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Male french horn students perform with the wind ensemble in Corbett Auditorium

CCM offers students unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn and live in a thriving, next-generation city known for its intense interest in the arts. Experience leading-edge facilitiesdistinguished faculty and world-class ensembles while earning your undergraduate or graduate degree.

The study of music at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth.

CCM provides students with professionally-oriented immersive experiences in order to prepare them to enter directly into performing arts careers. The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium.

Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with the University of Cincinnati through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

Where performance is the primary focus, the opportunities are abundant. CCM houses nearly 1,000 performances each year in state-of-the-art spaces. Each degree program culminates in at least one full, required solo recital. Students rehearse and perform frequently with over a dozen ensembles from orchestras to wind symphonies; from pit orchestras to combined choral productions; from early music to 21st-century compositions.

Chamber music study is a critical element of each program, and CCM holds annual concerto and scholarship competitions. Faculty and guest artists conduct regular studio classes and master classes.

Access professional development and performance opportunities with the region’s many notable arts organizations. A fabulous campus, classrooms without boundaries and unlimited opportunity.

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A powerful network of nationally and internationally renowned teachers and performers is available to students. Our principal applied faculty include Demarre McGill, and Heather Verbeck on flute, Mark Ostoich and Dwight Parry on oboe, Pavel Vinnitsky, Ronald Aufmann, Ixi Chen, Joseph Morris and Christopher Pell on clarinet; Martin Garcia and Christopher Sales on bassoon, and James Bunte, Craig Bailey, Carly HoodOm Srivastava and Rick VanMatre on saxophone. Our graduates are able to draw on this network as they begin their own careers as soloists, chamber musicians and players with major symphony orchestras, as well as teaching at schools and privately throughout the world.

A powerful network of nationally and internationally renowned teachers and performers is available to students. Our principal applied faculty include Margaret Tung, Elizabeth Freimuth and Molly Norcross on horn, Michael Mergen and Phil Collins on trumpet, Tim Anderson and Peter Norton on trombone, and Tim Northcut on tuba/euphonium. Our graduates are able to draw on this network as they begin their own careers as soloists, chamber musicians and players with major symphony orchestras, as well as teaching at schools and privately throughout the world.

Performance is the primary focus of the percussionist at CCM. Students participate in eight full-time ensembles as well as frequent ad hoc groups. In addition, Greater Cincinnati has a rich cultural tradition that provides a variety of freelance opportunities. Each student meets with one member of Percussion Group Cincinnati (Russell Burge or James Culley) in weekly applied lessons and interacts with the other two group members through course work, seminars, ensembles and frequent performance and master classes.


News and Events

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CCM Wind Symphony pays homage to the Earth in multimedia concert

Event: February 23, 2024 7:30 PM

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony presents an evening of astounding sounds and sights in "Creation of the World" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office!

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New CCM apparel available for purchase online

February 14, 2024

Show your school spirit this spring with official CCM apparel! New UC College-Conservatory of Music apparel is available for purchase online. CCM's Spring 2024 t-shirt and hoodie designs can be ordered online now through March 18, 2024.

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CCM Bassoon and Flute alums win orchestra positions at Minnesota...

February 12, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music celebrates the amazing successes of recent alumni, Jessica Findley Yang (MM Bassoon, ’16) and Hannah Peterson (BM Flute, ‘12), who both won principal positions with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra in the group’s most recent auditions. This GRAMMY-nominated, Pulitzer-Prize winning group is based in Minneapolis, and boasts an impressive playbill each season.

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CCM alumna achieves historic first in renowned military band

January 30, 2024

The UC College-Conservatory of Music has numerous alums employed by military bands all across the nation. However, one such luminary recently made history, achieving an unprecedented honor: Adrienne Doctor (BM Music Ed, ’11; MM Trumpet, ’15), the first female drum major to lead a band at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

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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.

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A musical journey to Carnegie Hall

Event: January 14, 2024 7:00 PM

The CCM community is buzzing with excitement as preparations kick into high gear for what has become the most anticipated performance of the year. The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Honors Alumnus Stephen Flaherty features an all-star lineup of UC alumni alongside 100 current CCM students from musical theater, dance and orchestral studies.

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Local media spotlights CCM's fall performances

December 5, 2023

UC's College-Conservatory of Music kicks off its fall performance season in September with a variety of concerts starring the next generation of performing and media artists. Local media featured the college's upcoming events in preview coverage shared by CityBeat, Movers and Makers, Behind the Curtain Cincinnati and All About the Arts.

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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.

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