Collegiate and Adult Programs

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CCM Summer Programs provides classes and workshops for college students and adults during the summer months. Arts enthusiasts at any level can join us at our state-of-the-art facilities and study in a variety of areas.

Contact CCM Summer Programs at 513-556-5609 or ccmsummer@uc.edu if you have any questions.

Summer 2023 Programs

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CCM International Wind Festival

  • Dates: May 30-June 3, 2023 
  • Tuition: $675 
  • Directors: Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman and Associate Professor of Trumpet Michael Mergen

Features of the CCM International Wind Festival:

  • Rehearsals and community performances of standard wind band repertoire with Conductor of United States Marine Band “The Presidents Own” Colonel Jason Fettig, CCM Director of Wind Studies Kevin Michael Holzman, and Conducting Fellows
  • Rehearsals and performances of chamber music to include chamber winds, brass choir and saxophone ensemble, coached by members of the “President’s Own”
  • Master classes for each instrument with members of “The President’s Own” focused on military band audition excerpts
  • Mock military band auditions with feedback from members of “The President’s Own.”
  • Presentations and career development sessions by CCM Faculty and President’s Own faculty
  • Social/networking events with festival faculty and participants

Conductor's Academy

  • Dates: May 30-June 3, 2023 
  • Tuition: $750 conducting fellows/$400 conducting observers
  • Directors: Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman and Associate Professor of Trumpet Michael Mergen

Ten Conducting Fellows will be selected by audition. Features of the Conducting Fellowship:

  • Conducting rehearsal and performance with the CCM International Wind Festival Band and Chamber Ensembles, with video footage
  • Master classes sessions/lessons with festival conducting faculty
  • Presentations by festival faculty
  • Career development sessions
  • Social/networking events with festival faculty and participants

Band Repertoire to include (works/movements assigned by Conducting Fellow preference upon acceptance):

  • Kimberly Archer: Fanfare Politeia
  • Kevin Day: Havana
  • Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy and Colonial Song
  • Paul Hindemith: Symphony in B-flat
  • Gustav Holst: The First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1
  • Morten Lauridsen (tr. Reynolds): O Magnum Mysterium

Chamber Ensemble repertoire (works/movements assigned by Conducting Fellow preference upon acceptance):

  • Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44
  • W.A. Mozart: Serenade in E-flat (K. 375)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments
Students perform on stage during CCM Prep's High School Musical Theatre Workshop

International Conducting Training Program:

  • Dates: July 8-15
  • Faculty: Joe Miller and Brett Scott
  • Tuition: $975 (campus housing and parking are available separately for an additional fee)

The International Conducting Training Program (ICTP) is a rigorous and competitive opportunity providing advanced conducting training for professionals seeking to gain experience and guidance from CCM’s renowned conducting faculty. ICTP Fellows, accepted by audition only, will receive intensive instruction in score analysis, work with a professional chorus and orchestra, and participate in the CCM Choral Conducting Workshop.

ICTP Conducting Fellows will prepare masterworks for performance during the week-long festival, engaging in all areas of preparation and working one-on-one with the faculty. The week will culminate with concert featuring CCM’s outstanding Choral and Voice faculty in a performance at Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral.

Auditions are required; learn more in the link below). Housing information is available on the "learn more" website linked below.


Choral Conducting Workshop:

  • Dates: July 9-15
  • Director: Joe Miller 
  • Tuition: $700 (campus housing and parking are available separately for an additional fee)

Offering exceptional training in choral pedagogy, literature, and performance, the CCM Choral Conducting Workshop is open to all musicians, and is especially geared toward choral educators, church musicians and others who work with choral groups. Participants will also intersect with participants in CCM’s International Conducting Training Program.

The workshop will be a week-long immersion in new pedagogies and literature with participants receiving daily training in voice pedagogy, choral pedagogy, performance practice and exploring a wide range of historic and modern repertoire. The week will culminate with concert featuring CCM’s outstanding Choral and Voice faculty in a performance at Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral.

No audition requirement. Housing information is available on the "learn more" website linked below.

CCM's Moveable Feast. Classical guitar
  • Dates: July 16-22
  • Director: Chris Wilke
  • Tuition: $725
  • Audition: Not required

An exceptional immersive experience in all aspects of classical guitar and guitar in general, the CCM Guitar Workshop is open to all musicians wishing to improve their skills and connect with fellow players. The Workshop is a weeklong course in which participants benefit from classes in technique, history, performance practice and pedagogy. The schedule features daily masterclasses and lectures on special topics. The heart of the program centers around ensemble playing in which participants receive individualized coaching from professional guitarists.

Featuring CCM’s outstanding guitar faculty as well as internationally renowned guests, the workshop will culminate in a participants’ concert on the final day. Open to adults and high school students of all levels. 

No audition requirement. Housing information is available in the link below.


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