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 is comfortable teaching students of all ages and styles.
Caileen is a 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 Dr. Zachary Ridgway, Dr. 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 a featured work on the Trinity University Chamber Singers’ Christmas album. Caileen emphasizes guided direction and technique concentration in her teaching. She believes that each student has a unique path of learning and it is her goal to cater to that path so each student has the best musical experience possible.
Caileen moved to the Cincinnati in 2018 to begin her Masters of Music in Music Composition at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. While composition is still a large part of Caileen’s musical focus, she has decided to change her area of concentration and is currently working on her Master’s in Music Therapy through the University of Kentucky. Caileen is also the music director at Unity of Garden Park church where she works with professional singers throughout the Tri-State area as well as directs the Unity of Garden Park Choir.