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Musical Theatre Immersion Workshop

Musical Theatre Workshop

June 17 - June 30

Dee Ann Bryll, director

This program is designed for talented, motivated and dedicated high school students (rising sophomores through seniors) who have a strong interest in and passion for musical theatre. Voice, dance and acting are taught by CCM faculty and local professionals as well as faculty of CCM Preparatory.

Students depart from the Musical Theatre Workshop with an in-depth understanding of what it’s like to study theatre in college and what it means to pursue a professional life in the theatre.


Tuition is $900, including a non-refundable deposit of $150. The deposit must be paid by April 1. Tuition payments must be received by May 5.


Students may audition for the Musical Theatre Workshop either online or in-person. Priority is given to applications received by the published deadlines.

Online Audition

Online auditions will open January 5, 2018 and close March 9, 2018 ( There is a $25 fee to audition online. Select "CCM Preparatory Department and "Musical Theatre Workshop" from the drop down lists to start your application. Please note this will not be active until January 5, 2018.

In-Person Audition

In-person auditions will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2:30-6:00 p.m. at CCM in room 3650 Corbett Center. (Link for Sign-Up Genius). Due to the popularity of this program, we cannot accommodate auditions or applications after the deadlines. When you arrive to CCM on audition day, please check in at the CCM Prep office in room 3860 Corbett Center. All families will need to provide a signed copy of the Audition Waiver.

Audition Requirements

All students should prepare the following for their audition

  • Headshot
  • One-page resume
  • 100-150 word essay answering the question, "What do you hope to gain from this experience?" (hard copy is fine for in-person auditions and a Word document is strongly preferred for online auditions)
  • An age-appropriate monologue from a published play, not to exceed one minute
  • Two contrasting songs, may be 32-bar cuts or under one minute long. (For in-person auditions, bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.)
    • one from a Golden Age Musical (1943-1960)
    • one contemporary song
  • A completed teacher recommendation form (click to download)

Immersion Housing

Any student attending an Immersion program who is age 14 or older may live on campus at the University of Cincinnati. Housing is available for an additional fee. Click here for full housing details. Dorm check-in is Sunday, June 17, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pm. Check-out is Saturday, June 30, 2018.   


Sample Weekdays

  • 8:30-9:15 a.m. – Pilates
  • 9:15-10:45 a.m. – Class 1 (Acting/Voice)
  • 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Class 2 (Acting/Voice)
  • 12:15-2:15 p.m. – Lunch and Immersion class
  • 2:15-3:45 p.m. – Class 3 (Dance/Acting)
  • 3:45-5:15 p.m. – Class 4 (Dance/Acting)
  • 5:15-6:30 p.m. – Dinner break
  • 6:30-8 p.m. – Class 5 (Varies)

Weekend Schedules

Saturday, June 23

  • 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. – Master Class

Sunday, June 24

  • 12:30-5:00 p.m. – Master Class
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.– Cupcakes & Conversations: An informal roundtable discussion with current and former University drama and musical theatre students as well as young local working professionals.        


Saturday, June 30

  • 10 a.m. – Coffee & Conversations with parents, family and friends
  • 11 a.m. – Performance in the Cohen Family Studio Theater

Family and the general public are invited to join us on Saturday morning for a discussion session and an informal cabaret show of solo musical theatre pieces.