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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 Organ?

This degree program is designed to provide technical expertise, musicianship and knowledge of the organ; familiarity with a range of repertoire in various musical styles; and knowledge of applicable performance practices. Basic familiarity with church music and liturgy is an important component of the degree.

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

In teaching both the traditional repertoire and the modern experimental music composed for the organ, the faculty prepares the students for careers in church music, private teaching and performance. Most organ graduates are employed in churches or continue their studies at the UC College-Conservatory of Music or other major schools of music.


UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

All programs at CCM are enhanced by the wealth of musical talent and opportunity that abounds as part of the CCM experience. Few schools can match the quality of CCM's performing ensembles or its international faculty, which provide students with an incomparable training environment. Small classes and off-campus musical activities provide ongoing channels for student participation and faculty supervision.

In addition to outstanding artist-faculty and degree programs, CCM offers the advantage of being located in a city long known for its musical life and intense interest in the performing arts. Major musical events occur 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 Ballet Company offer outstanding cultural opportunities.

With potential access to more than 900 student, faculty and guest performances each year, students enjoy outstanding training and academic advantages. Small classes and a concerned and dedicated faculty provide numerous opportunities for academic and musical interaction.

Admission Requirements

For specific application and admissions information 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.