CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement FAQ

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FAQs For Spring and Summer 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.

Group Classes (Music, Theatre Arts and Dance)

  • Music theory and acting classes will be taught remotely. Your teachers will send information on how to access these classes.
  • Dance: Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer has been working on online classes for the different levels of ballet and musical theatre dance faculty have also been creating video lessons. 
  • stARTS, stAGES, Primary and Continuing Primary Ballet: Karie-Lee Sutherland and Amy Dennison have created multi-arts classes for each week of classes. Links will be sent to each family.

Ensemble Rehearsals

All on- and off-campus face-to-face instruction is suspended for the remainder of the semester. This includes all lessons, classes, rehearsals and face-to-face instrucition of any kind. We are offering the following options:

  • Students intending to audition for the ensemble next year can be issued credit for the unused tuition from this year. 
  • You may consider offering the unused tuition as a donation to the department. 

All faculty are expected to teach the remaining lessons for their students. Due to the ban on face-to-face instruction, 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.

At this time, only remote instruction can occur for the remainder of spring semester and through May 31. We won't know when instruction will resume until we see how events unfold. As we are all learning, things change hourly with the restrictions, updates, and so on.

Please refer to the CCM Summer Programs FAQ for information on program offerings.


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

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