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What Your Gift Supports

Thank you for your interest in CCM. Every contribution provides vital support towards the core educational, performance and research missions of CCM’s students and faculty. To assure CCM retains its distinction as one of the top ranked educational institutions for the performing and media arts, we appreciate your consideration of CCM with your philanthropy.

Gifts can be made to CCM in a number of ways including online, by check, credit card or appreciated securities, matching gifts, payroll deduction or planned gifts. For specific information, please contact us and we'll be glad to assist you.

What Your Gift Supports

Dean's Innovation Fund

By investing in the Dean’s Innovation Fund, you will provide the flexible funding for the CCM Dean to implement innovative ideas, fund the highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and devote special funds to areas of greatest potential. Your support will help attract leading student scholars, provide travel opportunities for students and faculty and fund special collaborative projects at CCM.

  • Scholarships

Gifts directed to scholarships serve as an international recruiting tool to attract an incoming student with the highest standards of excellence based on either need or merit.

  • Travel Opportunities for Faculty and Students

CCM has an immediate need to fund faculty and student travel to stay connected to the ever-changing professional world and to recognize talent and expertise. 

  • Funding for Special Collaborative Projects

Support will be directed to a variety of interdivisional projects that advance the international reputation of faculty performance and research and, in return, enhance the educational learning opportunities for current students.

Departmental Funds

To prepare the next generation of professionals to attain the highest artistic level and mastery in their respective fields, CCM invites you to make a gift to one of the seven divisions: Electronic Media, Ensembles and Conducting, Keyboard Studies, Music Education, TAPAA (Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration), Performance Studies or Composition, Musicology and Theory.

Friends of CCM

For almost 50 years, The Friends of CCM have provided critical support to sustain the legacy of CCM as one of America’s leading conservatories. With approximately 600 members and an active board that raises over $300,000 annually, there are several levels of membership along with special benefits depending on your commitment.

Gift Planning

We invite you to consider CCM as part of your long-term estate and financial plans so that future generations of students and faculty can benefit from your legacy of generosity. Those who name CCM in their planning are also invited to join the Herman Schneider Legacy Society through the University of Cincinnati Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning. For more information on gift planning opportunities, please contact CCM’s Office of External Relations at 513-556-2100 or visit the University’s gift planning website at

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