University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts. Declared “one of this country’s leading conservatories” by the New York Times, CCM provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment.

CCM offers nine degree types (BA, BM, BFA, MFA, MM, MA, AD, DMA, PhD) in nearly 120 possible majors, along with a wide variety of pre-collegiate and post-graduate programs. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world stage.

CCM provides students with professionally-oriented immersive experiences in order to prepare them to enter directly into performing and media arts careers. The college recently completed a $15-million renovation of its state-of-the-art facilities. The school’s roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts.

More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in:

• Composition/Musicology/Theory
• Ensembles and Conducting (Choral Studies, Commercial Music Production, Jazz Studies, Orchestral Studies and Wind Studies)
• General Studies
• Keyboard Studies (Harpsichord, Organ and Piano)
• Media Production
• Music Education
• Performance Studies (Strings, Voice and Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion)
• Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (Acting, Arts Administration, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera and Theatre Design and Production).

Professional development and entrepreneurial acumen are a vital part of the CCM experience. Faculty mentorship along with the “Managing Professional Performance Careers” course provides a foundation for transitioning to life after graduation. Select programs also host Senior Showcases in industry hotspots.

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