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Audition Dates & Application Deadlines

Please refer to the Application Handbook below for program-specific application and audition information.

* CCM 2020-21 Application Handbook (1.6 MB)
Updated July 19, 2019

Application Deadlines

December 1 is the application ("received by") deadline for all programs. However, if all audition dates fill before December 1 we reserve the right to close the application earlier (especially Musical Theatre). Please apply as close to November 1 as possible to ensure an audition date.

Musical Theatre applicants participating in Moonifieds in Dallas, the Cleveland Musical Theatre, or the Atlanta CAPS live pre-screening workshops, should submit applications to the University of Cincinnati one week prior to pre-screenings.

Arts Administration has a January 2 complete application deadline.

Undergraduate Academic Scholarship Deadline

December 1 is the ("received by") deadline for all academic information (transcripts and test scores) to be considered for academic scholarships from the University of Cincinnati.

Recording Deadlines



Dec. 1

Pre-screening for all required majors submitted through

Feb. 1

Recordings for auditions (for areas where applicable)
submitted through

2020-21 Audition Dates*

*For individual major audition dates please see pages 9-26 in the 2020-21 CCM Application Handbook (download available below). All dates are subject to change.

Jan. 17-18

Cincinnati – Select majors

Jan. 17-19

New York City Unified Auditions (Musical Theatre all dates,

Acting Jan. 18-19 ONLY)

Jan. 24-25

Cincinnati – Select majors

Feb. 1

Cincinnati – BFA Theatre Design & Production areas

Cincinnati – Arts Administration

Feb. 3-6

Chicago Unified Auditions (Musical Theatre all dates,

Acting Feb. 3-4 ONLY)

Feb. 8

Los Angeles Unified Auditions (Musical Theatre ONLY)

Cincinnati – Arts Administration

Feb. 14-15

Cincinnati – Select majors


New York City Regional Music Auditions – Select majors

Feb. 23

New York City Ballet

Select programs require a pre-screening recording which must be submitted through by the appropriate deadline (please download the CCM Application Handbook for specific majors).

* CCM 2020-21 Application Handbook (1.6 MB)
Updated July 19, 2019

Audition Day Meetings

On our Saturday audition dates in Cincinnati (January 18, 25, and February 15) we will offer the following general meetings:

  • 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Parent Welcome (information regarding financial aid, housing, admissions process)
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Undergraduate Student Panel (Q&A with current CCM students)
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Graduate Student Information Meeting (information regarding financial aid and admissions process)
  • 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Diversity Fellowship Meeting (Q&A regarding the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship - graduate string players only)