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CCM: About

CCM: About
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 Saxophone?

The UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) saxophone program allows a student to study classical solo and orchestral repertoire, jazz and studio styles, or prepare for a career in music education. This program helps students maximize their talents through a specialization in saxophone performance and provides a well-rounded musical and academic education.

Success Factors

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

Career Possibilities

The CCM woodwind faculty comprises eminent artist-teachers who have performed worldwide and who have successfully placed students in professional environments. Graduates are employed in every area of professional music as principal performers in major orchestras, participants in military bands, public school teachers, university professors, music theorists, arts administrators, conductors, composers, music publishers and librarians. The numerous available career opportunities go beyond the performance area, emphasizing music as an integral part of the human experience.

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UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

In addition to outstanding artist-faculty and degree programs, CCM offers the greatest number of performances in the state of Ohio and the advantage of being located in a city known for its intense interest in the performing arts. Major musical events are held frequently. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs weekly in the beautiful and historic Music Hall as well as in its summer home, Riverbend Music Center. The Cincinnati May Festival is the oldest continuous choral festival of its kind in the nation and the Cincinnati Opera brings major artists to the city. The Cincinnati Art Museum, Taft Museum, Museum of Natural History, Contemporary Arts Center, Playhouse in the Park, and Cincinnati/New Orleans Ballet Company offer outstanding cultural opportunities.

Freshman 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.

Accreditation

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.


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