Youth Programs

Middle school aged boy practices guitar during a lesson

CCM Prep provides enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student. Courses are taught by CCM Prep and collegiate faculty members and guest artists.

For more information, view the complete course offerings listed by age group below. Register for courses and view CCM Prep’s summer 2022 course offerings in the links below and on our registration website

Please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or for more information.

Summer 2022 Programs

CCM Jazz students perform
  • Dates: June 13-17
  • Directors: Isidore Rudnick, Fine Arts Curriculum Manager, Cincinnati Public Schools and Eric Lechliter, CCM Prep Youth Jazz Orchestra director
  • Age group: 5th-12th grades
  • Tuition for students enrolled in Cincinnati Public Schools: $0
  • Tuition for all other students: $150
  • Prerequisite: At least one year of experience performing on an instrument

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.  No audition is necessary, but space is limited so get your registration in as soon as possible. 

NOTE: Cincinnati Public Schools students must register through a separate online form. Please contact if you have not yet received the CPS form.

Young students playing violin
  • Dates: July 11-15
  • Director: Joyce Grabell
  • Age group: K-6th grades
  • Tuition: $260

Practice your instrument, gain new friends, and have fun learning and strengthening skills while improving your technique! CCM Preparatory faculty are planning a full week of engaging classes, rehearsals, enrichment, and games for Suzuki and Traditional string students. Daily schedule includes orchestra rehearsals, chamber music workshops, mini private lessons, arts and craft activities, and outdoor games. Students will be placed in age appropriate groups and previous playing experience is required.

Students should be entering grades K-6 in Fall 2022 in order to be eligible to register.

Looking for more summer arts opportunities for teens? Check out Summer at CCM workshops for teenagers! Learn more.

Looking for more summer arts opportunities for collegiate students and adults? Study instrumental music, opera and more! Learn more.


Register and find more details for each program in the registration links included in the listings above or by visiting the registration website


For more information, please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or