CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep
CCM Prep and Community Engagement

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement

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!

CCM Preparatory Winter Break Schedule

The office will be closed for Winter Break from Saturday, December 21st through January 1st. The office will re-open on January 2nd.

Make up lessons are permitted at CCM January 5-10, but we need to schedule them through the office ( and they should be done by 4:00 pm.

Normal operations resume January 11.

Reminder about winter weather closures:

How Does the University Communicate a Closing?

If the university is closed due to inclement weather, the following media are used to communicate the closing:

  • An emergency message will be posted to UC’s homepage at
  • The UC Alert page will be updated at
  • The voicemail message at UC’s campus-status telephone number, 513-556-3333, will be changed to announce the closing.
  • As an opt-in service, a text message, tweet or email will be sent to everyone who signs up via Rave Alert. Those outside of the university, including parents of current students, can sign up to receive alerts from Rave by visiting and clicking "register."
  • Cincinnati news media for broadcast or posting to station Web sites

What If a CCM Prep Faculty Member Can't Travel In Winter Weather?

If a Preparatory faculty member is unable to be present at their lessons or classes due to weather, they will contact their class and/or private lessons students directly to reschedule or postpone events. This does not indicate that the University has officially closed.

What If I Am Uncomfortable Traveling In Winter Weather?

If for any reason you are not comfortable traveling during inclement weather, please make the decision that is best for you. Your safety is a priority!

If the University decides to close, CCM Preparatory will include this information on its voicemail system and on the first page of the website at

School Year 2019-20

Updated information for the 2019-20 school year is available on the website and registration is open for most classes and all private lessons.

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.

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.