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FortiCCMo Piano Workshop

FortiCCMo Piano Workshop

June 16-22

Dror Biran, director

The fortiCCMo Piano Immersion Workshop is a week long intensive piano program that aims to nurture talented high school piano students. During the week long program, the students will have the opportunity to take lessons with CCM esteemed faculty, collaborate with their peers in chamber music and perform in concerts and masterclasses. Students will gain an understanding of what it means to be a piano major at CCM and will get a glimpse of life as a professional musician.


Tuition is $550. 


Early Bird Registrations

If you are accepted by audition and register by April 15, 2019, you may be eligible for an adjudicated merit scholarship.

Online Audition Only

Online auditions will open January 7, 2019 and close April 30*, 2019 ( There is a $30 fee to audition online. Select "CCM Preparatory Department" and "FortiCCMo Piano Workshop" from the drop down lists to start your application.

*Please note that applications may be submitted/viewed until April 30th, if any spaces remain.

Audition Requirements

All students should prepare the following for their audition

  • One movement from a classical sonata
  • One additional piece from a contrasting style
  • Repertoire list of pieces studied in the past two years. Please indicate piece/s that have been memorized and ready to be performed in a recital.
  • 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 16, 2019 beginning at 2:00 pm. Check-out is Saturday, June 22, 2019 for this 1-week camp.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Immersion Class - (sight reading, group piano, etc.)
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Practice Time
  • 12:00-2:00 p.m. – Lunch and Immersion Class
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Solo, Duo piano lessons and practice time with duo partner
  • 5:00-6:15 p.m. – Dinner break
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Activity, Master class


Friday, June 21, details to be confirmed