CCM Announces New Community Engagement Initiatives Fueled by 2012-13 ArtsWave Grant

January 11
12:10 PM 2013
CCM Announces New Community Engagement Initiatives Fueled by 2012-13 ArtsWave Grant

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced several new collaborations supported by a grant from ArtsWave. Awarded in June 2012, CCM's $50,000 ArtsWave Community Partnership grant was designed to develop mutually beneficial projects that will advance both organizations' goals for the community and the arts sector.

ArtsWave's generous support will help CCM enhance its current collaborative relationship with the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and will also allow CCM to formalize new partnerships with several community outreach programs, almost all of which were initiated by CCM faculty, students or alumni.

These partnerships are designed to provide under-served geographies and populations in Cincinnati with direct access to CCM faculty and alumni, along with students, staff and administrators. The initial community partners include:

SCPA - ArtsWave funding will allow CCM to expand its collaborative relationship with SCPA, creating new opportunities for SCPA students to:
receive assistance from faculty members of both CCM and the CCM Preparatory Department (CCM Prep), who will help guide students through college application requirements, prepare for auditions and more.
audition before a "mock" panel of CCM faculty and administrators to help students prepare for college entrance.
collaborate with CCM on joint performances.

The Cincinnati Out Reach (COR) Music Project - ArtsWave funding will help CCM support the COR Music Project's teaching artists.

Music for Youth in Cincinnati (MYCincinnati) - ArtsWave funding will help CCM support MYCincinnati's string quartet, the Price Hill String Quartet, which is comprised of two MYCincinnati directors and two current CCM students.

Queen City Chamber Opera - ArtsWave funding will help CCM support future performances of the opera company, beginning with the Jan. 26-27, 2013, double bill of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Zaide and Carl Maria von Weber's Abu Hassan.

Whiz Kids - ArtsWave funding will help CCM Prep bring its collaboration with Whiz Kids to three area schools: Chase Elementary School in Northside, Rees E. Price Academy in East Price Hill and John P. Parker School in Madisonville. Grant dollars will fund workshops, curriculum and CCM students to facilitate the program.

Learn more about CCM's ArtsWave Community Partnership grant by visiting

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