Founded in 1920, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) is one of eight independent music conservatories in the country and is known for superior orchestral, solo, chamber music, and opera music programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Decisions for admittance to CIM are based on a completed application and audition results. The application deadline for fall admission is December 1. Audition dates are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so please get your application in early! Learn how to apply
Notice to our Chinese Applicants
如果您对设置VPN感到不方便， Decision Desk 为您提供另外一种申请形式， 请通过以下方式进行申请：
- 请您把所需要的媒体文件及之文档通过https://www.wetransfer.com/ 发送至uploads@decisiondesk.com
It has come to our attention that some applicants may be experiencing difficulty in accessing our online application through DecisionDesk.
DecisionDesk recommends that our applicants in China experiencing the problem use a VPN or "Virtual Private Network" which is a service that encrypts and redirects internet connections. Please see step-by-step directions on using a VPN provided by DecisionDesk, found here.
If you are not comfortable setting up a VPN, DecisionDesk has provided a supplemental application form. To apply using this service:
- Click http://music.decisiondesk.com/music/.
- Choose CIM from the list of schools and complete the information
- All required media files and documents will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org via WeTransfer. You will be able to upload multiple files and formats through this service. In the message section, please include your full name on the application and which school this is for.
Should you need any assistance, please contact email@example.com.
We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
CIM is dedicated to training and educating the complete musician for the 21st century. As a CIM student you'll experience an exceptionally creative environment in one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in the country. With an enrollment of about 450 students, you’ll be a part of a musical community dedicated to developing your musical voice and building your future as a musician.
- Learn from world-class faculty: including the principals of the Cleveland Orchestra
- Add a major or minor: experience the benefits of study at an independent conservatory and double major or minor at a top-tier university
- Build a new repertoire: we're developing a new generation of composers and musicians to produce the next great repertoire
- Live in a vibrant community: our campus neighbors and partners are among the most prestigious cultural and educational institutions in the country
- Become a complete musician: develop superior technical skills and engage with the important influences of local and global communities