Summer SessionUniversity of Cincinnati

Summer Session

Programs for College Students

Research Opportunities

SUMR-UC Undergraduate Student
Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research at the University of Cincinnati (SUMR-UC) is a 10-week, fully supported research opportunity for rising juniors and seniors sponsored by the Graduate School.  SUMR-UC provides undergraduates with an interest in pursuing graduate education an intensive, mentored research experience. Students selected for the program will work on projects under the supervision of advanced UC graduate students. Projects are available in a broad range of fields.

Arts and Humanities Programs

The Art of the Piano
Art of the Piano is the place to perfect your competition and recital repertoire. Perform in three 45-minute masterclasses with some of the world’s most sought-after teachers and artists, and enjoy our renowned faculty in recital. Twenty-five talented students will have the opportunity to participate in this unique experience.

Opera Studio
A select group of talented young singers will be chosen to spend three weeks in residence at CCM, under the guidance of a renowned faculty, with an emphasis on Italian repertoire. Participants will receive daily Italian language classes, daily coaching and staging sessions, and two voice lessons each week. Students will perform in recital as well as in the culminating opera scenes concert. Participants will also attend Cincinnati Opera’s performance of Der Rosenkavalier and have the opportunity to observe the concurrent Rossini festival at CCM.

Realizing Rossini
Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera. Up to 20 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily Italian classes and coachings. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola.

Wigs ant Theatre Hair
CCM STAGE HAIR provides instructors and professionals in the theatre industry the tools and concepts they need to effectively style, maintain, and build facial hair and wigs in the theatrical performing arts. Whether you are backstage running a touring musical, or educating students in the classroom, you will leave this one-week intensive feeling confident in the skills you learn. During the week-long stay, you will learn and practice ventilating and styling facial hair, maintaining wigs and facial hair during show runs, and styling synthetic and human hair wigs.

Classical Guitar Workshop
The workshop is a rich environment of players of all levels from all ages and geographical locations -- junior high school through college and graduate school, young professionals in music and other fields, and retirees. The common denominator is love for the classical guitar.

Great Wall International Music Academy
Held in Beijing, China during the summer holiday every year, The Great Wall International Music Academy (GWIMA) is a month-long classical music education summer institute for gifted string players at the age of 10 to 25 from China, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and around the world.

Jump In! Program
CCM Preparatory invites people of all ages and abilities to check out our roster of more than 20 Jump In! courses in music, theater arts and dance. We offer youth productions of musical theatre shows, orchestra and band, even guitar, ukelele and world music drumming, plus ballet for all skill levels and adult drop-in programs in music, dance and theatre. Individual lessons are available year round, and group programs of various lengths will take place between June 10 and Aug. 10.

Munich Summer Curriculum
You are invited to participate in an exciting and demanding ten-week long Summer Curriculum: "Exploring New Media: Technology - Economics - Communication Sciences", offered by Munich's Ludwig - Maximilians - University and co-sponsored by The University of Cincinnati's Electronic Media Division.

International Experiences

STEMM Programs

Research Programs:

Cincinnati Children's SURF Program (CCHMC SURF)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics SURF Program (ASPET SURF)
Full-Time 10-week Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program in Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and the Genome Research Institute.

Research & Graduate Education SURF Program (RGE SURF)
We typically award research fellowships to 150 undergrads each summer, who come to Cincinnati from colleges and universities across the US, to participate in research projects in our laboratories, and to learn how to prepare for a career in research.

NSF Chemistry Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The 10-week summer research program to work with nationally and internationally known faculty on research projects in a wide range of areas.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Undergraduate Summer Research Training Programs ranging from molecular biology to animal psychology and behavior. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15.

Summer Undergraduate Research Training Program in Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seeking undergraduate students, especially women and underrepresented minorities, who wish a quality laboratory research experience in preparation for pursuing an advanced graduate degree and a future career as one of the next generation biomedical science leaders.

Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research at UC (SUMR-UC)
SUMR-UC is a 10-week, fully supported research opportunity for rising juniors and seniors sponsored by the Graduate School working under the supervision of advanced UC graduate students. Projects are available in a broad range of fields. Applications are due March 14th.


McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Summer at the UC Center for Field Studies (Ages 18+)

Field Geology of Cincinnati :
Students will explore and discover first-hand through field trips and field-based exercises our landscape and geologic history, as well as our local geologic hazards of landslides, hillslope mass movement, and flooding. The region’s limestone and shale bedrock and its world-renowned fossils will be examined, collected, and described; evidence of the tri-state region’s glacial history will be explored; and modern stream processes will be surveyed and sediments analyzed. The goal of this field-based course is to understand how our landscape formed/ its inherent hazards, and the geologic foundation upon which it is built. Dr. Craig Dietsch is the instructor.

Wildflowers in Ohio :
For the non-biology major, this course provides an introduction to the diversity of the families of flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants growing wild in the Ohio/Indiana area. Students will learn the plant anatomy and terminology involved in the acquisition of plant identification skills and will learn about the ecology of plants encountered on field trips. The course will be based at the UC Center for Field Studies at Miami Whitewater Forest during May (a great time for spring wildflowers!). Other locations such as Shawnee Lookout, Fernald Preserve, and the Oxbow Area will also be visited. Dr. Denis Conover is the instructor.

Surviving Climate Change :
The course will be conducted at Big Bone Lick State Park and the University Cincinnati Center for Field Studies. The purpose of the course is to provide a hands-on, learn-by-doing, instruction of archaeological field methods including site survey (transit and GPS), drill core analysis, geophysics, and excavation. Scientifically, the objective of this study is to collect data that can be used to answer questions about past human adaptation to climate change. Dr. Kenneth Tankersley is the instructor.