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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 Oboe?

At the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), a student may study classical solo and orchestral repertoire, jazz and studio styles, or prepare for a career in music education. This program prepares students to maximize their talents through a specialization in oboe performance, and provides a well-rounded musical and academic education.

In addition to musical talent, the successful student will benefit from such attributes as academic competency, good training and discipline, dedication and perseverance.

Career Possibilities

The woodwind faculty comprises eminent artist-teachers who have performed worldwide and who have successfully placed students in professional environments. Graduates are employed in every area of professional music -- as principal performers in major orchestras and within military bands, as public school teachers, university professors, music theorists, arts administrators, conductors, composers, music publishers and librarians. Numerous available career opportunities include those beyond the performance area, emphasizing music as an integral part of the human experience.


UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

In addition to outstanding artist-faculty and degree programs, CCM offers the greatest number of performances annually in the state of Ohio and  the advantage of being located in a city known for its intense interest in the performing arts. Major musical events are held frequently throughout the year. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs in both the 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.

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.