The University of Cincinnati welcomes the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Cincinnati Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The fair runs from 7–9 p.m. in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

College-bound high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, graphic design and other related disciplines are encouraged to attend this informational event.

CCM will also be hosting “Choosing the Right Music School for You – The Fit Factor Workshop,” a special panel discussion, from 5:45–6:30 p.m. in room 400 of the Tangeman University Center. This discussion will feature presentations by several admission representatives, including those from CCM, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, New England Conservatory and Oberlin Conservatory. Students and parents attending the NACAC fair are invited to participate in this discussion.

At NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs, students, parents and art institutions take center stage. These fairs allow college-bound students interested in the arts to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, studios, festivals and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts.

Students can now register prior to attending these events. This makes navigating the fair and collecting information from multiple colleges and universities much easier for students. By registering, students can print a bar coded confirmation to be used on-site at the fair as an electronic ID. Register online at or via smart phone at

Attendees learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, audition and entrance requirements, student life and much more.

While plenty of information is available for college-bound students with traditional interests, not as many resources exist for those who are more artistically inclined. NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs fill a vital need for the growing number of students pursuing college degrees in music, theater, art, dance, visual arts, graphic design and writing. These fairs offer a unique opportunity to get the inside scoop on what it takes to obtain a degree in the arts.

More than 20,000 students attend NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs annually. This fall, NACAC will sponsor Performing and Visual Arts Fairs in 19 locations throughout the country, including New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

For more information, including a full schedule of schools represented at each fair and fields of study for each school in attendance, visit or

Admission Information

Admission to both the NACAC fair and “Choosing the Right Music School for You – The Fit Factor” panel discussion are free and open to the public.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to UC’s campus, visit

Based out of Arlington, Va., NACAC is an education association of more than 12,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. The association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

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