Local Arrangements

The 2015 edition of the Teaching Music History Conference will take place on June 5-6 (Friday-Saturday) at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). All conference-related activities will take place on the ground floor of Mary Emery Hall (room 3225). CCM is located in the southwest corner of the University of Cincinnati West Campus, Clifton area, uptown Cincinnati. See map.

Note: For questions, please contact Matteo Magarotto at magaromo@mail.uc.edu

Wireless Access

This link explains how guests can access the wireless network at the University of Cincinnati. You may want to review the “UCGuest” and “Eduroam” sections. N.B. If your home institution participates in Eduroam, you will need to configure your wireless devices for the service before you leave.


Campus Map

Here is a map of the University of Cincinnati campus. The dorm (Siddall Hall) is marked on the bottom of the map. The conference building (Mary Emery Hall) is directly above.

Map of University of Cincinnati campus



All conference attendees are encouraged to stay in the dormitory rooms provided in the University of Cincinnati’s Siddall Hall. Information and the registration link for these rooms are under the “Registration” tab of this website.

Alternatively, there are two hotels close to the university campus and others located midtown (1.5 miles from campus) and downtown (2 miles from campus). The Guest Inn and Comfort Inn are the cheapest options; prices for the other hotels are generally high.

University area: Hampton Inn and Suites; Kingsgate Marriott

Midtown: SpringHill Suites by Marriott midtown center

Downtown: Guest Inn and Suites; Comfort Inn and Suites; Millennium Cincinnati Hotel; Homewood Suites Hilton; The Westin Cincinnati; Hilton Cincinnati; Cincinnatian Hotel


Lunch for both Friday and Saturday will be provided as part of the conference fee.

In addition, both the campus and the surrounding area offer several dining options. CCM houses a Starbucks (phone 513-556-1210), just upstairs from the conference room. It will be open on Friday, 7:30am-2:00pm (closed on Saturday). Other on-campus dining options are listed here (opening hours may be reduced over the summer).

Many coffee-houses and restaurants can be found south of campus on McMillan and Calhoun streets, all conveniently located within a few-minute walk from CCM. See this file for a list with locations: Restaurants near CCM.


By Plane: The closest airport is Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), approximately 20 minutes away from the University of Cincinnati. Airlines: Delta, United, US Airways, American Airlines, Air Express, Air Canada.

To travel from the airport to the University of Cincinnati or any hotel in the University area (Clifton = zone 2) or downtown, we recommend Executive Transportation, which offers the round-trip for $32 per person (less than any taxi rate). Executive Transportation vans can be booked in advance, or you can simply walk to the desk on your arrival. You will find the Executive desk in the baggage claim area. This service is very reliable and punctual. Executive’s phone: 859-261-8841 (local); 800-990-8841 (toll free). (If you are traveling in a group, you may inquire with Executive Transportation about a private shuttle. According to the most updated information received, a private shuttle for up to four people offers a flat rate of $48, one way.)

Other nearby airports: Dayton International Airport (1 hour away); Blue Grass Airport, Lexington Kentucky (1 1/2 hours away); Indianapolis International Airport (2 hours away).

By Bus: Megabus offers relatively cheap fares, especially if booked early. Buses stop downtown and at the University of Cincinnati (selected routes). Connections to Cincinnati via Megabus are available from the following cities: Atlanta, Buffalo, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Erie, Indianapolis, Knoxville, and Lexington.

You can also check Greyhound and Barons for additional options.

By Train: The Amtrak Cardinal Route serves New York – Washington DC – Cincinnati – Indianapolis – Chicago. Trains stop at Union Station, downtown Cincinnati. To travel from Union Station to the University Campus, take a taxi or the city bus (Cincinnati Metro), route 31. This option is not recommended, as the trains’ arrival times are usually inconvenient.

 By Car: Cincinnati is easily accessible via Interstates 75, 71, and 74.

Parking: University garages offer parking to visitors, and rates vary by location. Map of campus garages. The CCM garage costs $10 per day ($3 for the first half-hour, $1 for each subsequent half-hour). It is located directly underneath the Mary Emery Hall building, which is convenient in case of bad weather. To reach the CCM garage enter the Corry Boulevard from Jefferson avenue. This video specifies payment options.

Street parking. While the streets around campus are generally metered (meters run 8am-6pm, Monday-Saturday), several nearby areas have non-metered spots. During the summer and weekends it is fairly easy to find free parking spots around campus.

Nearby Attractions

General guide to music and theater in Cincinnati

“I Love Lucy Live on Stage” at the Aronoff Center (downtown; June 2-14, 2015)

Bunbury Music Festival (downtown; June 5-7, 2015)

Dave Matthews Band at Riverbend Music Center (9 miles from the city; June 5)

PNC Summer Music Series (Fountain Square, downtown)

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center

For other information:

Things to do

Cincinnati Calendar of Events