Experience a casual evening of the arts on Thursday nights this summer, as the Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) presents “drop in” classes for adults! No experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun and explore the performing arts.

CCM Prep’s summer “drop in” classes run 7 – 8:30 p.m. every Thursday from June 13 through August 1 (with the exception of Thursday, July 4), 2013. Admission to each class is $10 at the door. $50 punch cards are also available, offering six classes for the price of five!

Refer to the schedule below for more details on each class. Call CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 to reserve a space or just drop in! Preregistration required for the class on July 25.

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 information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

7 p.m. Thursday, June 13
Drum Circle with Amy Dennison

Drum circles build community and good times! You can even make your own instrument.
Location: 3225 Mary Emery Hall, CCM Village

7 p.m. Thursday, June 20
Jam Night with Dulcimers, Harmonicas and More with Amy Dennison

Dust off that dulcimer, harmonica, ukelele or other instrument. We’ll have dulcimers, guitars and drums for you. We’ll have simple folk music and traditional tunes to play and bring music to share.
Location: 3225 Mary Emery Hall, CCM Village

7 p.m. Thursday, June 27
Dance Styles with Elaine Eckstein

Join us for an evening of exploring theatrical dance – a little warm-up and stretching followed by soft shoe, jazz and musical theatre routines.
Location: 3650 Corbett Center, CCM Village

7 p.m. Thursday, July 11
Improvisation (It’s Not About Being Funny) with Missy Whitis

This class will teach the rules of improvisation (yes, there are rules) as well as the in’s and out’s of creating spontaneous theatre. This is a GREAT way to continue specializing your skills, while heightening and exploring fun and different ways to portray characters and working on your storytelling.
Location: 3705 Corbett Center, CCM Village

7 p.m. Thursday, July 18
Bucket Drumming with Carrie Magin

How can a bucket be a musical instrument? Come and find out! In this class, we will be creating unique sounds and exciting rhythms with just two sticks and an ordinary five-gallon bucket!
Location: 3225 Mary Emery Hall

7 p.m. Thursday, July 25
Preparing for the Stage – Musical Theatre Audition Workshop with Dee Anne Bryll and Missy Whitis

The workshop will include choosing and preparing the right song for your voice part and character type, cold reading technique, and how to handle stage fright. This class requires preregistration.
Location: 3705 Corbett Center, CCM Village

7 p.m. Thursday, August 1
Recorder Roundup with Amy Dennison

If you have ever wanted to try to play this simple wind instrument, join us as we learn some notes. By the end of the evening we’ll be playing fun tunes, and you can take the instrument home with you!
Location: 3225 Mary Emery Hall, CCM Village

7 p.m. Thursday, August 8
Songfest with Jill Dew

Come for a fun night of group singing – music provided, but you don’t have to read to join in!
Location: 3225 Mary Emery Hall, CCM Village

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events visit our website at

To receive a CCM Prep program brochure, or receive further information please call 513-556-2595,  email or visit

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