As an independent conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music focuses solely on educating musicians. With an enrollment of about 450 students, you will experience a unique mentorship approach to studio instruction and have access to extraordinary performance opportunities. If you choose to pursue a dual degree outside your major, like music education, you can do that through the Joint Music Program, our partnership with neighboring Case Western Reserve University.
Use the list below to zero in on the programs most important to you, meet CIM's faculty, and learn more about what makes each department live up to the highest standards of excellence.
- Degrees and Diplomas
More details about the specific programs available to undergraduates and graduates, as well as non-degree certificates and diplomas.
Including programs in violin, viola, cello, harp, guitar, and double bass.
Also offers graduate study in Suzuki Pedagogy.
Including programs in horn, trombone, trumpet, and tuba.
Including programs in bassoon, clarinet, flute, and oboe.
Including programs in timpani & percussion.
Including programs in Piano, Collaborative Piano, Harpsichord, and Organ.
- Voice / Opera
Including programs in Voice and the Opera Theater.
- Chamber Music
Including programs for string and piano quartets and other chamber music studies.
Including programs in Orchestral Conducting.
Including programs in Composition and Electronic Music Production.
- Composition and Performance
More than a double major, this is designed for students who will make a lifetime commitment to both disciplines.
- Music Theory
- Double Major with Music Theory
- Joint Music Program
Classes, minors, and dual degrees in the humanities and sciences.
- Specialized Studies
Including instruction in Audio Recording, Eurhythmics, and Music Literature.
For Private Lessons, Continuing Education, and Youth and Adult Programs, please visit our Youth & Adult Division section.