeo preferred)
Pianist/Coaches – audio documentation (link via YouSendIt preferred)

If you cannot send links to your audition materials, please submit a DVD or CD with your application fee.

Application fee ($40, check or wire transfer made payable to “University of Cincinnati”) to:

Conducting Mozart
CCM Summer Programs
Attn: Sara Danner Dukic, Manager
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH  45221-0003


Contact the Office of the Treasurer for instructions and be sure to reference “Conducting Mozart” in the payment.

Telephone: 513.556.4510

No applications will be considered without payment of the application fee.

Tuition:                   Conductors – $3000/two weeks

Pianist/Coaches – $2000/two weeks

Deadline:                  Applications must be received by Monday, April 2nd, 2012.  All applicants will be notified by Monday, April 16th, of their status.  Half of the tuition fee will be due by Tuesday, May 1st in order to secure placement in the course.

CCM Prague

In the summer of 2011 a record number of participants converged in Prague for the CCM Prague International Piano Institute for an unforgettable ten days of beautiful music, life-long friendships, and a renewed commitment to their musical endeavors.  Participants have lesson with five different faculty artists, daily master classes, recital performances, faculty discussion groups, and individual sessions with renowned psychologist Carl Schwartz on maximizing performance potential.  Testimonials from past participants describe experiences that provided greater clarity and sense of purpose in the musical pursuits.

For more information, visit CCM Prague’s website, or contact Eugene Pridonoff.

Art of the Piano

June 18 – July 1, 2012

Over 70 hours of classes with the world’s most sought-after teachers

Limited to 24 students, the Art of the Piano is the place to perfect your competition and recital repertoire.  Perform in three, 45-minute masterclasses with some of the world’s most sought-after teachers and artists, and enjoy Ann Schein, Tamas Vasary & Awadagin Pratt, Robert Weirich and Wonmi Kim in recital.  In addition to the masterclasses, you will perform in one of four student recitals (all of your performances will be available on DVD).  You also will have the rare opportunity to receive advice and share in the stories and anecdotes of our guest faculty during our popular roundtable lunches and discussions.

Do you need help maximizing your performance potential on stage? Paul Alexander, Offensive Line Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, and author of Perform, will be with us to give an engaging and illuminating presentation.  His talks, which have been presented to artist managers around the country, illustrate the similarities in process and execution between musicians and athletes.  After all is it Leon Fleisher who proclaims us the ” athletes of the little muscles.”  Alexander’s presence during the first week will allow you to try the ideas and concepts during the second.

In all, over 70 hours of classes, over 10 hours of recitals; endless hours of illumination and wonderment.

The program’s esteemed faculty includes:

Awadagin Pratt, Artistic Director

Michael Chertock

Frederic Chiu

Wonmi Kim

Myong-Joo Lee

Ann Schein

Nelita True

Tamas Vasary

Robert Weirich

Faculty and aspects of the workshop are subject to change.

All classes will be in the beautiful Robert J. Werner Recital Hall at CCM, and pianists will have their choice of two-year old Hamburg or New York Steinways.

For more information, click here or contact Awadagin Pratt or Sara Danner Dukic (CCM Summer Programs).


The application deadline is May 1.

In addition to your online application, we need the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Audio Audition
  • $65 Application Fee
  • Your CCM audition can be used as an audition for the program.

Links to audition materials via YouTube, Vimeo, or YouSendIt are preferred, though you may also send a CD or DVD.

Please submit two works of contrasting styles for your audition.

Email your resume as a PDF attachment and/or your audition links to Sara Danner Dukic

The application fee must paid by check or wire transfer to University of Cincinnati (for a wire transfer, make sure it is marked as “Art of the Piano”)

Please send your $65 application fee and audition materials (if applicable) to:
Art of the Piano
CCM Summer Programs
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

Contact the Office of the Treasurer for instructions and be sure to reference “Art of the Piano” in the payment.

Telephone: 513.556.4510

*You are responsible for any charges incurred by your bank for initiating electronic wire transfers.


  • Non-refundable application fee: $65
  • Tuition: $800
  • Housing and meals are separate
  • Scholarships are available


Accent12 is a Chamber Music and New Music Festival in which participants have the opportunity to perform alongside internationally recognized artist-faculty. Private instrumental instruction is also offered with select members of the CCM faculty and with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. This seven-day intensive program showcases its participants and faculty in side-by-side public performances of chamber music repertoire. Daily master classes with our artist-faculty provide further performance opportunities. The New Music Division of Accent12 includes a daily composition seminar with our composer in residence and the opportunity for participating composers to have a piece performed during the Festival. Accent12 is open to college, graduate and post-graduate students in composition, stringed instruments and piano. Accent12 takes place at CCM from June 10 to June 16, 2012, and presents daily master classes and late-afternoon concerts open to the public free of charge. It can be taken for one or two graduate or undergraduate credits.

For more information, visit or contact Dorotea Vismara

CCM Summer Programs

From learning the craft of conducting and singing Mozart opera, to intensive courses in the beautiful city of Prague, CCM Summer Programs offers a range of opportunities for students from around the globe.  These programs are open to all students, not only those currently enrolled at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

To see the specific offerings, please use the drop-down menu to the right, or the menu at the top.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you this summer!