Do I need to apply separately to the University of Cincinnati?
Do I have to apply online?
How do I schedule an audition/interview?
How will I know which audition/interview date I have been assigned?
Is it better to audition earlier, or to audition in Cincinnati instead of at a regional location?
Do I need to send a pre-screening recording before I can audition?
What are the requirements for the voice pre-screening recording?
May I send in a recorded audition?
What repertoire should I perform for my audition?
What scholarships are available?
What need-based financial aid is available?
No. CCM’s online application is all you need. If you are interested in applying for a second major in another UC College, please contact us for information before applying.
Yes. We no longer offer paper applications. The only exceptions are for: students transferring to CCM from another college within the University of Cincinnati; current CCM students moving from an MM program to a PhD, DMA, or AD within the same major area; and students who are facing some extenuating circumstances that prevent them from applying online. These students should contact our office to receive special applications.
You must complete the online application and pay the application fee to be scheduled for an audition. The online application will allow you to select your audition/interview date preferences, and we will schedule according to those. You cannot schedule an audition before your application has been submitted or by phone or e-mail.
When you are scheduled for your audition or interview, we will send you an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure your spam filter allows this address) directing you to our audition confirmation website. This online confirmation will include your date and preliminary audition time, and you will be able to access it 2-3 weeks after your application is received. You will receive a second e-mail notice when your audition time is finalized, usually 7-10 days before the audition. If you will be auditioning or interviewing in Cincinnati, we recommend that you set aside the whole day when making your travel plans. Regional audition days are shorter.
No. We consider every student equally, regardless of where and when they audition. All of our different audition dates and locations have comparable acceptance rates, and you do not improve your chances by auditioning on a certain day or at a certain place. Our admissions committee is always aware of how many students have yet to audition when making decisions. If you are taking an instrumental or classical voice audition at a regional location, faculty from your major area will not be present; your audition will be videotaped so that they can review your audition personally. CCM faculty will always be present at regional musical theatre and dramatic performance auditions and at theater design and production interviews.
Currently, all students applying for voice flute, graduate clarinet, and conducting are required to submit pre-screening materials before approval for a live audition. Voice, flute, and graduate clarinet are required to upload materials at www.getacceptd.com/ccm Composition majors must send in a portfolio of scores and should include recordings. For specific guidelines and deadlines, please refer to our Application Handbook.
Undergraduate voice students (including Music Education majors auditioning for a concentration in voice) should include two art songs, one in English and one in a foreign language. Graduate voice students should include 3-4 pieces, including 2 art songs and 1 or 2 arias. Applicants should upload their video at www.getacceptd.com/ccm no later than the Friday after Thanksgiving. This will give the voice faculty enough time to evaluate your recording and decide if you should be invited for an audition in Cincinnati.
This varies based on the degree and the major for which you wish to be considered. Some programs allow recorded auditions, some allow recorded auditions for students living outside the mainland United States, and others require a live audition. Please consult the Application Handbook for the policies regarding the degree and program to which you are applying.
Consult the CCM Application Handbook for a list of audition requirements for your degree and major. The CCM Admissions Office is unable to offer advice on the selection repertoire or to comment on whether a specific piece is appropriate. These questions should be directed to your music teacher. Musical Theatre applicants should carefully review all of the audition guidelines from the Musical Theatre faculty.
All CCM applicants are automatically considered for a talent-based scholarship. These are awarded in the early spring, based on audition results and the recommendations of our faculty. Undergraduate students may also qualify for the Cincinnatus Scholarship, awarded by the University to academically qualified students.
Need-based aid (loans, grants, and work-study) is available through the University of Cincinnati, distributed by the Student Financial Aid Office. To be considered, you will need to submit a FAFSA using the code 003125 for the University of Cincinnati.