RESIDENTIAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY

City Heights is home to the CAM Residential Creative Community (RCC), a special residential experience for College of Arts & Media (CAM) students to live in a supportive environment of artists, filmmakers, musicians, and scholars.
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City Heights is home to the CAM Residential Creative Community (RCC), a special residential space for College of Arts & Media (CAM) students to live in a supportive environment of artists, filmmakers, musicians, and scholars.

CAM RCC members have distinct academic and co-curricular experiences to connect with the arts and creative industries. The CAM RCC communal spaces are designed and equipped to foster making, creativity, and collaboration amongst peers and classmates. Students may opt-in to participate in the RCC.

Learn More About the CAM RCC

The Residential Creative Community is a way for CAM freshmen to connect with other CAM students, faculty, and staff on campus. Any CAM freshmen who will be staying at the City Heights Residence Hall can opt-in to being a part of the CAM RCC. Here what students in the RCC receive:

  • A CAM RCC roommate - Choosing to join the RCC means that you will be placed with another CAM student.  
  • A monthly RCC meeting and RCC community dinner. CAM faculty and staff will attend the meetings and community dinners to present about their areas and the college.
  • Socializing and networking with other RCC students.
  • A CAM faculty mentor
  • A CAM student mentor (some of you may already be matched with a CAM student mentor)
  • The opportunity to participate in an UNIV 1110 class for first semester CAM students. This class prepares students for college success. 
  • RCC members will have the opportunity to be a part of the RCC Leadership Group; these students serve as the voice for all RCC students.

How to Apply to the CAM RCC

Incoming CAM Freshman for Fall 2023 should expect to receive information about joining the CAM RCC by April 2023. Be sure to check your email regularly for information from CU Denver Housing & Dining Services and the College of Arts & Media.

The First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience (FYE) courses are designed to ease students transition to university life and guide them into this world of social, academic, and professional possibilities. Members of CAM RCC are strongly encouraged to register for one of the CAM UNIV 1110 classes that take place on Fridays from 9:30-10:45 for the Fall 2022 semester. The CAM UNIV 1100 courses are tailored to the unique experience of art, film, and music students. The CAM-UNIV is a required, one-credit course for all RCC members. This is a tuition free first semester course!

RCC Faculty Mentors

Each RCC student will be matched with a College of Arts & Media Faculty Mentor! The 2022-23 faculty mentors are listed below.


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Leslie Soich

Instructor
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Email Address:leslie.soich@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone:303-315-7441

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Denver, CO 80204

Leslie Remmert Soich has been a faculty member of the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at CU Denver since 2006 and the Commercial Voice Program Director since 2012.

She has been a Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist in both the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions. She has been the recipient of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild (DLOG) competition’s Norwest Fund and Berenbeim Scholarships, the 1996-1997 recipient of the Galen & Ada Belle Files Spencer Fellowship at the University of Colorado, the Third Prize Winner in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria, a finalist in the Bel Canto Foundation Vocal Competition in Providence, Rhode Island and a quarterfinalist in the American Traditions Competition as part of the Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia.

She has been an apprentice artist with the Sarasota Opera, a member of the Joseph and Loretta Law Artist Center of Opera Colorado and is currently an active member of the Central City Opera Touring Artists, the St Martin’s Chamber Choir and Augustana Vocal Ensemble.  



Areas of Expertise

Classical to Contemporary Vocal Coaching

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Boulder
MA; Vocal Performance

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

BA; Voice Performance


Affiliations

The College Music Society
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Mu Phi Epsilon

The RCC CAM Staff


Leslie_Soich

Leslie Soich

Instructor
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Email Address:leslie.soich@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone:303-315-7441

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Denver, CO 80204

Leslie Remmert Soich has been a faculty member of the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at CU Denver since 2006 and the Commercial Voice Program Director since 2012.

She has been a Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist in both the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions. She has been the recipient of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild (DLOG) competition’s Norwest Fund and Berenbeim Scholarships, the 1996-1997 recipient of the Galen & Ada Belle Files Spencer Fellowship at the University of Colorado, the Third Prize Winner in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria, a finalist in the Bel Canto Foundation Vocal Competition in Providence, Rhode Island and a quarterfinalist in the American Traditions Competition as part of the Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia.

She has been an apprentice artist with the Sarasota Opera, a member of the Joseph and Loretta Law Artist Center of Opera Colorado and is currently an active member of the Central City Opera Touring Artists, the St Martin’s Chamber Choir and Augustana Vocal Ensemble.  



Areas of Expertise

Classical to Contemporary Vocal Coaching

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Boulder
MA; Vocal Performance

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

BA; Voice Performance


Affiliations

The College Music Society
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Mu Phi Epsilon