Grammy nominations are out and the Cleveland Institute of Music congratulates student Daniil Trifonov; head of the CIM Guitar Department Jason Vieaux; violin faculty member Jaime Laredo; Director of Recording Services Alan Bise and head of the Audio Recording Degree Program Bruce Egre on their nominations.
Trifonov, current student of Sergei Babayan, has been nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his solo album, The Carnegie Recital and is featured in the album Mieczyslaw Weinberg, which is up for Best Classical Compendium. Vieaux has also been nominated for the Best Classical Instrumental Solo award for his album, Play, on the Azica Records Label, of which Bise is Chief Classical Producer and Egre is President and Chief Recording Engineer. Prince of Clouds, composed by Anna Clyne and performed Laredo and others, has been nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes three new members to the bassoon, violin and oboe sections and among them are Cleveland Institute of Music alumni Gareth Thomas and Analise Denise Kukelhan.
Cleveland Institute of Music Composition Department Head Keith Fitch has been named Composer-in-Residence for 2015 summer festival at Rocky Ridge Music Center. Continue reading
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Once conductor Kimbo Ishii arrived in Cleveland, he and Cleveland Institute of Music student Leah Ferguson got to work, preparing for their November concert at Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra. Ishii was to conduct the CIM Orchestra while Ferguson would be the soloist on Bartók’s Viola Concerto. In the rehearsals, Ishii made sure he had an understanding of what Ferguson wanted to achieve, musically “I’ve done this piece various times with different soloists,” says Ishii. “I am really fortunate to have someone like this to work with.” Hear more about their collaboration on WCLV 104.9 FM.
The Cleveland Institute of Music is honored to welcome a delegation from the historic and prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary) to Cleveland this week for a special collaborative series focused on a sharing of musical cultural, including master classes and two free concerts. Continue reading
The League of American Orchestras and New Music USA recently announced the winners of the Music Alive: New Partnerships Residencies which include Cleveland Institute of Music alumni Dan Visconti and Rick Robinson. The twelve composers chosen (out of a pool of 219 applicants) will receive a $7,500 grant and will be matched with an orchestra of the committee’s choosing to work on an original piece from the composer. The piece will be performed by the orchestra at the end of the week-long residency.
Admission counselors and faculty read hundreds, often thousands, of student essays during the application review process. Make yours stand out for all the right reasons — show us why YOU are a perfect match for CIM.
The CIM application essay question requires a response that is 500-750 words long. Here are some tips for making every word count!
One final tip — do yourself a favor and START TODAY. Waiting till the last minute just adds unnecessary pressure. Rushing also makes you less likely to write an essay that genuinely represents you as an individual and artist and more likely to miss typos or grammar mistakes.
Of course, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call to speak with an admission counselor at 216.795.3107.
The CIM Opera Theater, directed by David Bamberger, is pleased to announce this fall’s production of Handel’s Alcina, November 5-8, 2014 in Kulas Hall.
On Friday, October 10 CBS Evening News with Scott Pelly aired it’s popular segment, “On the Road with Steve Hartman,” featuring Cleveland Institute of Music students Daniel Parvin and Marissa Plank, the artists-in-residence at Judson Manor, a senior living community.