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Fueling the Future of the Arts

Thank you for supporting CCM. Your generosity gives CCM students and faculty the necessary resources to empower the next generation of artists and to prepare leaders who will create what comes next in the arts.

Whether you choose to support student scholarships, our sensational performances, a particular division or to give where funds are needed most, your investment in CCM is an investment in our world renowned institution and in securing the future of the performing and media arts.  

UC Day of Giving 2024: Thank You, Bearcats!

We had 24 hours, Bearcats ... and you HUSTLED! Thank you for coming together on UC Day of Giving and making a gift to the area that inspires you. More than 3,500 people made a gift on UC Day of Giving and together we raised over $3.8 million dollars! Bearcats don’t wait to change the world. And In 24 hours you showed the impact we can make when #BearcatsGive.

Where to Give

CCMpower consist of fans, advocates and alumni dedicated to empowering students and igniting possibilities through scholarship opportunities and more. Your gift to CCMpower is vital to providing the educational opportunities that make the CCM education unique and continuing CCM’s reputation of excellence.

By investing in the Dean's Innovation Fund, you will provide the flexible funding that CCM needs to fund the highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities, fund innovation in the performing arts and devote special funds to areas of greatest potential. Your support will help attract leading student scholars, provide travel opportunities for students and faculty and fund special collaborative projects at CCM.

Make a gift to your favorite area within CCM and help prepare the next generation of professionals to attain the highest artistic level and mastery in their respective fields.

CCM's Harmony Fund supports artistic works that fight hate and prejudice through the performing arts. John Harrison and Ginger Warner were two of the visionary founders and inspiring leaders of the CCM Harmony Fund based on the belief that the arts inspire imaginative thinking, encourage conversations, present contrasting attitudes and help us examine our own viewpoints.

Your support of The Harmony Fund helps students, faculty and audience members alike to explore controversial issues and unite against hate and prejudice to affect real change in our communities. Learn more about the Harmony Fund and it's past projects/performances.

How to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting CCM! CCM's Office of Development and Alumni Relations is committed to the mission and vision of CCM and to raising the funds needed to educate our stars of tomorrow and fuel the legacy of artistic excellence in Cincinnati and around the world. Gifts to the University of Cincinnati are directed through the UC Foundation and are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. There are a number of ways to make a gift to CCM.

You can make a secure online gift now to CCM! Simply choose the fund you want to support. Consider increasing your impact by setting up a recurring donation.

Please make checks payable to UCF/CCM and please write the designation of your contribution on the memorandum line. Be sure to include a note with any special instructions and how we can contact you to acknowledge your gift.

Mail checks to:

College-Conservatory of Music
Mary Emery Hall, Suite 4255
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

We invite you to consider CCM as part of your long-term estate and financial plans so that future generations of students and faculty can benefit from your legacy of generosity. Those who name CCM in their planning are also invited to join the Herman Schneider Legacy Society through the University of Cincinnati Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning. Please contact the CCM Development Office if we can be of assistance to you in reaching your goals.

Multiply the impact of your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Find out if your company has a matching gift program.

You can give back by donating appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares. You will receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift.

To make a gift of securities or stock, please contact us for further instruction.

Contact the CCM Development Office to set up an automatic payroll deduction to make your gift to CCM.

Recent News


In the News: CCM performs at New York's Carnegie Hall

January 16, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) students and Broadway alumni took the stage at Carnegie Hall to present a one-night-only performance and fundraiser to help support the next generation of performing and media artists. The January 14 event honored CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty while also raising money for CCM scholarships and educational initiatives.


CCM presents Stephen Flaherty tribute at New York's Carnegie Hall

Event: January 14, 2024 7:00 PM

Recently dubbed by Playbill Magazine as one of Broadway’s “Big 10,” the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) unites Broadway stars and current students in a one-night-only performance to honor Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Flaherty at Carnegie Hall in New York on Jan. 14, 2024.


UC Foundation president set to retire

September 18, 2023

Peter Landgren, President of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and Vice President of University Advancement, has announced his retirement. Landgren, a proud alumnus of the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has held his position since October 2017.


Making music and paying it forward

May 31, 2023

Newly minted University of Cincinnati alum Hayden Glasgow says the path to becoming a working artist can be challenging. Fortunately for Glasgow, CCM ’23, the generosity of others is allowing him to pursue a music career.


UC sets CCM student on the road to success

November 1, 2022

Vincenzo Volpe, DMA ’23, who grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, says his dream of attending UC’s College-Conservatory of Music would not have been possible without the scholarships that UC donors so generously support.


Paying it forward: Alums unite to create spectacular fundraising...

Event: September 23, 2022 8:00 PM

UC College-Conservatory of Music alum Jim Semmelman (BFA Musical Theater, ’76) is deeply committed to connecting with current CCM students and making sure they have access to the same opportunities, mentorship and support he received as a student. CCM helped open doors for Semmelman, who has enjoyed a long career as a performer and stage manager, having worked on Broadway and at NBC on Today, The View and more.


"30 Years of Stephen" brings Broadway to CCM on Sept. 23

Event: September 23, 2022 8:00 PM

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music is thrilled to present a spectacular evening of music and stories, featuring our incredible students and a sampling of CCM's most notable alumni. Join us for a front-row seat to the world premiere of 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Corbett Auditorium.


CCM presents virtual Moveable Feast 2022: A Bridge to the Stars

Event: January 21, 2022 7:00 PM

CCMpower is thrilled to announce the return of Cincinnati’s one-of-a-kind virtual fundraising event, Moveable Feast, featuring incredible performances by UC College-Conservatory of Music’s student artists. Despite circumstances that keep us from being together in person again, CCMpower has planned a joyful evening of artistry, food, celebration and togetherness with Moveable Feast 2022: A Bridge to the Stars, presented online on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.


CCMpower helps student scholar share her voice

November 16, 2020

Second-year voice student became a CCMpower Scholar in 2020, which made it possible for her to continue her studies on campus at UC's College-Conservatory of Music during the pandemic.


CCMpower: Empowering students through unique experiences

April 24, 2020

Molly Getsinger is a rising star in the conducting world, and graduates this spring with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music. A musician at an early age, her earliest musical memories are of taking piano lessons and singing in the school choir. When she entered high school, she had the opportunity to conduct her marching band as the drum major, and her passion for conducting was born.


Making a scene: Senior Theatre Design student reflects on her...

March 23, 2020

Cincinnati audiences might not know Marissa Picciuto's name, but they've certainly seen her work on stage at UC's College-Conservatory of Music. She has worked behind the scenes of many productions, including CCM Acting's Clybourne Park last month. This spring, Picciuto graduates with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art with a specialization in props.


Breaking barriers: the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship program

March 9, 2020

The CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship program provides an immersion into the professional world they all aspire to and the chance to be mentored by some of the best string players in the country. This extraordinary opportunity, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is also about removing the barriers that have previously prevented amazing musicians such as the current class of Diversity Fellows from achieving their dreams. Launched in 2015, the program has accepted four classes of Fellows and will welcome a fifth class in fall 2020.

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