Established in 1969, CCM’s BFA Musical Theatre program is the oldest in the country and was the first of its kind. The National Association of Schools of Theatre used CCM’s program in formulating the guidelines for accreditation of Musical Theatre programs nationwide.
The CCM Admissions office recommends for students to apply by November 1 to ensure an audition date for the Musical Theatre program. The audition consists of three sections: dance, vocal and acting. They are held in Cincinnati in December, January and February. Additional auditions are held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles as part of the Unified Theatre Auditions in February.
The Musical Theatre program at CCM is widely recognized for its “triple-threat” approach to training. Many of CCM’s Musical Theatre graduates are following careers as performers and creative artists in every facet of the entertainment industry — from the stage to the screen and behind-the-scenes.
In the video below, current students and alumni discuss their experiences in the program and give advice to young artists thinking of pursuing a career in Musical Theatre.
"Don't be scared to pursue your dreams...If you really love theatre and you really love art, then this is a great place to come." - Donelvan Thigpen, Class of 2018