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Upcoming Events

  • Chamber Music Master Class

    November 30, 2015, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jupiter String Quartet, guest artists
     Megan Freivogel, violin
     Nelson Lee, violin
     Liz Freivogel, viola
     Daniel McDonough, cello

    Participation of the Jupiter String Quartet is made possible in part by the Dr. Sydney and Gussie B. Klein CIM Chamber Music Ensemble Fund and in collaboration with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society.
  • Percussion Ensemble

    November 30, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Paul Yancich, director

  • Viola Master Class

    December 1, 2015, 10:00 am
    Mixon Hall

    Liz Freivogel, viola, guest artist

CIM provides a concentrated performance environment for all brass students. Two symphony orchestras are the primary focus of our program. Since all participants in the orchestras are student performance majors, these ensembles perform at an exceptionally high level. To complement the orchestras, there is a brass orchestral repertoire class, conducted by our colleague, Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra. This class provides intensive preparation of CIM concert repertoire as well as readings of other standard orchestral pieces.

With enrollment restricted to 10 horns, every student is assured a significant number of performance opportunities. Orchestral participation is virtually continuous. In addition, all horn majors are involved in horn class; this weekly event is devoted to CIM orchestra repertoire, readings of other major works; at times it utilizes a master-class format. Students may be involved in all types of chamber music (brass quintets, horn ensembles, brass and woodwind ensembles), wind ensemble, contemporary music, and (through our relationship with adjacent Case Western Reserve University), jazz ensembles and early music. There also is liberal access to Cleveland Orchestra rehearsals and concerts at Severance Hall, just a short walk down the street from CIM.

The joining together of a highly dedicated, focused student body and an equally professional and supportive faculty and staff is a powerful combination that encourages students to achieve the ultimate in their potential. The successes of our students are excellent testimony:

  • Ethan Bearman - Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Ronald Beitel - Utah Symphony
  • Alan DeMattia - Cleveland Orchestra
  • Christopher Dwyer - Saint Louis Symphony
  • Matthew Eckenhoff - Louisiana Philharmonic
  • Meghan Guegold - Akron and Canton Symphonies
  • ​Warren Gref - San Diego Symphony
  • ​Darcy Hamlin - Milwaukee Symphony
  • Bruce Hudson - ​Minnesota ​Orchestra
  • Brigette Knox - U.S. Marine Band "President's Own"
  • Stefan de Lev​a​l Jezierski - Berlin Philharmonic
  • Michael Lewellen - Fort Wayne Philharmonic
  • Jay Matthews - Buffalo Philharmonic
  • Michael Oswald - Victoria Symphony (Canada)
  • Robert Rearden - Florida Orchestra
  • Mark Williams - Cleveland Orchestra Director of Artistic Planning


  • Bachelor of Music
  • Master of Music
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Artist Certificate
  • Professional Studies
  • Artist Diploma

Meet the CIM Brass Faculty.