Performance Opportunities for UC Students

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

UC|CCM Choirs

Love to sing? Join one of our choirs! The choirs at UC and CCM are open to all UC students. No experience is necessary, and no auditions are required for certain choirs. 

Our choral ensembles include the CCM Chamber Choir, CCM Chorale, CCM Chamber Singers and UC Choruses.

UC Choruses is comprised of three primary ensembles:

  • Alta Petit Treble Chorus,
  • Juncta Juvant Tenor/Bass Chorus and
  • Cabaret Singers

Unlike Alta Petit and Juncta Juvant Choruses, the Cabaret Singers is an auditioned mixed ensemble open only to our members. Throughout the year, our choruses travel on retreats, host a variety of social events and have numerous performances in CCM's venues.

UC Choruses is also known for our Annual Spring Tour. Past tour locations have included Washington, New York City, Chicago and Nashville.

Choirs can be taken for either one or zero credits to accommodate students with full schedules.

How To Register For UC|CCM Choirs

Students can join UC Choruses by registering online through Catalyst. Use the Class Search tool in Catalyst to find “ENSM” subject courses, then choose from UC Choruses, UC Cabaret Singers, CCM Chamber Choir, CCM Chorale or CCM Chamber Singers.

Bearcat Bands

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.

UC Symphony Orchestra

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.

How To Register For UC Symphony Orchestra

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

Performance Classes

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.