Please visit our Music Page to learn more about private lessons in all instruments and voice. Our faculty members are well trained to work with adults of varying levels. Adult music students are encouraged to perform on adult recitals and form ensembles with fellow students. Your private instructor can assist you with this.
Adult recitals encourage and support adults in the music program.To participate, please check with your private instructor. There will be three scheduled recitals during the year. The May recital is part of the CCM Prep Achievement Festival. Performers will receive valuable written evaluations by CCM Prep faculty members.
Instructor: Dr. Igor Plitsyn
We encourage all music students to register for music theory classes. A thorough understanding of music theory is paramount to a music student’s success. Theory classes are taught on Saturdays. You may wish to discuss what is best for you with our music staff. We also offer private theory or composition lessons.
Level 1 — 1 p.m.
Level 2 — 2 p.m.
Level 3 — 3 p.m.
Cost: $400 for 30 weeks, $250 when student is taking other music lessons at CCM Prep.
Director: Ellen Shertzer
Dates: 4-5 p.m., selected Saturday afternoons beginning Sept. 22.
The Cincinnati Cello Choir is a performing ensemble for area cello students, including adults. Music is chosen to accommodate advanced and intermediate readers. Advanced elementary students are accepted by teacher recommendation. For audition information, phone 513-325-5385.
Cost: $150 per year
Director: Jen Grantham
Rehearsal times: A time slot TBA between noon and 5 p.m, Sundays.
Auditions: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 9.
Learn jazz in a small group setting just like the pros! The members of the Jazz Combos will learn to play jazz standards and contemporary tunes with a primary emphasis on improvisation and small group interaction. There will be several performance opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals begin Sept. 25. Audition Requirements: Major scales (up to 6 sharps and 6 flats); blues in F (Tenor Madness, Now's the Time); improvisation encouraged but not required, sight reading. See The Audition Page for full information.
Cost: $200; $125 if enrolled in private music lessons at CCM Prep.
Make music with your peers in chamber music ensembles coached by CCM Prep faculty. We will place you with other musicians of similar level and organize a rehearsal schedule for each group based on members’ availability. Ensembles will have ample opportunities to perform both on and off campus. Please contact Peggy Grant for more information.
Cost: $25 per rehearsal. Most sessions run 4-6 rehearsals.
As part of the Music & Wellness Coalition of Greater Cincinnati, we support community programs in the community. Seniors may wish to participate in the Clavinova Connection classes held throughout Cincinnati. Clavinova Connection keyboard classes are held at the Colerain Senior Center, the Anderson Senior Center and Bayley Place. Classes may have a nominal fee.
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., beginning Sept. 14
Instructor: Jill Dew
The Adult Voice Class is designed for singers of all skill levels. Through group participation, students learn the parts of good basic technique. Songs provided by the instructor apply the techniques students learn in class. As the classes continue, further one-on- one teaching is employed to develop the musical style chosen by the student, and individual vocal issues are addressed. Prospective students should sign up early, as the class size is small (6 maximum).
Cost: $450 for 30-week class
There are several options for dance here at CCM Prep. The dance division offers classes for adults who may wish to take the class for exercise or for continuing and refining their ability. The Intermediate class requires an audition; some advanced students also participate in the upper levels and pointe classes. The adult ballet performance group meets weekly for those dancers who wish to perform.
Saturdays, 11 a.m.
A little bit of tap, ballet, musical theatre and conditioning. Designed for the beginning dancer or for a great workout.
$370 for full year
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Instructor: Amy Dimmerling
For ages 12 and older
Saturdays, noon-1 p.m.
Students learn basic ballet vocabulary, the importance of the discipline involved in learning classical ballet, and what they should expect of themselves as a student, including proper ballet etiquette in the classroom.
Cost: $450 for full year.
For ages 12 and older
Saturdays, noon-1 p.m.
For students with an understanding of basic ballet vocabulary and movement.
Ages 12 and older
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Thurs- days, 7-8:30 p.m.
For students already acquainted with fundamental ballet skills.
Cost: $550 one day a week; $750 two days. An adult punch card ($85 for five classes) is available for this class only.
8-9 p.m., Thursdays
The Adult Ballet Performance Group is a new performance ensemble for all adults who love ballet and want to perform. A dancer must be at level V ability and take at least one CCM Prep ballet class to be eligible.
Cost: $300 for full year
Partnering Class: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Pointe I: 6:30 p.m. Fridays
Pointe II: 6:30 p.m. Mondays or Fridays
Pointe III/Variations: 6:30 p.m., Mondays
Remember: If you are a UC employee or student, or an employee of the area hospitals, you are entitled to a 10% discount!