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String Symposium and More Set for University of Cincinnati's CCM 2013 Summer Programs

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced an exciting lineup of summer programs for 2013. Students from around the world have the opportunity to work with CCM's world-class faculty and renowned guest artists while in residence at the state-of-the-art CCM Village.

These high caliber summer opportunities are open to CCM and non-CCM students alike. For a full list of summer programs organized by discipline, visit ccm.uc.edu/summer.

CCM's 2013 summer programs include:

The CCM String Symposium will present its inaugural summer season from tonight, May 20 through the 31st. Under the direction of CCM Professor of Viola Catharine Carroll, the festival is open to students from around the world and showcases all things strings. The String Symposium presents opportunities for talents ranging from high school to post graduate, including performances by world-class faculty and guest artists including acclaimed violinist Chee-Yun, private lessons, master classes, lectures, seminars and chamber and orchestral activities. Learn more about the CCM String Symposium by visiting ccm.uc.edu/summer/strings.

Continuing on the overwhelming success of last summer's Making Mozart workshop, 2013 will see CCM Realizing Rossini from June 17 - July 6, a three-week intensive for conductors, singers and accompanists under the direction of CCM Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson and an internationally acclaimed faculty. This workshop focuses on the craft of Italian opera and culminates in semi-staged performances of Gioachino Rossini IL Barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola. Learn more about Realizing Rossini by visiting ccm.uc.edu/summer/realizing_rossini.

For the first time, CCM will offer a workshop specifically for undergraduate singers with a focus on Italian repertoire. Led by CCM Professor of Voice and Performance Studies Division Head David Adams, CCM Opera Studio provides younger singers with Italian instruction, group classes, scenes preparation, voice lessons, coachings, performances and collaboration with the concurrent Rossini workshop. The workshop runs from June 17 - July 6. Learn more about CCM's Opera Studio by visiting ccm.uc.edu/summer/opera_studio.

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