The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Archive for September, 2011

MONC Ohio District on Facebook
Follow the link above to the Metropolitan Opera National Council Ohio District page.

CCM Opera


CCM Promotional and Archival Photo Schedule 2011-12

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.
Kind regards,


Paulette Maria Penzvalto
President, Graduate Student Governance Association
683 Steger Student Life Center
ML 0193

2011-12 Cincinnati Opera Auditions

Dear colleagues,

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
La Traviata.

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.

Thank you,

Lauren Bailey

Lauren Bailey
Cincinnati Opera
Artistic Coordinator
1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

The Mildred Miller International Voice Competition – Deadline Oct. 7th

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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.

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s Mildred Miller International Voice Competition.pdf

More information visit

CCM Opera Meeting Recap/Documents

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.

CCM Opera

Audition Seminar, Friday Sept. 23rd 6:30pm in MEH 3250



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