CCM Prep
Arts for All Ages and Abilities

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 children, teens, adults and students preparing for a future in the performing arts.

Tomorrow’s performing and media artists get their start at UC’s nationally ranked and internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). 

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

Browse CCM Prep's program offerings to find the perfect arts opportunities for you and your family.


Students interested in instrumental music, voice or music theory can explore their creativity in CCM Prep's ensembles, classes and private lessons. Coached by CCM Prep and collegiate faculty, ensembles include performance opportunities for singers as well as strings, winds, brass and jazz players.


CCM Prep offers dance opportunities for early childhood, youth, teens and adults. Classes include ballet and modern dance offerings for beginners and experienced dancers.

Students enrolled in ballet classes can also audition to join CCM Prep's ballet companies, which perform twice a year in the college's state-of-the-art performance venues.

Theatre Arts

CCM Prep's Theatre Arts programs offer classes and workshops that teach essential skills for students interested in musical theatre performance and acting for the stage and screen. Musical Theatre students receive instruction in acting, vocal music, dance and both audition and performance technique from CCM collegiate and Prep faculty. Acting classes prepare students for the entire process — from audition preparation to monologue and scene work to script analysis and character development. 

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