Spend your summer at CCM: Explore programs for youth, teens and adults

Summer at CCM provides fun music, dance and theatre arts workshops for students of all abilities

The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music provides high-caliber summer arts classes and workshops for youth, teens and adults that are open to students of all experience levels. Summer at CCM offers arts enthusiasts the chance to work with the college's world-class faculty and renowned guest artists at CCM's state-of-the-art facilities.

Browse CCM's summer program offerings and find the perfect performing arts opportunity for you or for your family!

Contact CCM Summer Programs at 513-556-5609 or ccmsummer@uc.edu if you have questions.

Youth Programs

CCM Jazz students perform
  • Dates: June 13-17
  • Directors: Isidore Rudnick, Fine Arts Curriculum Manager, Cincinnati Public Schools and Eric Lechliter, CCM Prep Youth Jazz Orchestra director
  • Age group: 5th-12th grades
  • Tuition for students enrolled in Cincinnati Public Schools: $0
  • Tuition for all other students: $150
  • Prerequisite: At least one year of experience performing on an instrument

The CCM/CPS Summer Jazz Academy offers an outstanding experience to study jazz performance with professional musicians and other students in a friendly and encouraging environment. Daily classes will include jazz ensembles, jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation as well as jazz arranging and college audition preparation for high school students. The faculty includes leading jazz performers and jazz educators from CCM, CPS and the Greater Cincinnati region. The week concludes with a performance by all student groups. A completed and submitted registration form by the deadline is required.  No audition is necessary, but space is limited so get your registration in as soon as possible. 

NOTE: Cincinnati Public Schools students must register through a separate online form. Please contact ccmprep@uc.edu if you have not yet received the CPS form.

Teen Programs

Ballet students in rehearsal in a dance studio
  • Dates: June 6-10
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $500/week

The Ballet Intensive offers a comprehensive training program for young women and men specializing in ballet technique, pointe, classical ballet repertoire, and modern dance in an intensive environment, Monday through Friday. Additional supplemental classes in contemporary dance, musical theatre, Pilates, injury prevention, and nutrition will be included, as well as seminars by guest teachers and speakers to expand the students’ knowledge on specific dance topics. Students aged 14 to 18 are eligible. The workshop is appropriate for intermediate through advanced dancers (levels 5-7).

CCM Jazz students perform
  • Dates: June 13-17
  • Directors: Isidore Rudnick, Fine Arts Curriculum Manager, Cincinnati Public Schools and Eric Lechliter, CCM Prep Youth Jazz Orchestra director
  • Age group: 5th-12th grades
  • Tuition for students enrolled in Cincinnati Public Schools: $0
  • Tuition for all other students: $150
  • Prerequisite: At least one year of experience performing on an instrument

The CCM/CPS Summer Jazz Academy offers an outstanding experience to study jazz performance with professional musicians and other students in a friendly and encouraging environment. Daily classes will include jazz ensembles, jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation as well as jazz arranging and college audition preparation for high school students. The faculty includes leading jazz performers and jazz educators from CCM, CPS and the Greater Cincinnati region. The week concludes with a performance by all student groups. A completed and submitted registration form by the deadline is required.  No audition is necessary, but space is limited so get your registration in as soon as possible. 

NOTE: Cincinnati Public Schools students must register through a separate online form. Please contact ccmprep@uc.edu if you have not yet received the CPS form.

Students perform on stage during CCM Prep's High School Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Dates: June 13-25
  • Director: Dee Anne Bryll
  • Tuition: $600 for one week (June 13-18); $900 for two weeks (June 13-25)

This program is designed for talented, motivated and dedicated high school students, rising sophomores through seniors, who have a strong interest in and passion for musical theatre. Voice, dance, and acting are taught by conservatory faculty and local professionals as well as faculty of CCM Preparatory. Auditions are required.

Students perform during a CCM summer program
  • Dates: June 21-25
  • Director: Lisa Erickson
  • Tuition: $600

Workshop students will work in master class settings with CCM collegiate Voice and Acting faculty, CCM Preparatory faculty and professional vocal accompanists to develop a healthy vocal delivery, strong interpretation, language skills and physical freedom in their singing. Optional private lessons are available.

Collegiate and Adult Programs

Students participating in a previous conducting workshop at CCM
  • Dates: June 26-July 2
  • Director: Joe Miller
  • Tuition: $750

Providing advanced conducting training for professionals seeking to gain experience and guidance from CCMs renowned conducting faculty, participants will be selected from online auditions. Conductors will receive intensive training in score analysis, work with a professional chorus and orchestra, and participate in the CCM Choral Conducting Workshop.

ICTP offers opportunities for Conducting Fellows and Apprentices. Conducting Fellows will prepare masterworks for performance during the week-long festival. Apprentices will engage in all areas of preparation and will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the faculty. Auditions are required.

Graduate credit is available for this course for an additional cost. Please register and pay for the workshop and you will be sent a link to register and pay for graduate credit through UC separately.

Students participating in a previous conducting workshop at CCM
  • Dates: June 27-July 2
  • Director: Joe Miller
  • Tuition: $750

Offering exceptional training in choral pedagogy, literature, and performance, the CCM Choral Conducting Workshop is open to all musicians. The workshop will be a week-long immersion in new pedagogies and literature with participants receiving daily training in voice pedagogy, choral pedagogy, performance practice and exploring a wide range of historic and modern repertoire.

Featuring CCM’s outstanding Choral and Voice faculty, the week will include a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem at Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral. Participants will also be able to intersect with CCM’s summer International Conducting Training Program. No audition required.

Graduate credit is available for this course for an additional cost. Please register and pay for the workshop and you will be sent a link to register and pay for graduate credit through UC separately.

Students participating in a previous Orff workshop at CCM
  • Dates: July 25-August 5
  • Director: Amy C. Beegle
  • Tuition: $600

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education - Level I is open to teachers who have earned at least a bachelor's degree in music education as well as undergraduate seniors pursuing a degree in music education or music performance (previous Orff chapter workshop attendance is recommended).

You will develop and apply skills in: 

  • Singing, Expressive Speech, Movement
  • Orff Ensemble/Percussion
  • Improvisation/Composition, Recorder and Pedagogy

 This is an American Orff-Schulwerk Association approved course.

Graduate credit is available for this course for an additional cost. Please register and pay for the workshop and you will be sent a link to register and pay for graduate credit through UC separately.

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