Archive for April, 2012

Meals

If you are staying in a hotel, breakfast may be included.  Click here to see a list of the housing options available for each workshop.

EATING OUT:

University of Cincinnati Dining Services offers daily, all-you-care-to-eat meal services in a comfortable setting at the following times and prices:

BREAKFAST (7 – 8:30 am): $5.72

LUNCH (11 am – 1 pm): $8.79

DINNER (5 – 6:30 pm): $10.30

3-meal discount: $24.02

Brunch & Dinner are served on weekends.

Meals will be served at Market Point in Calhoun Hall, right next to CCM.  Market Point offers wi-fi internet access and accepts cash and credit card for payment.

In addition to UC Dining, there is a Starbucks housed within CCM, along with several eateries within walking distance of CCM, including (this is by no means an exhaustive list):

  • Tangeman University Center
  • Potbelly
  • Panera
  • Currito
  • Chipotle
  • Arbee’s
  • 5 Guys Burgers
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Cilantro (Vietnamese)
  • Tea N Bowl
  • Maki Express (sushi)
  • Red Pepper (Chinese)
  • Penn Station
  • Floyd’s (Mediterranean)
  • Myra’s (Vegetarian/Mediterranean)
  • Thai Express
  • Chicago Gyro

Visit Cincinnati USA or Urban Spoon for a more complete listing of restaurants, cuisines, and distance from CCM.

GROCERY SHOPPING:

Click here to see a list of grocery shopping options in Clifton, a few minutes by bus (take the 17, 18, or 19 lines), or also within walking distance (about 15-20 minutes from CCM).  There is also a Kroger right next to the UC campus.  If you have a car, Queen City Kroger on Kennard Avenue is a few minutes from campus.

FARTHER AFIELD:

If you have some extra time on the weekend, you might consider visiting downtown (17, 18 or 19 lines from UC) for a plethora of dining options as well as a visit to historic Findlay Market.  Or you might want to check out Northside (as featured in The New York Times) for a variety of eclectic restaurants and cafes, and Picnic and Pantry micro-market.  Cheap, good eats can be found at: Melt, Take the Cake, The Don’s Pizza Lounge, Blue Jay Restaurant.

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Housing Information

The following information is for participants of CCM Summer Workshops.  All workshop participants are responsible for booking and paying for their housing on their own.  You may not book housing through the CCM Summer Programs office.

Accent12:

For information on Accent12 housing, please click here to visit the Accent12 website.

Art of the Piano:

University Housing – Campus Recreation Center (CRC)

Suite-style offering 2 single bedrooms, a small common area, and one shared restroom. Co-ed floors.

Price: $32/night/person

Includes:

  • linens
  • microwaves and mini-fridges in each room
  • wireless internet and hard-wired data jacks

*Parking is not included and must be booked and paid for separately through Conferences & Events Services.

A booking link will be available after May 1.

You may also want to consider subletting an apartment for your stay.  We recommend using Padmapper or Craig’s List to find listings that will fit your needs.

Conducting Mozart:

SESSION I:

Hampton Inn

$109/night – double room ($54.50/person/night if you share)

Includes:

  • two queen beds
  • daily breakfast (choice of hot breakfast at hotel or on-the-go breakfast bag)
  • free wi-fi in common areas
  • free hi-speed internet access in room
  • workout facilities
  • free parking

To book, or for more information, click here.

University Housing – Stratford Heights

A village complex with 20 houses and a residence hall, Tower Hall. All spaces are 4-person suites. Most are 2 double bedrooms with a connecting bathroom, and others are single bedroom suites for 4 people, with a suite bathroom.

Price: $32/night/person (shared rooms)

Includes:

  • linens
  • microwaves and mini-fridges in each room
  • wireless internet and hard-wired data jacks

*Parking is not included and must be booked and paid for separately through Conferences & Events Services.

A booking link will be available after May 1.

SESSION II:

Hampton Inn

Cost: $109/night – double room ($54.50/person/night if you share)

Includes:

  • two queen beds
  • daily breakfast (choice of hot breakfast at hotel or on-the-go breakfast bag)
  • free wi-fi in common areas
  • free hi-speed internet access in room
  • workout facilities
  • free parking

To book, or for more information, click here.

You may also want to consider subletting an apartment for your stay.  We recommend using Padmapper or Craig’s List to find listings that will fit your needs.


Call for baritones

Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, 2006

Singing Mozart Opera is seeking baritones for Le nozze di Figaro.

Participants will work 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), and Marie-France Lefebvre (Metropolitan Opera; CCM).  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

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

Application:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/SINGINGMOZART
materials needed

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

AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

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


Now accepting applications for Assistantships

Accent12 will award on full tuition assitantship to a composition student who will act as a coordinator for the composition seminar during the festival.  Applicants need to have to availability in the month preceding the festival, and must be organized, reliable and committed to the success of the seminar.  to apply for the assistantship, please add the following to your application package:

  • Complete resume
  • Brief statement explaining why you qualify
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

We will begin reviewing applications for assistantships on April 27.


Now accepting applications for Fellowships

Accent12 will award full tuition fellowships to one college and one graduate pre-formed string quartet or piano trio.  The two selected ensembles will perform in a special recital and will have leadership roles in Accent 12.  To apply for a fellowship, please send all individual application materials in one envelope and also include:

  • The quartet or piano trio’s resume
  • Individual players’ resumes
  • A brief statement explaining why you feel you qualify
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

We will begin reviewing applications for fellowships on April 20.


Call for pianists

Accent12 is currently looking for two outstanding pianists to work in ensembles with our renowned faculty.  Repertoire includes Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34; Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44; Schubert “Trout” Quintet in A Major, D. 667.

To apply, click here.


Accent12 welcomes renowned violist Atar Arad

Accent12 is thrilled to welcome renowned violist Atar Arad as a 2012 faculty-artist.  Arad, formerly of the Cleveland Quartet, has collaborated with such luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Mstislav Rostropovich and Jaime Laredo, to name a few.  Arad has recorded for CBS, RCA and Telarc, and has taught at Aspen, Eastman School of Music, Shepherd School of Music (Rice University), and is currently professor of music at Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University).  Accent12 students will interact with Arad during performance and master classes.