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The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

Academic Programs & Majors

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Refer to the chart below for more information on the types of degrees offered by each program and click on the degree titles to view specific degree plans.

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What is Harpsichord?

This degree program is designed to provide technical expertise, musicianship and knowledge of the harpsichord; familiarity with a range of repertoire in appropriate musical styles; and knowledge of applicable performance practices. Basic familiarity with figured bass continuo is an important component of the degree.

In addition to musical talent, the successful student will benefit from such attributes as academic competency, good training and discipline, dedication and perseverance.

Career Possibilities

By teaching both the traditional repertoire and more modern music composed for the harpsichord, the faculty prepares the students for careers in chamber music, private teaching and solo performance. Most harpsichord graduates would expect to continue their studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) or at other major schools of music.


UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

All programs at CCM are enhanced by the wealth of musical talent and opportunity that abounds as part of the CCM experience. Few schools can match the quality of CCM's performing ensembles or its international faculty, which provide students with an incomparable training environment. Small classes and off-campus musical activities provide ongoing channels for student participation and faculty supervision.

In addition to outstanding artist-faculty and degree programs, CCM offers the advantage of being located in a city long known for its musical life and intense interest in the performing arts.

Admission Requirements

For specific admissions information, International student requirements and application deadlines please visit the CCM Admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Several months before graduation, each candidate for a degree must file a formal application for degree with the college office. If a student fails to properly complete this application process, the university will not be responsible for the student's graduation. A minimum of one year in residence as a full-time student is required of all students wishing to apply for any degree awarded by CCM.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


CCM's founding schools (the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the College of Music of Cincinnati) were both charter members of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The requirements for entrance and graduation in all music programs are in accordance with the published regulations of NASM.