CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement FAQ

While CCM Prep has transitioned to primarily remote operations, we remain committed to our ongoing academic and artistic missions.

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FAQs For Fall 2020 Activities

Below is a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers that are specific to CCM.

These questions are reviewed and revised as new information develops, so please check back often. If the State provides further direction for public institutions, the University of Cincinnati will adapt accordingly.

CCM Prep is offering a mix of in-person, online and hybrid programs in fall 2020.

Group Classes (Music, Theatre Arts and Dance)

  • Music theory, Acting and Cinematic and Media Arts classes will be taught remotely. Your teachers will send information on how to access these classes.
  • Ballet classes, Musical Theatre Intensive and the Dance Styles class for acting/musical theatre students are offered online and in-person.
  • stARTS, stAGES, Primary and Continuing Primary Ballet and Group Piano for Ages 5 and Up classes will be taught remotely. Your teachers will send information on how to access these classes.

Ensemble Rehearsals

Most CCM Prep ensembles will not hold rehearsals in fall 2020.

Cincinnati Junior Strings and the New Horizons Orchestra will have in-person rehearsals in fall 2020. Participants must follow social distancing and mask requirements.

CCM Prep Wind Ensembles will not be held in fall 2020. Instead, CCM Prep is collaborating with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Wind Orchestra to provide weekly online workshops for students.

All lessons will be taught remotely. You have or will be contacted by your teacher to access your live, online lesson. We are proud of how quickly our private lesson teachers have stepped up to the challenge, learning new ways to provide their approaches to teaching in these live online lessons. 

All performances for the remainder of the semester are canceled. This includes Student Artist Program recitals organized by CCM Placement Services.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Cincinnati (UC) will not be refunding tuition. We have worked to offer online options in keeping with this UC policy and to provide our valued students and families minimal disruption to instruction.  

If you have a strong reason for not participating in online instruction as offered, you may contact us at ccmprep@uc.edu. We will send instructions for submitting a withdrawal form for consideration by the Assistant Dean for CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement. 

Not unless we confirm it with you, first. In order to process ACHs, someone has to physically be in the office. If you are able to, you can login to your ASAP Connected account to make any remaining payments. If you need assistance logging in or have trouble paying online, please contact ccmprep@uc.edu.

To maintain social distancing, we are advising against this for now and staff will not be available in the office. You should be able to login to your ASAP Connected account to make any remaining payments. If you need assistance logging in or have trouble paying online, please contact ccmprep@uc.edu.


The University of Cincinnati has more information available about its response to COVID-19.

In addition, you may send queries to publichealth@uc.edu