Prep Programs

Prep children performing on violin

CCM Prep offers a wide variety of programs in music, dance and theatre arts for arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities — including classes for adults, young children, teens and pre-professional students preparing for a future in the performing arts.

At both CCM’s Uptown Campus and through select partnerships across Greater Cincinnati, we provide excellent, enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities that educate and inspire the whole student and serve as a catalyst for transforming and empowering our communities.

Visit CCM Prep's online registration website for a complete list of class offerings.

Browse CCM Prep's program offerings to find the perfect arts opportunities for you and your family, from early childhood through adult. 

If you have any questions please feel free to call the CCM Prep office at 513-556-2595 or email

CCM Preparatory is committed to support arts education for all people regardless of age, ability or financial situation. We partner with area schools, social organizations, and other arts organizations to assist with these efforts. CCM Preparatory promotes the health and wellness benefits of the arts through programs such as the Music & Wellness Coalition of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Arts Association's Arts in Healing project.

Lives United: Music, Arts & Community

Lives United: Music, Arts & Community (LUMAC) is a community engagement initiative located in Mt. Auburn. The purpose of the LUMAC initiative is to provide a performance venue for young and aspiring artists and to increase access to the arts for the Mt. Auburn neighborhood and surrounding communities.

In partnership with CCM Prep, the goal is to create a dynamic hub for music and the arts, which will further a mission of justice, compassion, inclusion, and wholeness. Concerts and events, often featuring CCM student artists, are presented free of charge for the community.

Contact Anne Cushing-Reid for more information about the program.

For the Public

CCM Prep activities and performances can be found at various fairs and community events throughout the area, promoting the arts as a vital element of everyone’s lives. CCM Prep also supports deserving students with scholarships and financial assistance. CCMPower, Cincinnati Symphony Club and many private donors assist in supporting financial assistance and scholarships to deserving students.

CCM Prep is proud to be fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of the Schools of Dance. We are the only community school in the state of Ohio with this distinction.

We are a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education, the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition, and the Suzuki Association of America. CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement is a founding member of the Music Development Program.

News and Events


CCM Chamber Choir and CYC featured in ACDA Welcome Concert

February 24, 2023

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is honored to have been featured in the Welcome Concert of the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts.


CCM Wind Symphony presents Pops "Star Wars" concert on Feb. 17

Event: February 17, 2023 7:30 PM

The CCM Wind Symphony and CCM Youth Wind Ensemble present their annual POPS concert on Friday, Feb. 17. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office. The program features thrilling works from the classical repertoire as well as John Williams’ iconic music from the Star Wars franchise, and is sure to delight all audience members.

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