CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Theatre Arts Programs for High School Students

CCM Preparatory at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers talented and passionate high school students opportunities to study theatre at an advanced level through Musical Theatre Intensive, Acting Certificate and Honors Theatre Program. These programs require an audition and a significant commitment from the student and family in return for the finest theatre education program in the area.

All programs for high school students are for students ages 14-18, in grades 9 and above.

Please contact Elizabeth Harris with questions about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement Theatre Arts Programs for High School Students

Musical Theatre Intensive (MTI)

For ages 14-18, in grades 9 and above
audition required
9 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Saturday
  Acting: 9-10:30 a.m.
  Vocal Performance: 10:30 a.m. - noon
  Dance: noon - 1:45 p.m.
Lisa Ericksen, director
Tuition: $1,450

Students serious about musical theatre are encouraged to audition for the Musical Theatre Intensive program. This program encompasses voice, dance and acting components. Each session includes instruction in musical theatre dance, acting, vocal performance and seminar/rehearsal. Audition preparation is a major component, along with master classes and seminars led by working professional artists. Students are required to take private voice lessons.

Audition Information for MTI

Saturday, August 19

10 a.m. | Mandatory Parent/Student meeting
11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. | Dance Audition (group class)
12:30-5:30 p.m. | Song & Monologue Audition (individual)

Please bring with you to the audition

(1) completed MTI Audition Form, click here to download, (2) resume and (3) headshot

For the dance audition, bring clothes & shoes to dance in. You may change clothes for the song & monologue audition.

Please prepare for the song & monologue portion of the audition

(A) 2 contrasting songs from Musical Theatre, both 32 bar cuts, memorized (bring printed sheet music in the key you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided)
(B) 1 one-minute monologue, memorized, from a play

Click here sign up for a time for the song & monologue portion of the audition.

 

Musical Theatre Insights

For ages 14-18, in grades 9 and above
no audition required

This 10-week 2-hour weekly session consists of a one hour musical theatre dance class and a one-hour musical theatre performance class.  Students will work on further enhancing their skills in acting for the musical theatre, musical theatre dance, audition techniques, and ensemble building.  Students will have the opportunity to prepare and present material of varying styles and historical periods over the course of 10 weeks.  The last day of class will consist of class observation and a question and answer session.  

Schedule

11:00am -1:00pm
   Session 1:  Saturday, September 9, 2017- Saturday, November 18, 2017
   Session 2:  Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Saturday, March 24, 2018
Instructors: Dee Anne Bryll and Becca Kloha Strand
Tuition: $200 per 10-week session

If you have questions, please contact Dee Anny Bryll

Acting Certificate Program

For ages 14-18, in grades 9 and above
audition required

Certificate I: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Certificate II: 12:30 - 5 p.m. Saturday

Director: Bob Allen

Tuition: $1,450

This two-year certificate program offers a 4½-hour core curriculum designed to hone the actor’s craft. Students will develop skills and processes essential for their work on stage, and take a variety of courses, including Shakespeare, characterization, movement, vocal technique, improvisation, scene work, and Meisner Technique. Students in their second year perform both classical and contemporary scenes. Students are eligible to take one extra Theatre Arts Dance Saturday class at no charge upon approval by the office.

Audition Information for Acting Certificate

Auditions for the Acting Certificate Progam will remain open until
August 26th.  Please email ELizabeth Harris, Director of Theatre Arts,
for an audition time - harriseh@ucmail.uc.edu

Saturday, August 19

9 a.m. | Mandatory Parent/Student meeting, CCM Village, Corbett Center Room 4735
1-4 p.m. | Monologue Audition, CCM Village, Corbett Center Room 4755

Please bring with you to the audition (1) completed Certificate Audition Form, click here to download, (2) resume and (3) headshot.

Please prepare 2 contrasting one-minute monologues from published plays for the audition. At leasat one monologue must be from a contemporary play. All monologues must be memorized.

Expect a brief interview during the audition.

Click here sign up for a time for the audition.

Honors High School Theatre Program

The Honors High School Theatre Program is an intensive one year pre-professional/pre-collegiate program designed to create well-rounded, curious and thoughtful theatre artists. Each of the following two classes incorporates historical and sociological contexts as well as performances and projects. Successful completion of Acting Certificate or MTI programs is a prerequisite for acceptance; other students may apply and audition.

Honors: Advanced Styles of Acting

Acting Certificate or MTI prerequisite

9-10 a.m. Saturday

Director: Elizabeth Harris

Tuition: $415

Students will focus on the specific historical and sociological events that lead to and influenced the writings and production of theatre for the Classical Greek as well as the English and French Renaissance. Using this knowledge and the previously studied techniques of Stanislavsky, Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, and Chekhov students will read, analyze, prepare, and perform scenes from plays of each period using fully realized characterizations encompassing the physical, emotional and psychological.

Honors: Multi-Cultural Theatre

Acting Certificate or MTI prerequisite

11 a.m. – noon, Saturday

Director: Elizabeth Harris

Tuition: $415

This is an advanced course in which students will study the varied works and theatrical styles of differing cultures in the Americas and around the world. Through the reading and analyzing of scripts and other texts, students will be encouraged to recognize and analyze ethical issues and actions while examining the socio-political, economic and historical conditions from which diversity both emerges and converges. Using the multi-cultural theatrical styles and previously studied techniques students will perform scenes from works with origins in African, Asian and Native American culture.

Audition Information for Honors High School Theatre Program

1-4 p.m. Saturday, August 19
CCM Village, Corbett Center Room 4755

Please bring with you to the audition (1) completed Honors Program Audition Form, click here to download, (2) resume and (3) headshot.

Please prepare 2 contrasting one-minute monologues from published plays for the audition. At leasat one monologue must be from a contemporary play. All monologues must be memorized.

Expect a brief interview during the audition.

Click here sign up for a time for the audition.