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).
Auditions: Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble
First Day of Classes
Auditions: Cincinnati Junior Strings
Auditions: Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble
Auditions: Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble
CCM Preparatory Department will be celebrating its first day of classes Saturday, Sept. 6, with an Open House and Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. tpo 3 p.m. The Vendor Fair takes place in CCM's Atrium and Baur Room and features local companies including the Allegro Dance & Celtic Corner, Antonio Violins and The Vine Photography, selling services for musicians, dance and theatre attire and other items for CCM Preparatory and CCM students. You'll find clever containers, organizational products and more.
Open House activities include:
Free Creative Movement/Modern Dance class for prospective students ages 9-14. Class that meets at 9 a.m. on Saturdays in Studio C of the CCM dance wing. Other classes that you can try for free on Saturday:
Tours meet at 11 a. m. outside Mary Emery Hall Room 3230.
New student orientation is at 10 a.m. in Mary Emery Hall 3230.
We're extending the deadline to Sept. 15 for high school students to sign up for our Honors High School Theatre Program trip to London and Paris Dec. 27-Jan. 4. Details are here.
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 are available. You can follow this link to a downloadable pdf version, or call us at 513-556-2595 and we'll mail you a copy. Note: The above link shows updates and corrections that have been made since the guide's publication.
CCM Preparatory is seeking CCM students to teach in our Whiz Kids afterschool program. Interested? Find out more here.
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.
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.
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.
Support CCM Preparatory with the gift of time and talent. To be added to our volunteer contact list, please e-mail Kate Loar at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to indicate ways you'd like to help and you'll get periodic e-mails about no-obligation opportunities to volunteer.
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!
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