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 Prep offers classes and preparation for college study and a future in the performing arts. For anyone at any skill level, we can provide fun and learning 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 Prep is a founding member of The Achievement Program (TAP).
Monday, Dec. 9
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble/Jr. CYWE concert,
7 p.m., Corbett Auditorium
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Brass Choir concert, 8 p.m., Werner Recital Hall
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14
Prep Ballet Company performances,
7:30 p.m., Patricia Corbett Theater
Saturday, Dec. 14
Cincinnati Children's Choir Winter Concert, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Corbett Auditorium
Starling Kids Chamber Bash, noon, Watson Hall
Rodney Stuckey guitar studio recital, 12:15 p.m., Room 3250, Mary Emery Hall
Bel Canto choir performs on VAE's Candlelit Christmas Concert, 8 p.m., St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase Ave., Cincinnati
Sunday, Dec. 15
Sassmanshaus Tradition recital, 2 p.m., Watson Hall
Cincinnati Junior Strings concert and 35th Anniversary celebration for Dr. Gerald Doan,
3 p.m., Muntz Auditorium, UC Blue Ash
Jazz combos recital, 4 p.m., 3250 Mary Emery Hall
Little Mozarts recital, 4:30 p.m., Watson Hall
Bel Canto choir performs on VAE's Candlelit Christmas Concert, 5 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Church, 1600 Madison Road, Cincinnati
Saturday, Dec. 21
Con Brio choir performs in Vaughn Williams' Hodie with Knox Presbyterian Church Choir and Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati
Please see the Calendar Page for a full schedule of 2013-14 CCM Preparatory dates.
CCM Preparatory youth students can get a free ticket to one of the upcoming Youth Ballet Company Winter Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14 at Patricia Corbett Theater when one adult ticket at $10 is also purchased. Additional student tickets are available for $8 each. You must make the purchase at the CCM Preparatory office, Room 3860 in the Corbett Center. Quantities are limited; for additional information, phone 513-556-2595.
Please join us on Dec. 15 for CCM Preparatory’s
Cincinnati Junior Strings Winter Concert as we celebrate Dr. Gerry Doan’s 35 years of service as CJS director. Alumni are invited to join current CJS members in a performance of Mascagni’s Intermezzo, a longtime staple of CJS repertoire. If you would like to attend and play, please visit this page. If you would like to share a letter and/or photo of yourself with Dr. Doan, please e-mail it to CCM Preparatory Director Amy Dennison or to email@example.com.
Parents, students, supporters: Your voice is important to us! Please help CCM by filling out this short survey (www.surveymonkey.com/s/oneccm) to help us serve you better.
Don't forget, on Jan. 11 and Jan. 25, 2014, regular CCM Preparatory classes at the CCM main campus are suspended for special master classes and workhsops; please see our 2014 Master Classes Days page for information.
We have a preliminary list of programs CCM Preparatory will offer in Summer 2014. Registration and details will be announced in coming weeks, but you can check out this preview of what's in the works.
After its successful debut last spring, CCM Preparatory will bring back its Adult Chamber Music Weekend on March 21-22, 2014, so mark your calendars! Adult musicians who want to play chamber music can enjoy a weekend of practices and performances featuring University of Cincinnati CCM faculty coaches and artists, guest artists from the National Guild for Community Arts Education and Linton Chamber Music series, an Alexander Technique workshop, plus master classes, coached rehearsals and recitals. Private lessons and additional coaching sessions will be available. Registration will start and more information will be available in coming weeks.
CCM Preparatory is offering two new items of swag, yours for a small donation that not only supports many worthy activities including guest teachers, financial assistance and community performances, but spreads the word about CCM Preparatory. Take home a polo shirt (red or black) for a $15 donation and a tote bag (or several) for a $3 donation each. Just stop by CCM Preparatory offices in the Corbett Center. Tip: Register CCM Preparatory on your Kroger card (it costs nothing; see below) and we'll give you a tote bag free!
Kroger grocery customers can earn money for CCM Preparatory by registering your Kroger card through a Kroger program that donates millions to learning institutions. Registering will NOT detract from your personal Kroger points. Follow the following steps:
1. Go to the Kroger Community Rewards web site.
2. Select the green “Enroll” button next to Cincinnati, Ohio
3. If you have already registered your Kroger card online, sign in on the left side of the screen. Otherwise, follow the prompts on the right side to register your card. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to verify that your card has been registered.
4. Once you have signed in or clicked on the link in your confirmation e-mail, select “My Account” and then “Account Settings.”
5. Under the “Community Rewards” tab, search using the organization name “CCM Prep” OR the CCM Prep organization number: "83237.”
6. Save your selection and registration is complete. Thank you for your support of CCM Preparatory.
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