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FortiCCMo Piano Workshop

FortiCCMo Piano Workshop

June 17-23

Dror Biran, director

The fortiCCMo Piano Immersion Workshop is a week long intensive piano program that aims to nurture talented high school piano students. During the week long program, the students will have the opportunity to take lessons with CCM esteemed faculty, collaborate with their peers in chamber music and perform in concerts and masterclasses. Students will gain an understanding of what it means to be a piano major at CCM and will get a glimpse of life as a professional musician.


Tuition is $550, including a non-refundable deposit of $150. The deposit must be paid by April 1. Tuition payments must be received by May 5.


Students may audition for the FortiCCMo Piano Workshop either online or in-person. Priority is given to applications received by the published deadlines.

Online Audition

Online auditions will open January 5, 2018 and close March 9, 2018 ( There is a $25 fee to audition online. Select "CCM Preparatory Department" and "FortiCCMo Piano Workshop" from the drop down lists to start your application. Please note this will not be active until January 5, 2018.

In-Person Audition

In-person auditions will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:30- 4:00 p.m. at CCM in room 3705 Corbett Center. (Link for Sign-Up Genius). Once these slots fill up, more may be added.

Audition Requirements

All students should prepare the following for their audition

  • One movement from a classical sonata
  • One additional piece from a contrasting style
  • Repertoire list of pieces studied in the past two years. Please indicate piece/s that have been memorized and ready to be performed in a recital.
  • A completed teacher recommendation form (click to download)

Immersion Housing

Any student attending an Immersion program who is age 14 or older may live on campus at the University of Cincinnati. Housing is available for an additional fee. Click here for full housing details. Dorm check-in is Sunday, June 17, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pm. Check-out is Saturday, June 23, 2018 for this 1-week camp.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Immersion Class - (sight reading, group piano, etc.)
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Practice Time
  • 12:00-2:00 p.m. – Lunch and Immersion Class
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Solo, Duo piano lessons and practice time with duo partner
  • 5:00-6:15 p.m. – Dinner break
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Activity, Master class


Friday, June 22, details to be confirmed