CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep
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Welcome to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory and Community Engagement

CCM Preparatory offers a wide variety of programs in Music, Dance and Theatre Arts for all ages and levels – toddlers, preschoolers, youth, teens, adults, motivated pre-professional students preparing for a future in the performing arts and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Both at the College-Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati West Campus and through numerous satellite locations and partnerships across our community, we aim to provide excellent, enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student and serve a catalyst for transforming and empowering our communities.

We invite you to browse our program offerings online and contact us with your questions by email or phone at 513-556-2595. CCM Preparatory Faculty and Staff look forward to hearing from you!

Immersion Group

Summer arts programs for high school-age students

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im·mer·sion   \i-ˈmər-zhən, -shən\

noun -- complete involvement, as in an activity or interest

That’s what CCM Preparatory's series of programs for high school-age performing arts students is all about. Students from all over the country who share a passion and excitement for music and theater (see offerings below) learn from nationally acclaimed faculty who help realize their dreams at a world-class conservatory nestled in the campus of fast-growing University of Cincinnati.

What makes our program stand out is our daily crossover class in which all our students share an activity in one of the disciplines. The format opens new doors, piques curiosity and provides a way to take artistic risks by exposure to other art forms, concepts and ideas. Sometimes, students find a competely different career path to follow. Join us July 10-23, 2016, here in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Immersion

  • Students entering grades 9-12 (ages 14-17) are eligible (grades 10-12 for Musical Theatre Workshop).
  • For an extra fee, students may live on the UC campus during Immersion.
  • Each program concludes with a public performance.
  • Click workshop titles below for more information on each workshop. Some require an audition. Applicants can audition online by March 19, 2016, or live at CCM. Audition cost is $15. Please note the non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
  • Tuition costs are $850, with the exception of Jazz Academy and Making of a Music Major.
  • Early bird discounts where eligible apply if tuition is paid in full by May 1.

Summer 2016 Immersion offerings

Musical Theatre Workshop

Dee Anne Bryll, director

July 10-23.

This program is designed for high school students (grades 10-12 only) who have a strong interest and passion for musical theatre. It encompasses voice, dance, and acting components taught by  conservatory faculty and local professionals as well as the members of the CCM Preparatory faculty.   Students who participate in this program should not only be talented, but motivated and dedicated performers. Auditions are required. Details.

Voice Workshop

Lisa Ericksen, director

July 10-23.

Students will work in Master Class settings with CCM voice and drama faculty, CCM Preparatory faculty and professional vocal coaches to develop a healthy vocal delivery, strong interpretation, language skills and physical freedom in their singing. Private lessons (optional) available. Auditions are required. Details.

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Upcoming Events

Please see the Calendar Page for more dates in the 2015-16 school year.