Follow the link above to the Metropolitan Opera National Council Ohio District page.
Please see the links below for the Promotional & Archival Photo Schedule for the entire 2011-12 CCM production season.
2011-12 CCM Productions Photo Call Schedule.PDF
Student resources from Paulette Maria Penzvalto, President, UC Graduate Student Governance Association
Students in need of travel funds may apply for funding from GSGA (up to $400 a year). These funds are consistently available, so I encourage CCM students to exhaust their department funds prior to applying to us.
Also, please take a moment check out the Freesource (
) for more ideas about how graduate students, as well as undergraduates, can access free resources to help improve quality of life during their tenure at UC. I hope that you will share this with all students who may approach you expressing financial need.
Thirdly, the GSGA is partnering with the Center for Community Engagement to establish UC’s first graduate student-dedicated volunteerism platform, called GAPS (Graduates Assisting Public Scholarship). GAPS would be a terrific asset to CCM by giving students the opportunities to perform in the community, in an outreach setting.
There are links to all of these services on the Freesource.
Paulette Maria Penzvalto
President, Graduate Student Governance Association
683 Steger Student Life Center
The application deadline for Cincinnati Opera’s Young Artist and Education Touring Programs is this Sunday, October 2. Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested.
2012 Summer Season
I Pagliacci/Gianni Schicci
Porgy and Bess
In order to be considered for our Education Touring Programs, applicants must fill out the online application form.
2012 Education Touring Programs
Opera Redux: Porgy and Bess (Winter 2012)
Little Red Riding Hood (Spring 2012)
Immediately following the October 2 deadline, singers interested in a chorus-only audition may call to sign up for that audition. No application or fee is necessary for chorus-only auditions.
Auditions will be October 26, 28, 29, and 30 in Cincinnati, and October 27 in Lexington, KY.
I am happy to answer any questions.
1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
We want to draw your attention to Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s new Mildred Miller International Voice Competition. This is a fantastic opportunity for young singers, with prizes up to $7,500. They have just extended their application deadline to October 7th.
All CCM Opera students are encouraged to apply.
See below for important documents relevant to today’s meeting:
• 2011 CCM Opera Production Classes
• 2011 Opera Signup Sheet for Auditions
You will need to fill this sheet out and bring it with you to your audition next week
• 2011-12 Opera Audition Schedule (updated 4:30pm, 9.22.11)
This version here will be updated, you can always use this link for the most up-to-date information
If you know of other CCM Opera students who have not signed up to receive blog updates ask them to do so.
TO: CCM OPERA STUDENTS
AUDITION SEMINAR with Nic Muni
Open to all interested CCM Voice students.
This seminar is recommended but not required.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 from 6:30-9:30 in Room 3250 (The Master Class room)
This seminar is being offered by Nic Muni and will cover auditioning soup to nuts.
Please read the Audition Seminar Checklist if you are planning on attending.
We are looking for 3-4 volunteers who would like to present an audition and work with Nic on particulars.
Any interested parties must bring their own accompanist and be in touch with Nic in advance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are you call home these days?
I’m currently living in NYC with my soon-to-be husband and manager, Alex Fletcher.
What plans do you have coming up the next year?
In September (after I get married), I will be in Boston to make a recording of Tod Machover’s robot opera Death and the Powers. Most of October will be spent in Venice singing Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, which I performed at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence this summer. In November I’ll sing Michal in Handel’s Saul with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen at the Barbican in London. I sing three Messiah’s in December (Dartmouth College, Kansas City Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony). In January and February I’ll be in Boston to sing Jenifer in Michael Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage, along with CCM alums Deborah Selig and Matt DiBattista. In June I’ll sing Bach’s B Minor Mass at the Thomas Kirche in Leipzig with Harry Bickett and the English Concert. After that I’ll be singing Susanna for three months with the Glyndebourne Festival Tour.
What have been some of your highlights in the past year?
I traveled a fair amount over the last 12 months. After singing Seleuce in Handel’s Tolomeo with Glimmerglass Opera in the summer of 2010, I went to Monaco to sing in the world premiere of Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers. That November I sang as the soprano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in Carmina Burana. I then stepped in at the last minute to sing Messiah with Harry Bickett and the English Concert in a short tour of Spain. This winter I spent time singing in Frankfurt and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and had auditions in Berlin, Paris, and London. In May I sang Sophie in the Washington Concert Opera’s presentation of Werther. I left straight from there to go to Aix-En-Provence, where I spent the summer singing Galatea in Acis and Galatea. Since I got back in July, I’ve mostly been planning my September 3rd wedding!
In the spring of 2011 I received a First Place award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation.
Can you share some fond memories you have of CCM?
I truly enjoyed all of my time at CCM. I have fond memories from my first year of undergrad when the Chamber Choir toured Portugal- how lucky was I to get to do that my first year? I made a lot of great friends, some of whom now live just a few blocks away in NYC. There were also tremendous teachers, such as Dr. Edward Nowacki, and, of course, my voice teacher, Karen Lykes. Karen is the most supportive teacher I’ve ever met, and I feel that it would have been worth six years at CCM just to study with her.
What were some valuable lessons you took with you after you left CCM?
I’m always amazed at the number of former CCM students I run into while singing with various companies. They are consistently the most prepared and hardest working members of any production, and it makes me proud to be able to say that I went to CCM. We were taught to take pride in what we do, do it well, and to be good colleagues.
Would you like to share anything else?
Finally, I would like to admit publicly that I still am in possession of a CCM Chamber Choir black folder. Sorry, Dr. Rivers!
TO: ALL CCM OPERA STUDENTS
Coaching applications will be due September 23rd.
Coaching forms are located in the “scrounge” (vending machine area/study lounge in the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center).
AD students need to get their forms to Professor TERRY LUSK as soon as possible even if it’s only a request by email.
This is a confirmation of the beginning of the year CCM Opera department meeting.
Wednesday September 21st
This is for all students planning to audition for opera. Information about classes, coachings and auditions for the coming school year will be discussed.
The costume shop will be present to take measurements!