University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)


Cincinnati, OH USA

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Quick Facts

  • Degrees Offered: Bachelors, Master, Artist diploma, Doctorate
  • In-State Tuition (per semester): $10,001 - $15,000
  • Out-of-State Tuition (per semester): $25,000+


Declared a top college vocal program by Backstage Magazine and described as “one of the continent’s major music schools,” by the Toronto Star, the Departments of Opera and Voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) provide one of the most comprehensive training programs for opera singers, coaches and directors in the United States.

CCM offers an international faculty of dedicated educators who are also celebrated professionals in their own right, widely and currently active in their respective fields.

CCM sends its students out into the profession. Several national opera companies now hold auditions at the conservatory, and the Opera Department also hosts a series of informational talks by nationally renowned professionals working both in America and in Europe. CCM students frequently advance to the final rounds of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and CCM graduates have performed on the stages of the world’s greatest opera companies, including Cincinnati Opera, the Metropolitan Opera (New York), Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera (London), La Scala (Italy), and more.


CCM: Next Lives Here

CCM Philharmonia performs Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (April 22, 2023)

The CCM Student Experience

'Don Giovanni' Sextet from CCM's Spring 2021 Opera Gala

The Marriage of Figaro, Part 1 (Nov 20, 2021)

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