Frequently Asked Questions

"CCM" is commonly-used shorthand for our college's full formal name: the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

The enduring popularity of "CCM" as shorthand for our college's name rather than "UC CCM" is due to the fact that our college existed as a private institution for nearly a century before becoming a part of the University of Cincinnati in 1962Learn more about the history of our name.

Two separate institutions—the College of Music of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music—merged in August 1955 to become the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. On August 1, 1962 the College-Conservatory of Music became the 14th college at the University of Cincinnati.

Absolutely! While the "College-Conservatory of Music" name is a nod to the origins of our college, CCM's academic programs span the full spectrum of the performing and media arts.

The CCM Village includes multiple buildings located on the University of Cincinnati's West Campus. Those street addresses include:

  • Mary Emery Hall: 290 CCM Blvd
  • Mary Emery Hall, Loading Dock A: 2620 Backstage Dr, Dock A
  • Corbett Center for the Performing Arts: 290 CCM Blvd
  • Theatre Design, Loading Dock C: 2604 Backstage Dr, Dock C
  • Dieterle Vocal Arts Center: 280 CCM Blvd
  • Memorial Hall: 285 CCM Blvd

CCM's mailing address is:

Attn: Faculty/Staff Member
University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

CCM's package address is:

Attn: Faculty/Staff Member
University of Cincinnati Campus Receiving
5121 Fishwick Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45216

For general wayfinding information, visit UC's Maps and Directions webpage.

CCM's enrollment during the 2023-24 academic year totaled 1,403 students. This number included 883 undergraduate students and 520 graduate students. View more fast facts about our college.

Our complete schedule of performances and public events is available on this website. You can view our calendar of major events by month, or you can browse our master calendar of all events including student recitals.

CCM Prep offers educational instruction and performance opportunities in music, theatre and dance to pre-collegiate and continuing education students.

Visit our Talent for Hire website to hire a CCM student for your next event.

There are many giving opportunities through the UC Foundation and CCMpower, including donations, sponsorships and planned gifts.

CCMpower (formerly known as the Friends of CCM) have been helping students achieve their dreams before the footlights, behind the scenes, or in front of a microphone or camera for over twenty years. Today, the organization has 600 members and an active Board who raise over $300,000 each year for CCM's talented students and faculty.

Yes, CCM Prep offers opportunities for adults as well as pre-collegiate students.

UC students interested in the performing arts can join university-wide choral and orchestral ensembles or can register for arts elective classes to learn a new instrument or skills for the stage!

Yes! Many CCM events are FREE to attend, but select performances do require paid admission. Current UC students can purchase up to two tickets for each of these ticketed performances at a discounted rate of just $10 per ticket. The discounted rate for current CCM students is $5 per ticket, and current CCM students also have the opportunity to attend most ticketed performances at no charge through student rush. A valid student ID is required, and student discount pricing is not applicable on CCM Development fundraising events. Learn more by visiting CCM's ticketing website.

The CCM Village and parking garage are located on the University of Cincinnati's Main West campus at the base of Corry Boulevard. Find more detailed directions.

Now that you are at CCM, finding the correct performance space can be challenging. There are video screen kiosks and signage throughout the building to help you find your way.

Tickets for all CCM performances are available through the CCM Box Office. Visit our online ticketing portal at for additional information, including box office contact information and hours of operation.

Get more information about CCM's faculty in our Directory of Faculty and Staff.