University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Performing Arts Profile

Welcome to your next stage.

Let’s face it. College is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. And a Cincinnati education offers one of the most valuable ROI’s in higher ed. How? By putting education into action through an unparalleled commitment to experience-based learning and career preparation.

Home to nearly 50,000 students, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been named among the top-tier “Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience.

Consistently ranked among the top 5 most-represented colleges on Broadway, UC's internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. CCM was named “one of this country’s leading conservatories” by The New York Times.

The city of Cincinnati is home to a vibrant arts community and an environment in which collaborations and innovations flourish. As the largest single source of performing arts events in Ohio, CCM presents nearly 1,000 major public performances each year. And our students are involved in every step of the process, both on stage and behind-the-scenes.

Today, more than 320,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats—united not just by their loyalty to UC’s nationally known sports teams but by their common love of the place, the people, and the ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati.



City of Cincinnati ranked among the top 20 vibrant arts communities in the US | SMU’s National Center for Arts Research


Musical Theatre program ranked #2 in the nation | BuzzFeed


One of the top 5 most represented colleges on Broadway | Playbill


First program in the nation to produce a virtual musical theater senior showcase for casting agents and industry professionals amid COVID-19

UC College-Conservatory of Music

Welcome to your next stage. Tomorrow’s arts leaders and luminaries get their start at CCM. Music. Theater. Performance. Media arts. CCM is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts that’s uniquely embedded within a comprehensive research university and a city with unparalleled opportunity. The synergy created by this distinct advantage defines CCM’s objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world’s stage. CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the entire state of Ohio, and alumni can be found on Broadway, in world-class orchestras, and listed among the credits of successful productions everywhere.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a principal dancer and a student at the same time. CCM made this possible.”

    • Hannah Holtsclaw, '19
  • “CCM was my first audition for grad school, and once I got in, I canceled all my other auditions—at Juilliard and everywhere else. I knew CCM was a great school and the facilities were beautiful.”

    • Joseph Lattanzi, ’15