CCM Student FAQ

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

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May 20 Update: UC President Neville G. Pinto has announced provisional planning for a return to campus. Learn more about the multi-phased plan

May 5 Update: Employees and students on campus this summer term are required to wear facial coverings. Learn more about campus requirements to wear facial coverings

Below is a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers that are specific to CCM. These questions are organized into three sections:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Events
  • Building Access

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.

View additional university-wide student FAQs and student housing-related FAQs on UC’s public health website.

Curriculum and Instruction

Remote instruction is an alternative to having instruction provided via face-to-face, in-class sessions. Individual instructors are determining the best way to satisfy the learning objectives of their courses using remote delivery of course content.

Given differences in the specific attributes and learning objectives of different courses, it is likely that different instructors will choose different methods and approaches to remote instruction. Students are encouraged to check their UC email as well as Canvas/Blackboard for more information and next steps from course instructors.

CCM Staff advisors are available and happy to meet with students for academic advising via phone, web conferencing and email.

  • Undergraduate students in BFA programs can contact Josh Chal
  • Undergraduate students in BM and BA programs can contact Brian Derico
  • Graduate students in all programs can contact Patti Rencher


All remaining student recitals, rehearsals and recording sessions are canceled until further notice. Students are not required to submit any cancellation paperwork as a result of this change. Applied instruction faculty members will communicate directly with affected students to make alternative arrangements for in-person recitals that are degree requirements.

All Student Artist Program recitals organized through CCM Placement Services are also canceled until further notice.

All of CCM’s public performances scheduled now through May 31, 2020, are canceled or postponed.

If you purchased a ticket to a CCM event that has been canceled due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, you can contact the CCM Box Office at to request a refund.

The University has postponed spring 2020 commencement and convocation events in accordance with CDC and State guidelines on eliminating large gatherings to combat the coronavirus. This restriction impacts the undergraduate ceremony, doctoral hooding and master’s recognition ceremony, professional degree ceremonies and CCM’s Graduation Convocation ceremony.

Although we are temporarily unable to applaud your academic accomplishments in person, we are excited to recognize everything that you have achieved during your time at CCM.

We are inspired by your resilience during this unprecedented crisis and we are proud to count you amongst our global network of CCM alumni.

Please visit us at for a digital acknowledgement of this year's graduates, along with our 2020 student and faculty award recipients. 

In the coming months, we still hope to join together to celebrate graduation in person. We will be in touch with updates when more information is available.

Building Access

The University of Cincinnati has limited open access to buildings on campus. As a result, all CCM Village facilities — including the practice rooms in Memorial Hall — will be closed to students until further notice. Students who need to return their building keys to CCM can do so via mail.

If you have questions or concerns regarding building access, please contact CCM Senior Director of Performance Operations Ray Dobson at or 513-556-9461.

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

In addition, the university has a dedicated COVID-19 hotline at 513-556-7200 or you may send queries to