CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep
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to CCM Preparatory

Welcome Video

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.

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 Preparatory is a founding member of the Music Development Program.


Upcoming Events

October 24

Homecoming – No classes

November 1

Gino James DiMario Student Recital, 3 p.m., Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

November 11

No Classes (Veterans Day)

November 18

Music Recital, 5 p.m., Children’s Hospital

November 26-29

No Classes (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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

Summer 2015

An excerpt from Brief Interviews with Internet Cats.

Achievement Festival

Many congratulations to our CCM Preparatory students who did wonderful jobs at the Achievement Festival. We look forward to hearing their performances this year.

What's New

2015-16 Gino James DiMario Scholarship Program

For music students, we are now accepting applications for the DiMario Scholarship. For the application form and rules, please click here.

New Wrinkles for
2015-16 Registration

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.

2 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

► 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 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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