CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Now scheduling auditions for 2014-15 programs!

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Welcome
to CCM Preparatory!

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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.

We are pleased to offer classes at satellite locations that allow easier access to some of our programs. We also offer programs for Young Children and Adults.

Talk to us

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.

Our credentials

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).

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Upcoming Events

2014-15 School Year

Sept. 5

Auditions: Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble

Sept. 6

Open House

First Day of Classes

Auditions: Cincinnati Junior Strings

Auditions: Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble

Auditions: Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble

Please see the Calendar Page for summer 2014 activities dates and more dates in the 2014-15 school year.

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What's new

2014-15 Program Guide
now available online

Print versions of CCM Preparatory's 2014-15 program guide, with a full list of programs, tuition rates and all kinds of useful information for students and their families will be released in the coming week. You can follow this link to a downloadable pdf version, or call us at 513-556-2595 and we'll mail you a copy.

London, Paris on
theater agenda

We're offering a rare opportunity for high school theatre arts students to experience the rich theater history of London and Paris in person.  2014-15 CCM Preparatory's 2014-15 Honors HIgh School Theatre Program will host a one-week excursion to London and Paris Dec. 27 through Jan. 4; details are here.

Wall St. Journal features
New Horizons group

In a recent article on the phenomenon of older adults learning or re-learning to play a musical instrument, the Wall Street Journal newspaper highlighted CCM Preparatory's New Horizons String Orchestra, now entering its second season, in a photostory. You can read the article here.

Let us know
how we're doing

We're encourage Preparatory families to complete our annual survey to let us know how we’re doing. This is important information that we read and use to improve our operations, programs and the CCM experience. Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/Prep2014survey; it takes only a few minutes to complete.

3 simple ways to help
CCM Preparatory

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.

2. Goodsearch.

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.

3. Volunteer!

Support CCM Preparatory with the gift of time and talent. To be added to our volunteer contact list, please e-mail Kate Loar at loarsk@mail.uc.edu. You are welcome to indicate ways you'd like to help and you'll get periodic e-mails about no-obligation opportunities to volunteer.

Camp Curtain Call
announces cast list

The cast list for the Camp Curtain Call's summer musical Hairspray Jr. has just been announced. Click here to see it.

Cast for Center Stage's
Hoodies announced

The cast list for the summer 2014 Center Stage production of  Hoodies has been announced. Click here for the complete list.

Gifts that help CCM Preparatory

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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!

Help CCM Preparatory by shopping

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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