Experience is calling.

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

Declared “one of this country’s leading conservatories” (NYT), CCM provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. Students master their chosen art form by working with world-renowned faculty in the college’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Are you ready for your next stage?


CCM has been ground zero for groundbreaking artistry since 1867. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world's stage. Don’t just take our word for it — hear what students have to say about life at CCM!

Classrooms without Boundaries

A commitment to excellence and innovation is embedded in our DNA — we push the boundaries of traditional classroom experiences to turn our performance halls, production studios and design workshops into our laboratories. Students can choose a course of study from 120 possible majors — from music and instrumental performance, to theatre arts and design, to media production and more. Faculty, staff and students collaborate across disciplines to provide training for well-rounded performing and media arts professionals, content creators, educators and researchers.

Outside of the classroom, students have opportunities to perform in CCM ensembles, student-created ensembles and in our theatre arts performances, as well as collaborate on short films, radio plays and other multimedia projects. Students are involved in every step of the process — from planning to performing, both on stage and behind the scenes. Our classrooms expand to our stages and recording studios, providing students with hands-on learning experiences that showcase their artistry for audiences.


World-Renowned Faculty

At CCM, tomorrow’s arts luminaries work with today’s industry leaders. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world. With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, CCM students receive personalized mentorship from professors who guide their individual scholarly, creative, musical, performing and teaching growth.

Who are our faculty members? CCM professors are Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning performers and designers, ASCAP and BMI Award-winning songwriters and composers, Naumburg Gold Medalists and Fulbright Scholars. They are members of major American orchestras, as well as directors and conductors for the world’s leading opera houses and summer festivals. They are choreographers, filmmakers and playwrights, as well as experts on health and wellness for artists. They have performed at the White House and produced multimedia for US presidents. They have been featured on major broadcasts like Good Morning

America, the Today Show, the Tonight Show, the BBC Proms and Sesame Street, to mention just a few of their accomplishments.

Intrigued? Get to know our faculty.


Vibrant Arts Community

Located in the heart of a public university and surrounded by Cincinnati’s arts organizations, CCM is part of a vibrant arts community that connects students with performance opportunities, internships and professional experience. The city’s rich history is steeped in the arts, with an orchestra, opera company, ballet company, art museums, theaters and much more. In addition to connecting with local professional arts organizations and professionals, students also have access to CCM’s expansive alumni network, with 97% of recent graduates currently working or continuing their education.

This is Where the Future of the Arts Lives

A fabulous campus, classrooms without boundaries and unlimited opportunity. CCM is where you will grow, create, thrive and push yourself to next.

Find your next stage here.