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Register now for CCM Prep spring arts classes

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement offers a variety of music, dance and theatre arts programs for youth, teens and adults. Register now for Spring 2019!

Arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to register now for spring 2019 music, dance and theatre arts programs offered through CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement.

CCM Prep provides enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student. Courses are typically 10 to 15 weeks long and are taught by CCM Prep and collegiate faculty members and guest artists.

New classes

Try a taste of CCM with exciting new five-week classes in spring 2019. Children ages 4 to 6 get a chance to explore the sounds, shapes and spaces of the CCM jungle in CCM Safari. Students ages 10 to 13 can turn a favorite story into a script and watch it come to life on stage and in a live studio recording in CCM Storycraft. High School students ages 13 to 17 who want a career in the performing arts can prepare for their futures in CCM Prepare. Adult learners ages 18 and up can take CCM Presence to develop the communications and public speaking skills to thrive and succeed in the workplace. Register for these five-week classes online.

CCM Action, a new 10-week class teaches children ages 7 to 9 the basic principles and skills of acting. CCM Prep’s spring offerings also include returning favorites like the New Horizons Orchestra, CCM Community Women’s Choir, stAGES, stARTS and Primary Ballet.

For more information, view the complete course offerings listed by age group below. Register for courses and view CCM Prep’s spring 2019 course offerings online.

stARTS | Ages 3-4
Feb. 16-April 27, 2019
Tuition: $150
Heather Cameron-Johnson and Amy Dennison, instructors

Students will twirl on their toes, march to the drum and perform with puppets! Welcome to stARTS, our unique introduction to CCM and the performing arts. Each week a picture book will come to life as our youngest stars sing, move and explore through creative play, the characters, action and themes of the book. Books and activities are different from the fall session so children may take both sessions.

CCM Safari | Ages 4-6 — parents welcome
Feb. 16-March 16, 2019
Tuition: $75
Amy Dennison, facilitator

Just like the jungle, CCM is a place full of exciting sounds, shapes and spaces. Join us as we visit an instrument petting zoo and learn about the different instruments and the sounds they make. Leap like a lion and wiggle like a snake in a dance class. Finally, if you dare, take a trip through CCM and visit some special places that most people don’t get to see! Best of all, each week our youngest students explore the performing arts in delightful, hands-on creative activities.

stAGES | Ages 5-6
Feb. 16-April 27, 2019
Tuition: $150
Alexa Glaser and Karie Lee Sutherland, instructors

It stARTS with a beat, or a movement or a word…and suddenly you’re singing, dancing and acting on stAGES! In this exciting new multi-arts class, our young stars will be introduced to the world of the stage, both in front and behind-the-scenes! stAGES sparks creativity and imagination as students focus on the skills of an actor, dancer and musician. Storytelling, creative and rhythmic movement, songs and percussion jams are part of each class.

Primary Ballet | Ages 4-6
Jan. 5 - May 18, 2019
Tuition: $225
Judith Cantwell, instructor

Very young dancers have fun in this creative introductory dance class learning basic ballet movements and terminology. Class activities include movement exploration, creative movement, moving in groups, improvisation and working with props. Primary Ballet invites students into the magical enchantment of classical ballet. It presents ballet as a fun and creative learning experience, but is structured enough so that the student begins to learn ballet technique through body awareness and is able to recall movement from memory.

CCM Action! | Ages 7-9
Feb. 16-April 27, 2019
Tuition: $150
Alexa Glaser, instructor

Young artists, take to the stage! In this class, students will use their imaginations to explore the basic principles and skills of Acting. They will think on their feet using Improvisation skills. Students will learn how to perform individually in front of an audience of their peers as well as work with an ensemble to perform. For the final Showcase, students will present a devised show of their own creation to demonstrate skills they have acquired throughout the semester.

CCM Storycraft | Ages 10-13
Feb. 16-March 16, 2019
Tuition: $75 
Elizabeth Harris, instructor

Got an idea for a story? Write your story into a script and, like the pros, watch it come to life on stage as some of our talented high school students read it aloud. From story to the stage, the final step will be to take it to the studio. The last week of class will feature the Electronic Media division of CCM for a studio recording of your creation!

CCM Prepare | Ages 13-17
Feb. 24-March 24, 2019
Tuition: $75
Amy Dennison, facilitator

Ready for your future after high school? This practical course will walk through the path to a career in the performing arts. Intended for music, theatre and dance students, topics will include: a timeline for college preparation, easing nerves of public speaking, audition preparation, mock auditions, what to look for in a college and their degree programs and careers in the arts. Presenters include preparatory and collegiate faculty and CCM students and alumni. Parents may attend for free if their high school student takes the course.

CCM Presence | Ages 18 and up
Feb. 11-March 11, 2019
Tuition: $75
John Martin, facilitator

Ready to establish your leadership presence in the workplace (and beyond)? Public speaking, effective communication, group dynamics — these are not only the tools necessary for success in the workplace, but also critical to the success of an actor. Through acting exercises and approaches, each week one of our seasoned theatre faculty will share their experiences both on stage and in the classroom with you.

CCM Community Women’s Choir
Jan. 23-May 15, 2019
Tuition: $75
Eva Floyd, instructor
The CCM Community Women’s Choir
is a choral ensemble for women in the Cincinnati community with previous choral experience who desire to sing challenging SSAA repertoire. Directed by Eva Floyd, CCM associate professor of choral music education, this ensemble will strive for artistic excellence while creating an opportunity for singers to strengthen musicianship skills, learn new repertoire and build new friendships.
Auditions/voice placements: 7-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 at Clifton United Methodist Church Sanctuary (3416 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220). *Singers may bring a prepared piece if they wish, but it is not required. The audition will consist of a range check and musicianship evaluation. Click here to sign up for auditions.

New Horizons Orchestra
Jan. 9-May 22, 2019
Tuition for beginners: $100
Tuition for intermediate players: $150
Tuition for advanced players: $150

Betty Anne Gottlieb, instructor
New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music-making for people over age 50, including those with no musical experience at all and adults who were active in school music programs, but have been inactive for a long period. Members of New Horizons Music programs participate in small group instruction and ensemble rehearsals, with the potential for chamber music and specialty music groups depending on the interests of the members. You’ll find music making is great for mental and social stimulation, physical fitness, releasing stress and stimulating your creativity.


Register and find more details for each program in the "learn more" links included in the listings above.

You can also register and find program information at See programs listed in the “A to Z” index or in the “Spring Sessions” links included in left menu on the registration website.

Please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or for more information.