CCM Summer updates program offerings in response to COVID-19

All of CCM's 2020 summer programs are canceled, including most affiliate programs

In light of State and Federal guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 and the University of Cincinnati’s suspension of in-person instruction, CCM has canceled all summer programs scheduled to occur in May-August, 2020.

These cancelations also apply to most — but not all — affiliate programs that host events on and off campus. Please visit the affiliate programs’ websites for the most up-to-date information.

We understand your frustration and disappointment regarding these changes and cancelations. We so much enjoy hosting these artistic opportunities during the summer months, and look forward to when we can all reunite.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this unprecedented time. 

For more information, please visit CCM Summer Programs FAQ.

Participants study Baroque chamber music in CCM's Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

Participants study Baroque chamber music in CCM's Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

The 2020 Baroque Collective has been canceled.

Artistic Director: Michael Unger, CCM Assistant Professor of Keyboard

Faculty: Quinn Patrick Ankrum, CCM Assistant Professor of Voice; and Erin Ellis, Assistant Professor of Cello at West Virginia University

Tuition: $400

Instrumentalists and singers are invited to study Baroque arias, chamber music and continuo playing at the internationally renowned CCM! Students will participate in coaching sessions, master classes and workshops on Baroque performance practice, focusing on arias and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach. The program culminates with a public performance. Students are welcome to bring modern and/or Baroque period instruments.

Please note, applicants will be asked to upload a brief audio sample. 

Artistic Director Aik Khai Pung conducts an ensemble.

Artistic Director Aik Khai Pung conducts an ensemble.

The 2020 String Conducting Workshop has been canceled. 

Artistic Director: Aik Khai Pung, CCM Assistant Professor of Music

Clinician: Betty Anne Gottlieb, CCM Assistant Professor of Music Education (Strings)

Tuition: $600 (Parking at CCM included)

Want to know your class rep by the first day of school?

High school and middle school music teachers will have the opportunity to improve their teaching and conducting skills in this two-part workshop at CCM. Educators will participate in programming seminars, conducting labs, pedagogy discussions and score studying sessions.

Schedule Overview:

  • June 8-13: Choose and prepare works for the next school year
  • August 5-6*: Conduct prepared works

* Participants are expected to have all chosen repertoire ready to conduct for the performance on August 6. 

Students participate in CCM's Opera Bootcamp in Corbett Auditorium.

Students participate in CCM's Opera Bootcamp in Corbett Auditorium.

The 2020 Opera Bootcamp has been canceled.

Program Director: Mark Gibson, CCM Director of Orchestral Studies

Tuition:

  • Conductors: $3,000
  • Collaborative Pianists/Coaches: $1,500
  • Singers: $1,500          

Opera Bootcamp is an intense and dynamic program designed to develop the interaction between conductor, orchestra and singer. The skills taught at Opera Bootcamp can be applied quickly and effectively to have great impact your success as an artist. If you are an aspiring conductor, singer or pianist coach… we want YOU!

Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, work with renowned faculty and industry professionals and participate in daily Italian classes and coachings. The workshop culminates in a fully-staged production of Giuseppe Verdi’s comic opera, Falstaff.

Grandparents and grandchildren learn about the arts together during CCM Grand.

Grandparents and grandchildren learn about the arts together during CCM Grand.

Program Director: Amy Dennison, CCM Preparatory Education Director

Tuition:

  • $350 per person with dorm housing
  • $300 per person without dorm housing

CCM Grand is the first intergenerational summer program hosted by CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement. Grandparents and their grandchildren (ages 7-12) are invited to UC for a unique arts experience. This camp is designed to strengthen the special bond that exists between generations. During this camp, you will:

  • Participate in a series of arts activities taught by renowned CCM Prep Faculty
  • Become scientists through a STEAM (science and the arts) partnership with the UC Department of Chemistry: we will explore the science of how sounds work
  • Tour the UC campus and award-winning rec center
  • Experience life on campus at Marian Spencer Hall.
Music educators study the Orff Schulwerk approach to learning, which focuses on active music making to support child development and learning.

Music educators study the Orff Schulwerk approach to learning, which focuses on active music making to support child development and learning.

Program Director: Amy Beegle, Associate Professor of Music Education

Level I Instructor: Judith Thompson-Barthwell, 2012 Michigan Music Educator of the Year

Movement and Recorder Instructor: Lissa Ray, Mercy Montessori Center Music Teacher

Tuition: $ 600 (Parking at CCM included)

This approach to learning, developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, builds musicianship through singing, playing instruments, speaking, moving and improvising. During this training, you will develop skills in singing, expressive speech, movement, Orff ensemble/ percussion, improvisation/ composition, recorder and pedagogy.