Whether you are interested in Music, Dance or Theatre Arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department is sure to have a program to meet your needs or pique your interest. For motivated and talented students, CCM Preparatory offers classes and preparation for college study and a future in the performing arts. For anyone at any skill level, we can provide enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities.
Our students have gone on to major colleges including CCM, Northwestern, Baldwin-Wallace, University of Southern California and the University of Michigan. Several of our students have been featured on NPR's “From the Top,” as well as Broadway touring productions and competitions. But most of all, we are proud of all the students who participate in our programs and leave with a profound appreciation and lifelong love for the arts. For a more thorough look at our mission, please take a look at our Overview Page.
If you have any questions about our programs or opportunities, give us a call at 513-556-2595, and we will arrange to discuss them with you by phone or at our offices on the CCM campus.
CCM Preparatory Department is proud to be fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Theater and the National Association of the Schools of Dance. We are the only community school in the state of Ohio with this distinction. We are a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education, the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition, and the Suzuki Association of America. CCM Preparatory is a founding member of the Music Development Program.
Camp Curtain Call Getting to Know - The Sound of Music performance, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Cohen Studio Theater
Cincinnati Children’s Choir Festival, 3 p.m., Corbett Auditorium
(Dates subject to change)
Preparatory Department classes begin
No classes (Labor Day weekend)
Homecoming – No classes
In order to ensure that families are fully informed of our policies and that discounts and payment plans are available to everyone, we have suspended online registration for the present and are requiring both new and returning families to submit a signed registration form to the CCM Preparatory office. Please see our Registration Page for complete information.
The new registration form is more comprehensive and collects not only contact information and class and lesson requests, but also discount and payment plan requests, all in one document. In addition, the new form states clearly CCM Preparatory policies for consideration and acceptance at the time of registration.
Families may submit the form digitally, via mail or in person. The office will then register students and e-mail the family invoices and registration confirmations in order to collect initial payments.
This summer, CCM Preparatory offers an additional version of its summer musical theater program Camp Bravo (for students age 9-14) from Aug. 10-14 at Mt. Washington Elementary, 1730 Mears Ave. Cost is $225; call us at 513-556-2595 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Details here!
Join CCM Preparatory staff at the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition's Arts Day on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,at the Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Cincinnati. You'll find musical instrument making, an instrument petting zoo, dance demonstrations and much more. Details here!
Students now can sign up to audition for 2015-16 programs and classes that require auditions (either for entry or for placement) by visiting The Audition Page. Further information on offerings will be announced in coming weeks. These programs and classes include:
Preparatory Brass Choir
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble
Cincinnati Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
CCM Youth Jazz Orchestra
Junior Musical Theatre Intensive
Acting Levels II-IV
Musical Theatre Intensive
Ballet, levels 2-7
CCM Youth Ballet Company
Music Theatre Dance
Tap (upper level)
1. Kroger Community Rewards
If you have a Kroger grocery card, please register it in Kroger's Community Rewards program and Kroger will donate a portion of what you spend to CCM Preparatory, and it won't affect the Kroger points you accumulate. Each year's program expires in April, so we hope you'll re-up each spring.
► Go to Kroger.com.
► At the upper right, click "Sign In" if you have a card, or "Create an account" if you don't. You'll receive a confirmation and verification e-mail.
► Once you sign in or confirm your account, select "My Account" and then "Account Settings." Search for "CCM Prep" under Community Rewards and designate it as your organization of choice.
This Yahoo!-powered search engine donates a penny to CCM Preparatory every time you use it for a Web search. Simply visit goodsearch.com and register via your e-mail or Facebook account. When asked to designate an organization to support, enter "CCM Preparatory." You will then have a personalized page that shows how much you have contributed.
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