Cincinnati Public Television (CET) partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music to broadcast student performances on CET Arts.
Jack Dominic, CET executive vice president and station manager, saw the development as an opportunity to expose some of the best young artists to the city and generate quality content for its online channel.
“CCM is providing the material and we are providing all the equipment and the crews,” Dominic said. “Both organizations are putting sweat equity.”
Curt Whitacre, public information representative for CCM, believes the opportunity for students to have their performances broadcasted can be inspiring.
“The thought of now having an even wider range to promote their talents is exciting for our staff and, most importantly, our students,” Whitacre said.
“Monteverdi Masterworks” will be the first aired performance. It featured the CCM Chamber Chorus and student musicians Vivian Montgomery, Annalisa Pappano and Michael Leopold.
CCM’s production of “Mahler Marathon” is also scheduled to be broadcast. Performers include the CCM Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, UC Women’s Chorus, Xavier University Women’s Chorus and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir.
When those performances will air has not yet been announced.
“We always look for high quality local content,” Dominic said. “There is a very diverse program at CCM so it was natural to try and capture some of that talent and provide exposure for CCM and our arts channel.”