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The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the leading conservatories of the performing arts and electronic media. CCM offers the benefit of a professional training conservatory within the setting of a comprehensive public university. Our educational roots date back to 1867, and a solid, visionary instruction has been at our core since that time.

CCM’s faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. 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 one of eight areas:

• Electronic Media
• Ensembles and Conducting
• Keyboard Studies
• Music Education
Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration
• Performance Studies
• Composition/Musicology/Theory

Did you know…

• CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. The annual calendar boasts nearly 1,000 events, ranging from solo recitals to fully-staged opera and musical theater performances.

• In the most recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report, CCM was honored as the sixth top university program in the country for pursuing a graduate degree in music. Within the specialty areas of voice and conducting, CCM’s programs placed third and fifth, respectively. Other nationally ranked programs include Music CompositionOrchestra/Symphony and Drama. The Musical Theatre program is widely considered one of the best in the country.

• CCM ensembles have performed internationally, recorded for major labels and won ASCAP awards for excellence and programming.

In the Studio with the CCM Jazz Ensemble

In the Studio with the CCM Jazz Ensemble

• CCM’s annual enrollment continues to approach the 1500 mark with approximately 780 undergraduate students and 710 graduate students.

• Nine degrees are offered (BA, BM, BFA, MFA, MM, MA, AD, DMA, PhD) in more than 100 possible majors.

• The Gorno Memorial Music Library houses more than 120,000 volumes, including books, music scores, periodicals, microforms and recordings that support the full range of programs offered.

Albino Gorno Memorial Music (CCM) Library

• The library is supplemented by the Music Listening Center, which offers an advanced audio system with 48 listening stations and 24 computer stations.

• In the fall of 1999, CCM completed a $93 million, seven-year-long project in which existing buildings within the complex were fully renovated and new facilities constructed.

• CCM was one of only 14 recipients, from among 421 submissions, of the 2000 National Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

• Among the performance spaces are the 750-seat Corbett Auditorium, the 400-seat Patricia Corbett Theater, the versatile Cohen Family Studio Theater, the 280-seat Robert J. Werner Recital Hall and the 140-seat Watson Recital Hall.

Corbett Auditorium

Corbett Auditorium

• “Smart” classrooms allow electronic access to the latest information in real time and offer opportunities for cutting-edge audiovisual presentations.

• Production facilities include an 8,500 square-foot scene shop; 3,000 square-foot costume shopwig, make-up and prosthetics studios; design/drafting studio; sound design studio; and a lighting laboratory.

The CCM Scene Shop


  1. I would like to hire a jazz trio (any level of students) to perform at a party we are having at our house in Hyde Park on January 22nd 6:30 until 9:30. Would this be possible? I can pay the students directly and/or make a contribution to CCM.

  2. Hello, I am looking for music for an outside wedding ceremony May 21,5pm, in Cincinnati. Thinking of a violin, maybe keyboard– any suggestions?

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