Dr. Nemith performs regularly at professional venues in and around Cincinnati and has been teaching at the Academy since 2002. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin and the Eastman School of Music and he has held fellowship positions with the New World Symphony and the Aspen Music Festival. He has held several teaching appointments at UC-CCM, including a graduate seminar course on 20th-century piano repertoire in 2004. His teachers include James Tocco, Nancy Garrett, Fernando Laires, and David Burge.
Eric currently resides in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He has studied guitar with Ed Vardimen, Bob Mercer and Chris Wilke. He is currently in the process of obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Kentucky University. Eric has participated in the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music classical guitar camps for several summers. In these camps Eric has played in master classes for well-known classical guitarists such as Carlos Perez (winner of many prestigious classical guitar competitions) and Stanley Yates (composer of a series of classical guitar arrangements published by Mel Bay publications). Eric specializes in classical guitar but is comfortable teaching students of all ages and styles.
Caileen is a recent graduate from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX with a B.M in music composition and a B.A. in chemistry. Throughout undergraduate, she was involved in several extracurricular activities including the Trinity University Chamber Singers, Trinity AcaBellas, and undergraduate research. During her time at Trinity, she studied under the Zachary Ridgway, Carolyn True, and Deborah Rhine for private piano as well as participated in several featured choruses with the San Antonio Symphony. She was also featured in several piano master classes with Douglas Humphreys, James Dick, Alan Chow, and Jane Magrath.
Caileen has several years of experience for teaching private piano with all ages as well as leading choral workshops and rehearsals on her own compositional works, one of which, In the Bleak Midwinter, is soon to be released as a featured work on the Trinity University Chamber Singers’ Christmas album. Caileen has had several compositional premieres including her first Symphony as well as a solo piano work, Searching, which was featured at the Celebration of Women’s Voices concert. As an undergraduate she also tutored Music theory, Math, and Science, and she is currently pending publication with the American Chemical Society Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Caileen recently moved to the Cincinnati area to begin her Masters of Music in Music Composition at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music where she will continue her passion for choral composition as well as broaden her horizons in other varieties of composition. Caileen also plans to continue her own piano study and choir while at the conservatory.