CIM Fast Facts 2012-2013
Welcome to the Cleveland Institute of Music - a school where great music lives and is created, a school where artistry, performance, audience and community matter, a school where we try to change lives on a daily basis and to nurture the future lives of our musicians.
Embedded in a vibrant artistic community in the heart of Cleveland's University Circle, here you will find world-class faculty, inspiring students, unparalleled access to The Cleveland Orchestra and a multitude of outstanding institutions, including Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and many others. Whether your interests are solo music, chamber music, new or early music, orchestral training or opera, here you will find a wonderfully rich and creative environment.
As you consider schools that may be part of your future, we hope CIM offers the type of training and support you are seeking. Our goal is to magnify the gifts of those who come to us, and to create an environment where you can grow as an artist, a musician and a human being.
Dr. Adrian Daly
Dean of the Conservatory
Main building - Opened in 1961, the main building houses teaching studios, practice rooms, Kulas Hall, Robinson Music Library, technology learning center, eurhythmics studio, orchestra library, opera theater workshop and studio, and the CIM Music Store.
Kulas Hall - A concert space seating more than 500, the hall features a Holtkamp 3-manual tracker organ and a stage that can accommodate the CIM orchestra or a fully staged opera.
Robinson Music Library - This expanded facility features a high-tech media center, and includes a collection of more than 53,000 scores and books, and 28,000 audio-visual materials. It also is linked to the Case Western Reserve University library system.
Technology Learning Center - Located in the lower level of the main building, the lab has 10 workstations. Each is equipped with Windows 7 operating system, MS Office, internet access, DVD+/-RW drives, midi keyboards, stereo headphones and other software programs to assist students and faculty with music composition, orchestration and more.
CIM Music Store - Located on the lower level of the main building, the store offers a wide selection of textbooks, music and music accessories, as well as CIM t-shirts and other logo items.
Fred A. Lennon Building - A new facility added to CIM's main building, featuring practice rooms, teaching studios, extensive facilities for audio recording and distance learning, a student lounge, outdoor terrace and administrative offices.
Mixon Hall - A 250-seat, state-of-the-art recital hall that includes the Robert & Jean Conrad Control Room for high-tech broadcasting and a beautiful view of the Gilliam Music Garden.
Audio recording studios - State-of-the-art digital recording and CD production; one of the studios is a one-of-a-kind THX-certified facility.
Hazel Annex - Adjacent to CIM's main building, the Annex provides additional studios and practice rooms.
Cutter House residence hall -Also adjacent to the main building, Cutter House accommodates 100 CIM students.
- Bachelor of Music (BM)
- Artist Certificate (AC) (see AC Gainful Employment Disclosure)
- Master of Music (MM)
- Professional Studies (PS) (see PS Gainful Employment Disclosure)
- Artist Diploma (AD) (see AD Gainful Employment Disclosure)
- Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Through a cooperative arrangement with Case Western Reserve University (case.edu), CIM students have access to university facilities and courses, including the ability to pursue minor or dual-degree study.
CIM maintains exchange programs with the Conservatoire de Paris, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Université de Montréal.
Distance Learning programs at CIM connect in real time to teachers and students throughout the world through high-speed videoconferencing technology. Students participate in performances and master classes in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Royal College of Music in London, Manhattan School of Music, and many other quality venues. CIM is an affiliate member of the Internet2 high-speed network, and offers many exciting Distance Learning programs for Pre-K through high school classrooms and for retirement communities across North America. More than 500 programs reach 11,000 students annually. CIM students participate as video and audio technicians, performers, presenters, and guest artists.
CIM's college division enrolls more than 450 students and is broadly representative in its composition: 55% from 49 states, 25% from 24 countries, 15% from Ohio, and 60% are undergraduates.
Graduates represent all 50 states and 46 foreign countries. More than 40 alumni are members of The Cleveland Orchestra. In addition, CIM alumni perform with many of the world's most acclaimed organizations, including orchestras and opera companies, and hold prominent teaching positions worldwide.
|Department||Enrollment Targets||Approx. Annual Openings|
|Audio Recording (BM)||8||3|
|Cello & Suzuki Pedagogy (MM)||4||2|
|Collaborative Piano (MM, DMA, AD, PS)||17||6|
|Composition (BM, MM, DMA, PS)||10||4|
|Dalcroze Eurhythmics (BM)||4||1|
|Orchestral Conducting (MM, PS)||4||2|
|Timpani & Percussion||12||3|
|Trombone & Bass Trombone||12||3|
|Violin & Suzuki Pedagogy (MM)||4||2|
More than 1,100 people apply for 150 new-student openings, of which 60-70 are for freshmen.
Approximately 96% of students receive scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans.
Tuition $40,300 | Room & Board $12,198 (varies with personal choice)
Housing: First- and second-year undergraduate students live on campus in CIM's residence hall. Other students live off campus in neighborhoods close to the school.
The CIM concert season includes than 100 programs each year. These feature the CIM orchestras, including five appearances in Severance Hall during 2012-2013, New Music Ensemble, chamber music, faculty and visiting artist recitals, Pianofest and family concerts. Additionally, more than 300 student recitals are presented each year.
There are three opera productions annually, including at least two fully staged and costumed productions with orchestra. These offer multiple opportunities for students to develop and cultivate vocal skills, acting abilities, and stage presence. Each production is open to all voice students.
Students work with distinguished faculty and guest artists throughout the year. In recent years, master classes have been hosted by world-class artists including Leon Fleischer, Richard Goode, Steven Isserlis, Warren Jones, Ton Koopman, Robert Mann, John O'Conor, HaeSun Paik, Sergiu Schwartz, and Donald Weilerstein, among others.
Departments and Faculty
*current member of The Cleveland Orchestra
**retired member of The Cleveland Orchestra
Audio Recording: Bruce Egre
Bassoon: John Clouser* and Barrick Stees*
Cello: Cello: Stephen Geber**, Mark Kosower*, Melissa Kraut, Merry Peckham, Sharon Robinson, Alisa Weilerstein and Richard Weiss*
Clarinet: Franklin Cohen* and Linnea Nereim*
Collaborative Piano: Anita Pontremoli and Virginia Weckstrom
Composition: Keith Fitch
Conducting, Orchestral: Carl Topilow
Double Bass: Maximilian Dimoff* and Scott Dixon*
Eurhythmics: Brian Sweigart and David Gilson
Flute: Joshua Smith* and Mary Kay Fink*
Guitar: Jason Vieaux
Harp: Yolanda Kondonassis and Trina Bourne*
Harpsichord: Janina Kuzma Ceaser
Horn: Richard Solis* and Richard King*
Oboe: Frank Rosenwein*, Elizabeth Camus** and Jeffrey Rathbun*
Organ: Todd Wilson
Piano: Paul Schenly, Kathryn Brown, Sergei Babayan, Emanuela Friscioni, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Olga Radosavljevich and Daniel Shapiro
Timpani & Percussion: Richard Weiner**, Paul Yancich*, and Jacob Nissly*
Trombone and Bass Trombone: Massimo La Rosa* and Richard Stout*
Trumpet: Michael Sachs* and Michael Miller*
Tuba: Ronald Bishop**
Viola: Robert Vernon*, Jeffrey Irvine, Kirsten Docter, Mark Jackobs*, Stanley Konopka* and Lynne Ramsey*
Violin: Stephen Rose*, Joan Kwuon, Jaime Laredo, Kimberly Meier-Sims, William Preucil*, Joel Smirnoff, David Updegraff, and Ivan Zenaty
Voice: Mary Schiller, Clifford Billions, Dean Southern, and Vinson Cole
Brass/Woodwind Chamber Music: Elizabeth Camus**, Richard Stout*, Ronald Bishop**, John Clouser*, Franklin Cohen*, Richard King*, Michael Sachs*, Joshua Smith*, Richard Solis* and Barrick Stees*, and Yasuhito Sugiyama*
Conducting, Choral: David Gilson and Todd Wilson
English as a Second Language: Paulette Goll
Ensembles: Orchestra (Carl Topilow), New Music (Keith Fitch) and Wind Ensemble (Gary Ciepluch)
Music Literature: Paul Cox, Erik Mann, Quentin Quereau, Carol Ruzicka and John Simmons
Music Theory: Richard Nelson, Timothy Cutler, Marshall Griffith, Jeanette Davis Ostrander, Lisa Rainsong, Diane Urista and Donald Watts
Opera Theater: David Bamberger, Harry Davidson and John Simmons
Orchestral Keyboard: Joela Jones*
String/Piano Chamber Music: Peter Salaff, Kathryn Brown, Scott Dixon*, Stephen Geber**, Sharon Robinson, Stanley Konopka*, Mark Kosower*, Anita Pontremoli, Lynne Ramsey*, Carolyn Gadiel Warner*, the Cavani String Quartet with Kirsten Docter, Annie Fullard, Merry Peckham and Mari Sato
Vocal Coaching: Kathryn Brown, Linda Jones and John Simmons
World Music Rhythms: Jamey Haddad, Robert Selvaggio, Kip Reed
More Information: To learn more about CIM's world-class faculty, visit the Our Faculty page.
Case Western Reserve University: Music history, music education, performance practice courses, and ensembles are available to CIM students through the Case Western Reserve University Music Department.
A roster of the CWRU music faculty can be found at music.case.edu/personnel.
Find CIM Online
Official Website: www.cim.edu
In 2011, CIM became the first music school to launch mobile apps simultaneously for the iPhone and Android mobile platforms as well as a mobile website for Blackberry, Palm and Symbian Smartphone users. This was accomplished through a partnership with InstantEncore.com.
CIM is located in Cleveland's University Circle, a unique cultural, educational, and scientific center five miles east of downtown Cleveland. Contained within its park-like 500 acres are over thirty institutions that, together, constitute one of the largest diversified cultural complexes in the world.
Cleveland is an arts town with its renowned orchestra, several exceptional museums, Playhouse Square (the second largest theater district in the U.S.), and much more.
It is also a major sports town, where we cheer our professional baseball, football, and basketball teams. Located on Lake Erie and surrounded by scenic park systems, our metropolitan area offers wonderful opportunities to hike, bike, canoe, kayak, sail and fish.
We celebrate our rich and diverse ethnic heritage with festivals and parades. We also have diverse cuisine with restaurants offering everything from pierogies to gourmet dining. Learn more about Cleveland at positivelycleveland.com!
Be sure to check out our Visitor Guide, which can be found at cim.edu/visit. The Cleveland and northeast Ohio metropolitan area is served by the following:
Cleveland Hopkins Airport: clevelandairport.com
Akron-Canton Airport: akroncantonairport.com
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority: riderta.com
Greyhound Bus Lines: greyhound.com
Trailways Bus Lines: trailways.com
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 USA
216.791.5000 (main phone)
216.795.3107 (admission office)
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Senior Admission Counselor
Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
MUSICAL LUNCHEON SERIES
May 22, 2013, 11:30 am
Sharing the Gift
13th ANNUAL GUITAR WEEKEND
May 23, 2013, 12:00 am
CIM's Mixon Hall and various studios
Presented by Guitars International in cooperation with CIM
13th ANNUAL GUITAR WEEKEND
May 24, 2013, 12:00 am
CIM's Mixon Hall and various studios
Presented by Guitars International in cooperation with CIM