January 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

bruce d. mclung, Ph.D., Interim Dean, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Hosted by Lisa and Normand Desmarais, Covington

When 31-year-old Clara Baur began offering piano and voice lessons in a one-room studio at Miss Nourse’s School for Young Ladies in 1867, she could not have imagined what she had started! Today, with 1,492 students studying in 100 different programs and earning nine different degree types, the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati has become the largest arts presenter in the state of Ohio. In this compelling presentation, Interim Dean bruce d. mcclung, Ph.D, will trace CCM’s cultural contributions to the Greater Cincinnati area. Dr. mcclung, who is also the Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music, is a musicologist whose interests include American music and musical theater. He is the author of the award-winning book Lady in the Dark: Biography of a Musical and served as the musical and text consultant for the Royal National Theatre’s production of that musical.

The Amos ShinkleTownhouse, built in 1854, was home to the civic leader famous for his contribution to building the Roebling Bridge and Covington’s three Methodist churches. Recently renovated by the Desmarais family, this Greco-Italianate beauty boasts 16-foot ceilings, a recessed front vestibule with deep six-over-six windows, and delicate triple-banded cornice moldings that complement the octagonal newel post. Savories and sweets will be served, along with wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee.

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