Performance Opportunities for UC Students

UC students interested in the performing arts can join university-wide choral and orchestral ensembles or can register for arts elective classes to learn a new instrument or skills for the stage!

Established in 1920, UC Choruses is the longest running student organization on the University of Cincinnati’s campus. UC Choruses is a non-audition performing group inside UC’s College Conservatory of Music and consists of the Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, and Cabaret Singers. Through the years, UC Choruses has performed nationally and internationally at various concerts, conventions and sporting events.

Students can join UC Choruses by registering online through Catalyst. Use the "Class Search" tool to find "ENSM" subject courses, then find the UC Chorus ensemble you wish to join!

Ensembles of the Bearcat Bands include the 250-member spirit band program (Marching Band and multiple Basketball Bands), multiple Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, various Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles, beginning instrumental lessons and various educational clinics. The Marching Band integrates a contemporary Color Guard and Twirlers. 

Membership is open to every enrolled student at the University of Cincinnati and satellite campuses as well as students attending Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection schools. Participation in the program is by placement audition. Bearcat Bands has opportunities for everyone: those with considerable experience, those with none and those in between.

Learn more about UC's Bearcat Bands and how to join.

The UC Symphony Orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform great orchestral repertoire. Membership in the orchestrais open to instrumentalists who own their own instrument, have a basic technical proficiency, and the ability to read music. Specific seating assignments in the orchestra are determined by informal auditions at the start of each semester.

Students can join UC Choruses by registering online through Catalyst. Use the "Class Search" tool to find "ENSM" subject courses, then look for the "UC Symphony Orchestra" course!

A variety of music and theatre arts performance classes are offered each semester through CCM. These courses are open to any UC student with a passion for the arts! Past offerings include piano, guitar, voice, acting, stage design and more!

For the most up-to-date class offerings visit the Arts Electives for UC Students website.