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VLS Supplies Equipment for University of Cincinnati's BAAM 2023 Performance

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) hosted its biannual BAAM performance at Cohen Family Studio Theater. Students who are currently enrolled in UC's prestigious program dazzled audiences with their presentations of performance art lighting for music.

This year’s BAAM performance was one to remember. Kevin Lawson, Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technology and Emmy-Nominated Lighting Designer, hosted the event giving insights into each student’s educational background and personal fun “facts” – he may have used his imagination for students who did not respond to his email. Performances consisted of lighting designs synced to a broad range of music genres including Hip-Hop, Dubstep, and Alternative Rock.

“VLS has enjoyed a long, mutually beneficial relationship with CCM,” says Adam Hayward, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VLS. “Many VLS employees attended the program throughout the years, including Paul Vincent, and we extend the opportunity to current students to work on shows and productions with our team yearly. We were honored to help support BAAM, by providing additional technology and equipment that the University may not have access to. The pieces that these young designers produce each year with this gear are awe-inspiring and give us a preview of the extreme talents these upcoming designers and students have.”


About CCM

CCM is one of the oldest and most respected performing and media arts conservatories in the nation. Established in 1867, CCM has a long and storied history of educating the world’s best musicians, actors, dancers, technicians, and industry leaders. Over the years, the conservatory has built a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and performance, and is recognized for its unwavering commitment to the highest standards of artistic excellence. CCM has produced a variety of notable alumni in its more than 150-year history, including Tony Award-winning actors, Emmy-winning designers, and Grammy-winning musicians. The conservatory continues to be an incubator for creativity and an influential force in the local, national, and global performing arts communities.

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