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CCM: About
The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

Academic Programs & Majors

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Refer to the chart below for more information on the types of degrees offered by each program and click on the degree titles to view specific degree plans.

What is Double Bass?

The program prepares students to earn a performance degree specializing in the technique and performance of the double bass. It is augmented with a thorough grounding in music theory, music history and literature, as well as allied academic studies.

In addition to talent, the successful student exhibits such qualities as academic competency, good training and discipline, dedication, and perseverance.

Career Possibilities

The UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) offers its string students unprecedented performance opportunities as soloists and orchestral and chamber musicians which mirrors the musical world for which the students prepare. Preparation for auditions and competitions is thorough, and the impressive list of successful alumni speaks for CCM’s success in career placement. Teacher training and teaching opportunities through the Preparatory Department are an integral part of the CCM philosophy.


UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Artists who have been educated in CCM’s environment of excellence can be found on international stages as soloists, recitalists, as well as chamber and orchestral musicians.

Graduates of CCMcan be found as leading pedagogues at major conservatories in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Members of important string quartets and other chamber music ensembles, such as the "Music From Marlboro" series, have received their chamber music education at CCM. Many of CCM’s graduates can be found in permanent and leading positions in the world’s great orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic.

In addition to outstanding artist-faculty and degree programs, CCM offers the advantage of being located in a city long known for its intense interest and support of the performing arts. Major musical events are held frequently. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs in beautiful and historic Music Hall as well as in its summer home, Riverbend Music Center. The Cincinnati May Festival is the oldest continuous choral festival of its kind in the nation, and the Cincinnati Opera brings major artists to the city. The Cincinnati Art Museum, Taft Museum, Museum of Natural History, Contemporary Arts Center, Playhouse in the Park, and Cincinnati/New Orleans Ballet Company offer outstanding cultural opportunities.

Admission Requirements

For specific admissions information, International student requirements and application deadlines please visit the CCM Admissions website.

Transferring to UC Requirements

For specific application and admissions information please visit the CCM Admissions website.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Students changing majors from other programs or colleges within UC will be considered based on the same criteria as outside transfers.

Graduation Requirements

Several months before graduation, each candidate for a degree must file a formal application for degree with the college office. If a student fails to properly complete this application process, the university will not be responsible for the student's graduation. A minimum of one year in residence as a full-time student is required of all students wishing to apply for any degree awarded by CCM.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

CCM's founding schools (the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the College of Music of Cincinnati) were both charter members of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The requirements for entrance and graduation in all music programs are in accordance with the published regulations of NASM.