Teen Programs

A Youth Wind Ensemble

Dive deeply into the arts at CCM this summer. CCM Prep’s workshops offer unparalleled arts experiences to students interested in everything from musical theatre to jazz.

Students who love the performing arts will be surrounded by peers from throughout the nation who share their passion, excitement and dreams. Summer at CCM provides fun and intense workshops where students can learn from leading national artists and teachers, including CCM’s collegiate faculty members.

Workshop details are listed below. For more information, please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or ccmprep@uc.edu.

Summer 2023 Programs

Ballet students in rehearsal in a dance studio
  • Dates: June 5-9
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $500

The Ballet Intensive offers a comprehensive training program for young women and men specializing in ballet technique, pointe, classical ballet repertoire and modern dance in an intensive environment, Monday through Friday. Additional supplemental classes in contemporary dance, musical theatre, Pilates, injury prevention and nutrition will be included, as well as seminars by guest teachers and speakers to expand the students’ knowledge on specific dance topics. Students aged 14 to 18 are eligible. The workshop is appropriate for intermediate through advanced dancers (levels 5-7).

Audition not required.

Sample Daily Schedule:

  • 9:30-10 a.m.: Stretch
  • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Ballet Class
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m.: Pointe/Variation
  • 2-3:30 p.m.: Guest instructor lesson
  • Small show on Friday for parents
Ballet students in rehearsal in a dance studio
  • Dates: June 5-July 27
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $10 per class

This technique class is offered four days per week on Monday–Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. This level of student will continue fine tuning and enhancing their training in all the areas of classical ballet. They will develop stronger musicality, phrasing and performance qualities. Classes are drop-in only throughout the summer (levels 5-7).

CCM Jazz students perform
  • Dates: June 12-16
  • Directors: Isidore Rudnick, Fine Arts Curriculum Manager, Cincinnati Public Schools and Eric Lechliter, CCM Prep Youth Jazz Orchestra director
  • Tuition: $180
  • Audition: Not required

The CCM/CPS Summer Jazz Academy offers an outstanding experience to study jazz performance with professional musicians and other students in a friendly and encouraging environment. Daily classes will include jazz ensembles, jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation as well as jazz arranging and college audition preparation for high school students. The faculty includes leading jazz performers and jazz educators from CCM, CPS and the Greater Cincinnati region. The week concludes with a performance by all student groups. A completed and submitted registration form by the deadline is required; deadline March 1.

No audition is necessary but space is limited so get your registration in as soon as possible. Participants need at least one year of experience performing on an instrument. Eligible registrants should be entering grades 5 through 12 in Fall 2023.

NOTE: Cincinnati Public Schools students must register through a separate online form. Please contact ccmprep@uc.edu for a CPS-specific registration form.

Sample Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Jazz Band Rehearsal
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Jazz Theory/ Ear Training
  • 12-2 p.m.: Lunch and Immersion Class
  • 2-2:30 p.m.: Jazz Listening
  • 2:30-4 p.m.: Combo
  • 4-5 p.m.: Jazz Band Rehearsal
Students perform on stage during CCM Prep's High School Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Dates: June 20-July 1
  • Director: Dee Anne Bryll
  • Tuition: $1,500

This program is designed for talented, motivated and dedicated high school students, rising sophomores through seniors, who have a strong interest in and passion for musical theatre. Voice, dance, and acting are taught by conservatory faculty and local professionals as well as faculty of CCM Prep. Auditions are required.

Students may audition for the Musical Theatre Workshop online (information and audition link coming soon). Priority is given to applications received by the published deadlines:

  • Priority Deadline: March 3
  • Hard Deadline: March 15

Applications may be viewed until April 1, if any spaces remain. Please keep in mind this is a very competitive program and the sooner the audition materials are received, the better. For your best chance, please submit by March 3. 

Housing information is available on the program website.

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

The Guitar Workshop faculty and guest artists include Nigel North, Stanley Yates, Karl Wohlwend, Sarah Wilke, and Todd Tipton. 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.


Registration is open now. Please follow the "learn more" links located with each program. For more information, please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or ccmprep@uc.edu.


Housing is available for an additional fee for a select number of High School Workshops. High School Workshop students are not required to live on campus.

CPS Strong

Our city is only as strong as our public school system. CPS Strong is working to establish an institution-wide model to engage and empower Cincinnati Public School students. By aligning programs and services to ensure readiness, create access and foster success, we can achieve educational transformation and positively impact the future of our university and our city. Learn more about CPS Strong.