Cincinnati and the Tristate · Music

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Bravo for Music
A service of Cincinnati's Local 1 of the American Federation of Musicians and a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of live music. Includes live music concert schedule, events, and a rent-a-musician or group service.
Cincinnati Musicians Association
Homepage for Local 1, a professional musicians’ union for the Greater Cincinnati area. Provides information on joining the union, hiring local bands and musicians, and concert schedules.
Cincinnati Performing Arts
A directory of performing arts groups in the Greater Cincinnati area including orchestras, bands, choruses, and ballet. Lists professional and amateur community groups.
Music Live at Lunch
Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati offers weekly performances at Music Live at Lunch on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. The concerts feature a variety of music, ranging from classical to jazz and music of other cultures.
Music Resource Center of Cincinnati
A multifaceted teen center that uses recording and performing arts, as well as life skills mentoring, to create a sense of empowerment and accomplishment in the urban community.
The Musical Arts Center
A community-based music school offering musical education programs for all ages and ability levels, including traditional study of voice, piano, strings, guitar, winds brass, and percussion instruments, as well as Suzuki programs in violin and piano. Offers private and group study in drama, music theory and sight singing, seminars and hundreds of hours of master classes and performance opportunities.
Riverbend Music Center
Information about concerts and events at the outdoor arena located on the Ohio River at Coney Island.
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Obtain information about the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), including admissions, faculty, facilities, and a calendar of events.

Blues & Jazz

Blue Moon Jazz Club
A community band that performs music from a variety of composers and arrangers.
Blue Wisp Jazz Club
Historic venue for local jazz. Includes schedule and performer bios.
Cincy Blues Society
Promotes and advances the culture and tradition of Blues music as an original American art form. Sponsors performance and educational events and projects, including the annual Cincy Blues Fest and the Cincy Blues Challenge.
The Greenwich
A venue featuring local, regional, and national jazz entertainment. Also offers spoken word poetry, small stage theatre, independent film, visual arts and even political forums.
Jazz Alive
An educational organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the American art form of jazz and its practitioners. Features jazz events and a radio program.

Choral & Vocal

Bach Association, Cincinnati, Ohio
Choral group that performs and promotes the music of J.S. Bach.
Cincinnati Boychoir
Founded in 1965, the Cincinnati Boychoir provides vocal training and ensemble experience in the traditional art of boychoir singing. Site includes information about the training, resident and tour choirs, concert schedule and outreach performances.
Cincinnati Camerata
The Camerata features an extensive and varied repertoire, ranging from Medieval plainsong through contemporary native African songs, with an emphasis on Marian concert programs. Find information about concerts and upcoming events.
Cincinnati Children's Choir
Provides information about programs, auditions, and their summer festival.
Cincinnati Delta Kings Barbershop Chorus
Information about the Cincinnati Chapter of the world's largest all-male singing organization.
Cincinnati Men’s Chorus
Find schedule, history, and membership information.
Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble
Concert schedule, ticket information, musical excerpts, and more.
Greater Cincinnati Harmony Festival
An a cappella harmony music program for teen vocalists to learn harmony basics, singing techniques, and performance skills.
The Harksters
Specializing in gospel music, the Harksters tour Clermont County, Ohio and sing at senior centers. Includes concert program content, concert venues, and concert schedule.
May Festival
Learn about the organization’s annual choral music festival, including a schedule and history.
MUSE - Cincinnati Women’s Choir
Find information about the choir and about women’s choral music in general.
Musica Sacra
Choral society dedicated to performing masterworks of sacred choral music. Has been performing three concerts annually since 1965.
The Southern Gateway Chorus
News and information about this well-known barbershop choir.
Sycamore Community Summer Singers
A choral group of 53 auditioned singers age 14-18 living in the Sycamore community of Cincinnati and representing five different high schools in the area. The group performs nationally and internationally.

Classical

American Classical Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Located in Cincinnati Memorial Hall, the ACMHF offers biographical plaques of inductees, interactive listening kiosks, and video presentations. Provides information about events, activities, and visitor’s information.
Apollo's Cabinet Baroque Ensemble
A baroque chamber music ensemble specializing in the performance of 17th and 18th century instrumental and vocal chamber music.
Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
A professional orchestra that performs free, year-round concerts of diverse music programming in Blue Ash and Montgomery.
Brass Fellowship
A brass ensemble of students, amateurs and professional brass musicians from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Performs brass choir music in a variety of venues.
The Catacoustic Consort
Presents a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Renaissance chamber music to Baroque opera performed on period instruments. Provides ticket, performance, and workshop information.
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Information about the organization’s musicians, history, and concerts.
Cincinnati Community Orchestra
Performs a varied repertoire with soloists and other performing artists.
Cincinnati Junior Youth Winds Ensemble
Organized through the College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department at the University of Cincinnati, the emsemble is designed for 6th-8th grade instrumentalists in the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and surrounding areas. Provides audition information, rehearsal and concert schedules.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Find concert information, news, and event listing.
Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra
A professional symphony orchestra that performs in the Clermont community and surrounding area.
Conundrum
Chamber music ensemble performing newly commissioned works, transcriptions, and works featuring different combinations of their unique instrumentation of soprano, flute, clarinet and piano.
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
Performs classical music programs that contain both a familiar and unique repertoire presented in a thematic context. Collaborates with local arts organizations. Offers a summer and education outreach series.
Lebanon Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
A professional orchestra and chorus performing a traditional repertoire. Provides concert and ticket information.
Linton Music
Peforms a classical chamber music series that includes the Mayors 801 Plum Concerts, and Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions for young children. Provides concert and ticket information.
Middletown Symphony Orchestra
Performs a traditional repertoire and offers Pops concerts and a Youth Symphony program. Provides concert and ticket information.
Seven Hills Sinfonietta
A community chamber orchestra with a repertoire that includes baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th Century compositions.
Starling Chamber Orchestra
“The world’s youngest chamber orchestra” – from 10 to 18 years old – features outstanding young musicians selected by audition from the United States and abroad. The orchestra is supported by the Starling Preparatory String Project, an internationally renowned training center at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
The World Piano Competition
Young performers from around the world participate in the annual competition at the Aronoff Center.

Folk

Cincinnati Folk Life
Obtain information about an organization which promotes folk music and the annual Celtic Festival.
The Queen City Balladeers
Home page of volunteer group dedicated to preservation and performance of folk and acoustic music in the Greater Cincinnati area. Events schedules, newsletters, and more.

Opera

Cincinnati Opera
Obtain schedule information for the Cincinnati Opera.

Popular

Anderson Community Band
Performs a variety of concert band repertoire that includes marches, show tunes, classical and contemporary music.
Bacchanal Steel Band
A Carribean ensemble performing calypso, soca, reggae, pop, and classical music. Offers educational outreach.
Christ Church Cathedral - Music Live at Lunch
Offers Music Live at Lunch on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. The concerts feature a variety of music, ranging from classical to jazz and music of other cultures. You may bring your lunch or buy one at the cathedral.
Cincinnati Brass Band
Provides an opportunity for qualified adult musicians to experience playing traditional British brass band music. Educates both young people and adults about the unique sound and repertoire of the brass band, while improving their musical skills. Includes concert schedule and information about the Cincinnati Honors Brass Band program for grades 8-12.
Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band
The Band preserves and promotes appreciation of Scottish heritage through Highland Piping and Drumming. Includes information about events and bagpipe and drum lessons.
The Cincinnati Civic Orchestra
Performs free classical, light classical and pops music in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Orchestra is open to all without auditions. Musicians include less experienced to those with extensive professional training and experience.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra
Performs free orchestral concerts joined by the CMO Vocal Ensemble for the summer concert series in a variety of musical styles and venues. Provides concert and schedule information.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Find concert information, news, and event listing.
Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra
Performs a variety of music from classical to pops featuring local and international artists and performs in a variety of venues. Includes a 90-member chorale that performs several concerts per year and the Great Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra. Provides youth activities, scholarships, and participates in the annual Ohio Mozart Festival.
MidPoint Music Festival
Founded in 2001, MidPoint provides three days of showcases and music industry seminars with independent regional, national, and international artists.
New Horizons Band of Cincinnati
An ensemble for seniors over the age of 50. Repertoire ranges from familiar marches to show tunes at venues across Hamilton County.
Ohio Military Band
A community band not affiliated with the military. Performs a variety of music styles, including marches, classics, and show tunes.
Queen City Brass Quintet
Performs a repertoire from classical to ragtime, Dixieland, big band, and German brass band music locally and internationally. Provides programs for schools and educational outreach.
Queen City Rainbow Band
The Queen City Rainbow Band is a GLBT and allies band organized to play and march for pride parades and GLBT or other important community events.
Southgate House
Historic venue in Newport, KY for musical groups and performers. Includes schedule and ticket information.
Sycamore Community Band
Formed of volunteer musicians from every walk of life, the Band's repertoire ranges from the classics, patriotic music, musicals, to pop.
West Chester Symphony Orchestra
Promotes string music to the community and provides a local community orchestra for string players and other musicians of the West Chester and surrounding northern Cincinnati area. Performs a wide variety of music from light classics to pop and broadway and collaborates with other performers.