COVID-19 Updates:

CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep
CCM Prep and Community Engagement

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update


We have announced changes to our programming in response to evolving Federal, State and University-established guidelines.

Read the March 13, 2020, announcement.

Read the March 25, 2020, message to CCM Prep families. 


FAQs regarding the University's Coronavirus COVID-19 update:

Q: Are CCM Prep classes/rehearsals cancelled?

A: 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: Dr. Jacobs-Percer has been working on online classes for the different levels of ballet and the musical theatre dance faculty have also been creating video lessons. 
  •  stARTs and stAGES, Primary and Continuing Primary Ballet can access the multi-arts classes Karie-Lee Sutherland and Amy Dennison have created for each week of classes. Links will be sent to each family.  

Ensemble Rehearsals: Since ensembles require being together, 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 

Q: Are CCM Prep private lessons cancelled?

A: All faculty are expected to teach the remaining lessons for their students. Because there is a 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. 

Q: Do I get a refund for cancelled classes/lessons/ensembles?

A:  Because of 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 We will send instructions for submitting a withdrawal form for consideration by the Assistant Dean for CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement. 

Q: I have an ACH scheduled, is money going to be withdrawn from my checking account?

A: 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

Q: I'd like to stop by the office to settle my account- can I do this?

A: 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

Q: When will classes/lessons resume?

A: 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.

Q: Are summer programs being canceled?

A: We do not have an answer at this time, but we are constantly assessing and re-assessing and will have answers specific to certain programs as time progresses and we know more about restrictions, access and government recommendations. (Note: some summer programs have a non-refundable deposit; if those workshops are canceled due to pandemic, a full refund is possible.)

If you have more questions, please direct them to Our email address is the best point of communication at this time. Please be advised we currently have an out-of-office auto-reply established while we are working remotely and we will respond as we are able.

Welcome to the UC College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory and Community Engagement

CCM Preparatory offers a wide variety of programs in Music, Dance and Theatre Arts for all ages and levels – toddlers, preschoolers, youth, teens, adults, motivated pre-professional students preparing for a future in the performing arts and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Both at the College-Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati West Campus and through numerous satellite locations and partnerships across our community, we aim to provide excellent, enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student and serve as a catalyst for transforming and empowering our communities.

We invite you to browse our program offerings online and contact us with your questions by email or phone at 513-556-2595. CCM Preparatory Faculty and Staff look forward to hearing from you!

Summer 2020 Calendar

June 1 - August 1
(with August 2-8 for make-ups for private lessons)

Updated information for Summer Camps, Ballet Classes and Workshops is available on the summer website and registration is open for all of the camps and some workshops. Ballet Punchcards will be available closer to the class start date of June 1st.

(Note: New Horizons Orchestra might be running a summer session, but the details have not yet been confirmed.)

Private Lessons: We plan to have summer private lessons registration available in early May. Keep in mind if you plan to study in the summer to have a conversation with your instructor about your summer schedule, as you'll need to know number of lessons/ lesson length in order to register online.

If you have any questions about the content or find a discrepancy please feel free to call 513-556-2595 or email We look forward to working with you this year!

School Year 2019-20 Parking Passes

Parking Passes for the 2019-2020 school year are available for sale. Purchased passes will be available for pick-up in the Preparatory Office within 2 business days of purchase. Please see the Parking and Directions page for more information and links to purchase parking passes.

These passes are valid until May 31, 2020.

Summer 2020 parking passes will be available for purchase sometime in May.

News & Events

Registration is OPEN for private lessons for the full school year and for select classes and programs that do not have audition or placements. Once the audition period is over and placement has been announced, those classes will move from "read-only" to "register now."

New Students

All new students are welcome contact our office at 513-556-2595, or e-mail, for more information and customized assistance.

New private lessons students (music/ dance/ acting) should review the process for creating a new student inquiry on our music page.


Please see the Calendar Page for more dates in the 2019-20 school year.