THE COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC provides professional conservatory training designed to help singers, dancers and actors become accomplished musical theatre performers—mature and polished exponents of the most collaborative of all the arts. With its emphasis on imagination, analysis and technical skill, our program provides the craft to master a popular art form, to capture in sound and movement those universal emotions that have made the musical America's most visible contribution to world theatre.
At CCM we are in the business of turning out "Triple Threats" — talented young people who can sing, dance and act with equal accomplishment. Our students contribute positively to the growth of the American musical theatre. We encourage them to explore techniques beyond the spoken word to project dramatic ideas. We make the non-literal an essential part of the creative and interpretive process.
We are extremely proud of our program at CCM and regard our students as members of a large theatrical family. We have a demanding and difficult course of training with intensive class-work and little time for relaxation. However, we provide our graduates with the wherewithal to survive in a highly competitive field.
Our faculty is committed to helping dedicated students find employment in an overcrowded profession. Our graduates are working on Broadway and throughout the nation in such productions as The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Big Fish, Newsies and The Lion King. Students represent us in national and international touring productions, in dinner theatres and theme parks, on cruise ships, on television, in talent agencies, as producers and in many of the related entertainment fields. (The network of CCM professionals often helps our students make the difficult transition to a career in the arts.)
Our graduates generally relocate to a city rich in cultural opportunities — New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. Some enter graduate programs or serve as apprentices in established producing organizations; others seek careers in related areas as musical directors, choreographers, casting directors or producers. The skills acquired in our classes provide an excellent background for whatever artistic endeavors our graduates wish to pursue.