From the advanced young performer looking to audition at CCM, to a novice looking to explore jazz in a group setting, CCM Prep offers an outstanding and unique experience! Our program is one-of-a-kind in the area, teaching learners at all levels and most ages, from beginner to professional. We also offer access to CCM faculty and facilities, as well as community performances at retirement homes, local jazz clubs, and a wide variety of other venues. Past performances of note have taken our groups to City Hall, Music Hall, OMEA Convention in Cleveland, OH, the Artswave Sampler Weekend, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
This year the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra and the High School combo have been invited to open for a jazz legend, bassist Christian McBride, and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Jennifer Grantham, director
12-3p.m., Sunday | Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra offers a high-level challenge in a big band setting. Emphasis will be placed on developing professional musical, improvisational and performance skills. CYJO performs a wide array of styles within the big band genre, with performances held on- and off-campus.
Any students playing an instrument within standard big band instrumentation, as well as vocalists, are encourgaed to audition for this group.
Matt Holt, director
2-4 p.m., Sunday | Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 23, 2018 at CCM
For students with a strong interest in learning jazz improvisation and authentic jazz styles, Jazz Explosion! is open to any instrumentalist (some limitations may be made for certain sections of the group).
Auditions are required: Click here to sign-up for an audition and review audition requirements/materials.
High School Combo 10:30-11:50 a.m., Sunday | Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 9, 2018 at CCM
Adult Combo 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday | Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 23, 2018 at CCM
Tuition: $ 410
Our combo groups are aimed at motivated students and learners who want to perform jazz at a high level in a small group setting. Members will learn jazz standards and contemporary tunes with a primary emphasis on improvisation and small-group interaction.
Auditions are required: Click here to sign-up for a Jazz Combo audition and review audition requirements/materials.