Conservatory Faculty by Program

The Cleveland Institute of Music has assembled a dedicated faculty of international acclaim committed to leading students to the highest professional standards. These practicing artists/teachers pass on a wealth of experience to their students. Click on faculty name to read their biographical information.

* - denotes a member of The Cleveland Orchestra

** - denotes a retired member of The Cleveland Orchestra

Piano Department

Kathryn Brown, Head

Sergei Babayan
    Mr. and Mrs. John D. Gilliam Artist-in-Residence

Emanuela Friscioni

HaeSun Paik

Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Olga Radosavljevich

Paul Schenly
    The Reinberger Chair in Piano

Daniel Shapiro

Sandra Shapiro

Secondary Instructor(s)

Judson Billings

Ann Lombardo Castellano

Grace Huang

Derek Rikio Nishimura

Olga Radosavljevich

Sean Schulze
    Conservatory Piano Pedagogy

Gerardo Teissonnière

Collaborative Piano Department

Anita Pontremoli, Head

Secondary Instructor(s)

Alicja Basinska

Elizabeth DeMio

Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith

Christine Hill

Linda Jones

Roberta Whitely
     Staff Collaborative Pianist

Adam Whiting

Orchestral Keyboard

* Joela Jones

Organ Department

Todd Wilson, Head

Elizabeth Lenti, Director

Secondary Instructor(s)

Adeline Huss

Harpsichord Department

Peter Bennett