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Musical Theatre Immersion Workshop

Musical Theatre Workshop

June 15 - June 27, 2020

Dee Anne 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.


There will be two options for involvement in our Summer 2020 Musical Theatre Immersion.

Option 1 will be for the entirety of the program, from June 15-27, 2020.Tuition for the 2-week program is $1100

Option 2 will be to participate in only the first week of the program, from June 15-19, 2020.Tuition for the 1-week program is $600.

Included in the cost of tuition is a $150 non-refundable deposit. Generally, workshop deposits are due April 1st; however, due to the competitive nature of this program, you will likely be given an earlier deadline in your acceptance letter. Acceptances will be sent via email, in the last couple of weeks of February (for those who have applied early, complete with teacher recommendation), so make sure to check the email we have on file from Get Acceptd and make sure our important messages aren't ending up in your spam or junk folder.

Remaining tuition payments must be received by May 1.


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

Priority Deadline: March 4th

Hard Deadline: March 15th

Applications may be viewed until April 1st, if any spaces remain. Please keep in mind this is a very competitive program and the sooner the audition materials are received, the better. For your best chance, please submit by March 4th.

Online Audition

Online auditions dates are OPEN at There is a $30 fee to audition online. Select "CCM Preparatory Department and "Musical Theatre Workshop" from the drop down lists to start your application. Please note auditions will be open in early November and results will not begin to be announced to applicants until late January. 

In-Person Audition

There is no in-person audition this year for the Musical Theatre Workshop. Auditions are through Get Acceptd only (see above).

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?" (Word document format 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.
    • one from a Golden Age Musical (1943-1960)
    • one contemporary song
  • A completed teacher recommendation form
    • Teachers can complete the recommendation process online through Get Acceptd  
    • Alternately, teachers can fax or email this completed form (click to download)

Immersion Housing

Any student attending an Immersion program who is age 14 to 17 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 14, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm. Check-out is Saturday, June 27, 2020.   

To help those who need to catch a flight home, we have based our recommendations for a reasonable time after the performances for each week.

  • For students in the 1-week class with a performance on Friday, June 19th at 4 p.m., we recommend a flight the following morning, June 20th.
  • For students in the 2-week class with a performance on Saturday, June 27 at  11 a.m., we recommend a flight after 4 p.m. that same day.


Sample Weekdays

  • 8:00-8:30 a.m. – Check-in
  • 8:30-9:15 a.m. – Morning Warm-Up
  • 9:15-10:45 a.m. – Class 1 (Acting/Voice)
  • 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Class 2 (Acting/Voice)
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m. – Lunch 
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. – 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


  • 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. – Special Topics Sessions
  •     Lunch/Brunch
  • 1 p.m. -3p.m. – Special Topics Sessions


  • Outing (see a production)


Friday, June 19

  • 4 p.m. – One Week Group Evening Cabaret

Family and the general public are invited to join us on Friday afternoon for an informal cabaret show of solo musical theatre pieces.

Saturday, June 29

  • 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.