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CCM Prep offers 2019-20 arts classes for youth, teens and adults

Register now for CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement's 2019-20 programs or sample class offerings at the Open House on August 24

Arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to register now for music, dance and theatre arts programs offered through CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement. Students and families are invited to explore CCM Prep’s 2019-20 programs at an Open House event on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

The Open House includes tours of CCM, “try-it” classes, demonstrations, auditions, placement classes and more. Additional information on how to attend the Open House and the schedule of events is available online.

If you can’t attend the Open House, CCM Prep’s arts classes resume regularly on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Students and families can register online now for select classes, including private lessons and music theory classes for all ages.

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

For more information, view the complete course offerings below. Register for courses and view CCM Prep’s 2019-20 course offerings online.

Contact CCM Prep at 512-556-2595 or ccmprep@uc.edu for more information.

CCM Prep offers private instruction to students of all ages in multiple subjects, including acting, dance, voice and lessons in a variety of music instruments. The 2019-20 year includes 30 lessons. Students must know how long lessons will be (30, 45 or 60 minutes) and must register online.

CCM Prep offers music theory classes for youth (ages 8 and above) and adults, as well as music theory classes for ensemble musicians. Classes include aural recognition, sight singing, written theory and access to CCM technology labs. A theory test determines proper class placement. The first class session on August 24 offers new students the opportunity to observe music theory classroom instruction and take a placement test.

stARTS

  • Age group: 3-4 year olds            
  • Dates: Sept. 14-Nov. 23, 2019
  • Tuition: $150
  • Instructor: Amy Dennison

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.


stAGES

  • Age group: 5-6 year olds
  • Dates: Sept. 14-Nov. 23, 2019
  • Tuition: $150
  • Instructor: Amy Dennison

It stARTS with a beat, or a movement, or a word … and suddenly you’re singing, dancing and acting on stAGES! In this exciting 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

  • Age group: 4-6 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24-Dec. 14, 2019
  • Tuition: $225
  • Instructor: Heather Cameron-Johnson

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.


Group Piano For Beginners

  • Age group: 5-8 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24-Dec. 14, 2019
  • Tuition: $250
  • Instructor: Andrew Millar

This class will introduce curious young musicians to the piano and basic keyboard skills necessary to play the instrument. Additionally, students will be developing musicianship skills of listening, music vocabulary and note reading. We recommend participation in this program for one or two years before individual piano study for students in this age range. All materials will be digitally accessed; no book or music purchases required. A parent or guardian is expected to attend each week with the student.


Sassmannshaus Tradition

  • Age group: 4-8 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition: $1,440
  • Instructor: Kurt Sassmannshaus

Each child receives a weekly private violin/cello lesson and attends theory and chamber music group classes. Instrumental technique is taught with lessons while rhythm and note reading are presented in the classes. The teachers for this program are specially selected from an experienced class of graduate students at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). The program uses the best-selling and most successful European violin method - The Sassmannshaus Tradition.

CCM ACTion!

  • Age group: 7-9 year olds             
  • Dates: Sept. 14-Nov. 23, 2019
  • Tuition: $150
  • Instructor: Alexa Glaser

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.


Acting Beginning, Advanced and Intermediate Classes

  • Age group: 10-15 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition: $600
  • Instructor: Robert Allen and Lauren Carr

Classes cover basic acting skills, including improvisation characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study. Beginning students learn improvisation that leads to group scenes and monologue work with a focus on body awareness and vocal technique. All classes require audition of approval by instructor. New students must audition for placement within the Intermediate/Advanced class.


Ballet

  • Age group: 7-13 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition and Instructor: Details vary by level

Open ballet class for returning and new students! The philosophy of CCM Prep’s ballet program is that every student deserves careful and individualized training from qualified instructors. Classes are small and instructors and specially trained to teach appropriate ages and skill levels. Classes require students to audition for placement within the program.


Cincinnati Junior Strings

  • Age group: Students in grades 5-9
    Dates: Sept. 15, 2019-May 10, 2020
  • Tuition: $340
  • Instructor: Rachel Bierkan

Cincinnati Junior Strings is a high-achieving, performing orchestra designed to augment area private studios and public school string programs in training young players. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.


Starling Preparatory String Project

  • Age group: 7-18 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition: $5,550
  • Instructor: Kurt Sassmannshaus

The Cincinnati Starling Project is a specialized educational program for talented young string players. Our mission is to pass on the rich tradition of classical music to the next generation of performers and audiences by training exceptional students. In addition to private lessons, students participate in a comprehensive program that includes chamber music and music theory. Additionally, many students play in the Starling Chamber Orchestra.


Junior Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble

  • Age group: Students in grades 6-8
  • Dates: Sept. 15, 2019-April 27, 2020
  • Tuition: $340
  • Instructor: Richard Canter

Junior CYWE is designed to be an enhancing and enriching experience for area students, and is designed to supplement (not replace) students’ experience in their own school bands. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.


Junior Musical Theatre Intensive

  • Age group: 7-14 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition: $1,700
  • Instructors: Rebecca Strand, Karie Lee Sutherland and Becky Childs

Junior Musical Theatre Intensive (Jr. MTI) provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 7-14 who have a special interest in musical theatre. The students receive instruction in audition preparation, vocal music, dance and performance technique while working toward a full-scale musical production. This year’s production is Annie Jr. This class requires an online audition for acceptance into the program. Auditions may be made online and must be received by Aug. 20, 2019.

Acting Certificate I and II

  • Age group: Students in grades 9-12         
    Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 17, 2020
  • Tuition: $1,450
  • Instructor: Robert Allen

Students will develop skills and processes essential for their work on stage, and take a variety of courses, including Shakespeare, characterization, movement, vocal technique, improvisation, scene work and Meisner Technique. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.


Ballet

  • Age group: Intermediate Levels 5 and up
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition and Instructor: Details vary by level

Open ballet class for returning students, new placements and company auditions. The Youth Ballet Company performs two fully produced concerts each year. To audition for ballet companies, students must be enrolled in our leveled ballet classes. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.


Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble

  • Age group: Students in grades 9-12
  • Dates: Sept. 15, 2019-April 27, 2020
  • Tuition: $340
  • Instructor: Ann Porter

In partnership with CCM’s Collegiate Wind Studies program and the Music Education division, CCM Preparatory presents the only wind ensemble for high school students in the greater Cincinnati area. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.


Dance Styles

  • Age group: 10-18 year olds
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition: $550
  • Instructors: Jay Goodlett, Karie-Lee Sutherland and Julie Keeney

Open dance class for Dance Styles placement. Dance Styles is designed for the musical theatre and acting students. During this 90-minute weekly class, students will work in tap, musical theatre dance, fundamentals and/or street styles. This class requires all students to audition for placement within the program.


Honors High School Acting

  • Age group: Students in grades 9-12
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition: $415
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Harris

High School Honors Acting is an intensive one year pre-professional/pre-collegiate program designed to create well-rounded, curious and thoughtful theatre artists. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.


Musical Theatre Intensive

  • Age group: Students in grades 9-12
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition: $1,450
  • Instructor: Lisa Ericksen

Students serious about musical theatre are encouraged to audition for acceptance into CCM Prep’s Musical Theatre Intensive, which runs through May 2019. Training focuses on musical theatre dance, acting, vocal performance and seminar/rehearsal. Audition preparation is a major component, along with master classes and seminars led by working professional artists.

Ballet

  • Age group: Ages 18 and up
  • Dates: Aug. 24, 2019-May 16, 2020
  • Tuition and Instructor: Details vary by level

The philosophy of the ballet program is that every student deserves careful and individualized training from qualified instructors. A variety of levels from beginning to intermediate to Company are available for our adult students.


CCM Community Women's Choir

  • Age group: Ages 18 and up
  • Dates: Sept. 18-Dec. 4, 2019
  • Tuition: $75
  • Instructor: Eva Floyd

The CCM Community Women’s Choir is a choral ensemble for women (age 18+) 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.


New Horizons Orchestra

  • Age group: Ages 50 and up
  • Dates: Sept. 4-Dec. 14, 2019
  • Tuition: $100 for beginners, $150 for intermediate/advanced students
  • Instructor: BettyAnne Gottlieb

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.

Registration

Register and find more details for each program in the registration links included in the listings above. You can also register and find more information online at https://register.asapconnected.com/.

Questions?

For more information, please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or ccmprep@uc.edu.