35th Annual Corbett Mayerson Awards

The 35th Annual Corbett Mayerson Awards took place on Friday, May 14 2021 at the School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA). This highly sought-after award recognizes excellence among the junior class of SCPA. Majors in each of the seven arts disciplines at SCPA prepare a six and-a-half minute performance or portfolio presentation. Two rounds of auditions in front of faculty panels narrow the participants down to the very best, the finalists. Those students present their best to a panel of independent adjudicators, experts in the various fields of art from among our regions most accomplished arts organizations. The “Awardees” receive financial aid to continue their education in the arts and a medallion that has become a cherished rite of passage for SCPA students.

This year’s installment of the Corbett Mayerson Award was touched with melancholy for two reasons. The gallant students performed in front of a completely empty theater save the dozen adjudicators due to Covid regulations. And adding sorrow a bit earlier in the week, Rhoda Mayerson, co-founder along with Patricia Corbett of the award bearing their names, passed away. As you’ll see for yourself by viewing the  video recorded on May 14, the applause is strong, but sparse for the students’ efforts.

Each performance on the video is introduced by the finalists who answer a set of questions about their development as an artist at SCPA. Their answers provide as much insight into this pandemic year of school as does their amazingly strong performances. As one of the finalists says in her interview, “This is me being my best self”.

The students are all “winners” and the Corbett Mayerson Awardees for 2021 are: Ella Bennings (Harp), Alia Dalton (Dance), Maeve Fellerhoff (Visual Art), Abgail Irons (Visual Art), Jonah Justice (Violin, Tobias Loyd (Piano), and Jazmin Miller (Visual Art).

Mayerson Artistic Excellence Program - Video Work Sample 2019-20

The Mayerson Artistic Excellence Program presents a Master Artists Series and an Artists-in-Residence Program at the School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. This video work sample includes excerpts from 2015-2018 master classes, workshops and artist-in-residence programs. Watch the video here.

SCPA Corbett Mayerson Awards - Finalists Showcase 2018

The 32nd installment of the Corbett Mayerson Awards took place on May 17, 2018 at SCPA. The event featured showcase performances and exhibitions by the student Finalists. This video includes excerpts from the presentations. Watch the video here.

SCPA Holiday Video 

Happy Holidays from The School for Creative & Performing Arts!
Thank you for being a part of our year. Our success was because of you! Enjoy seeing our students behind the scenes.

SCPA Spooktacular 2017

Here’s another showstopper from SCPA’s recent Halloween concert called, “Spooktacular” performing "Devil Went Down to Georgia"

Mayerson Artistic Excellence Program 

Here is a glimpse into the School for Creative and Performing Arts, thank you to the Mayerson Artistic Excellence Program.

SCPA 31st Annual Corbett Mayerson Awards May 2017

Congratulations to all those associated with the 31st running of the Corbett Mayerson Awards

Cincinnati Bell Connector Testimonial Mar 2017

Here's a video of "Cincinnati Bell Connector Testimonial"

SCPA’s Spring Musical, “Lights, Camera, BIG BAND!” Mar 2017

Here are two videos of SCPA's Spring Musical, "Lights, Camera, BIG BAND!" - Sing, Sing, Sing & Somewhere Over the Rainbow

"Night at The Museum" Oct 2016

Here’s a first look at video from last week’s SCPA Dance Ensemble performance, “Night at the Museum”:

SCPA Summer Dance Intensive 2016- Excerpts

The School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio offers a six week Summer Dance Intensive that culminates in a recital. These excerpts are from the recital on July 8, 2016

Colin Currie's Master Class, Jan 2016

Colin is returning to SCPA for a master class on Thursday, Jan. 21 (11:30 – 1:00) in the Corbett Theater. Colin Currie Masterclass @ SCPA

SCPA's Nuctcraker 2015

SCPA knocked this annual production out of the ballpark. "Crack Nuts!"

SCPA Jazz Ensemble, Dec 2015

Check out the brass section of SCPA’s incredible jazz ensemble. Teen Town