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Registration and FAQ

CCM has canceled all in-person programs scheduled for summer 2020.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our Summer Programs FAQ.

When can I register for an Immersion program?

For most programs an audition (either in-person or online) is required. More details on this can be found below. Registration will open after the audition decisions have been made in March 2020 (often sooner for Musical Theatre Workshop’s earlier applicants). For students accepted into audition-only programs, registration links will be sent to you.

For the program with placement-only auditions (Jazz Academy), registration is open now.

Registration Site Link for all Immersion Workshops.

Who can attend the Arts Immersion program?

Ballet Workshop, fortiCCMo Piano Workshop, Band: Making of a Music Major and Jazz Academy are open to rising freshman through rising seniors (grades 9 through 12). Acting Workshop, Musical Theatre Workshop and Voice Workshop are open to rising sophomores through rising seniors (grades 10 through 12).

How do I just pay the $150 deposit for now?

After you’ve added the workshop to your class cart (and housing, too, if you need it), there will be a place on the payment screen where you can choose to simply pay the deposit of $150. An example of what that screen and drop-down looks like is below:

screenshot of how to pay deposit only

Additionally, if you choose to create two different invoices and want to reserve your spot in housing and Pay Later, that option is also available. Just make sure you are aware of the May 15th housing payment deadline.

Where/how do I audition?

This varies from program to program, so make sure to visit the program’s specific website for information specific to your program(s) of interest.

Some programs offer in-person auditions for local students, so please make sure you review those options. (Note: Musical Theatre Workshop is online only.)

When will I hear about my audition results?

Generally, this depends on the program. However, the rule of thumb is sometime after auditions close on March 15th (for most programs). Some programs may hear back sooner, for example, the more competitive programs (like Musical Theatre Workshop) tend to notify participants earlier as long as we have a fully complete application (with teacher recommendation usually being the final step). Some programs with low applicant pools might even extend their audition period, but don’t count on this!

What do I need to know about living on-campus during Immersion?

For out-of-town Immersion students, or local students who wish to experience living at UC, campus housing is available in a University of Cincinnati student dorm. Immersion students are chaperoned and housing fees include room, board and activities. Detailed housing information is available through this link.

For students who purchase housing, payment for housing must be received by May 15th.

Is there a parking option for commuters?

Yes, we have a parking option for Immersion students who are commuting to the program. There is a CCM garage pass available for $30 per week. There is a registration option for the pass under High School Immersion on the registration site. Alternately, you can click this link to navigate there. Summer garage passes will be handed out the first day of class.

This type of parking pass is only available for students in the Immersion program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Unfortunately, CCM Preparatory is unable to offer financial assistance for Immersion programming at this time. However, there are multiple ways in which students can find independent funding. Resources for finding independent funding include: 

  • High School Guidance Counselors
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Local Arts Councils

If you are coming from out of state, please be sure to double check that funding from a rotary club or arts council does not restrict you to in-state opportunities. 

High School students may join the CCM Preparatory apprentice program; however, due to housing logistics, this program is limited to local and current preparatory students. Apprentices earn tuition credit by assisting with our camps for youth. We look for enthusiastic, responsible young adults who have familiarity and comfort with the arts. Applications for the apprentice program are available in the Preparatory Office (or by request to

Do you give refunds?

There are no refunds for summer programs, except for medical emergencies. A doctor’s written note must be provided when requesting a refund. Deposits are non-refundable.

I have more questions.

We would be happy to help! You may call our office at 513-556-2595 or send an email to