Friday, April 20, 2012

CCM Student Mark Wesley Brax Dies in Car Crash

Mark Wesley Brax
We hate to deliver sad news, but we just learned that University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) student Mark Wesley Brax, age 23, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in southeastern Indiana over the weekend.

Brax had spent the summer at the Tanglewood Festival before coming to CCM to receive his master's degree. Since arriving at the College-Conservatory of Music, Brax had performed as soloist in J.S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” participated in the undergraduate production of Handel’s “Serse” and sang with the CCM Chamber Choir and the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati.

Robin Guarino, chair of the opera department at CCM, said the aspiring opera singer was “an exceptional artist and an inspiration to all. We are heartbroken at this loss, and send our love to his family and all those who knew him.”

The school held an informal memorial on Monday for students, faculty and staff.



  1. I didn't know him, but what a sad story. Thanks for sharing his story with the world.

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  3. He was an amazing musician. What a loss. :(

  4. Wow, didn't a bunch of IU students die in a plane crash a few years ago?

  5. wow, nice blog post and He was an amazing musician.he always wanted to be on barihunks.thanks for sharing this blog post.