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CCM's Memorial Hall and Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

CCM's Memorial Hall and Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Fast Facts

Admission Guidelines:
Average SAT 1150
Average ACT 24

Undergraduate enrollment:
Fall quarter: 746
Male/Female: 413/333

108 full-time
60 part-time

Student/faculty ratio: 7:1

Did you know...

  • CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. The annual calendar boasts nearly 1,000 events, ranging from solo recitals to fully-staged opera and musical theater performances.
  • In the most recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report, CCM was honored as the sixth top university program in the country for pursuing a graduate degree in music. Within the specialty areas of voice and conducting, CCM's programs placed third and fifth, respectively. Other nationally ranked programs include Music Composition, Orchestra/Symphony and Acting. The Musical Theatre program is widely considered one of the best in the country.
  • CCM ensembles have performed internationally, recorded for major labels and won ASCAP awards for excellence and programming.
  • CCM's annual enrollment continues to approach the 1500 mark with approximately 780 undergraduate students and 710 graduate students.
  • Nine degrees are offered (BA, BM, BFA, MFA, MM, MA, AD, DMA, PhD) in more than 100 possible majors.
  • The Gorno Memorial Music Library houses more than 120,000 volumes, including books, music scores, periodicals, microforms and recordings that support the full range of programs offered.
  • The library is supplemented by the Music Listening Center, which offers an advanced audio system with 48 listening stations and 24 computer stations.
  • In the fall of 1999, CCM completed a $93 million, seven-year-long project in which existing buildings within the complex were fully renovated and new facilities constructed.
  • CCM was one of only 14 recipients, from among 421 submissions, of the 2000 National Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
  • Among the performance spaces are the 730-seat Corbett Auditorium, the 380-seat Patricia Corbett Theater, the versatile Cohen Family Studio Theater, the 250-seat Robert J. Werner Recital Hall and the 140-seat Watson Recital Hall.
  • "Smart" classrooms allow electronic access to the latest information in real time and offer opportunities for cutting-edge audiovisual presentations.
  • Production facilities include an 8,500 square-foot scene shop; 3,000 square-foot costume shop; wig, make-up and prosthetics studios; design/drafting studio; sound design studio; and a lighting laboratory.
  • In 2009 CCM received the designation of “All Steinway-School,” a distinction shared by the top conservatories in the world. CCM has also become one of the largest repositories of Steinway pianos outside the company’s Long Island City, N.Y.-based factory.
  • In 2011, CCM was recognized as Ohio's first Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts by the Ohio Board of Regents.