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  • Says You!

    September 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Attend a live taping of this public radio wordplay program.

  • Says You!

    September 14, 2014, 1:30 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Attend the live taping of this public radio wordplace program.

  • CIM@Home

    September 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Carl Topilow, conductor
    Wesley Skinner, cello, student artist

The Music Literature Department is an important thread in the fabric of the Bachelor of Music degree program at CIM. Designed to help students experience a focused study of specific genres and repertoire, Music Literature courses combine historical background, music analysis, and aesthetics. Classes provide a survey of music through lectures, discussions, listening, and reading, with frequent demonstration and occasional guest artists and lecturers. Assigned projects generally include written papers and/or spoken reports, in addition to quizzes and exams.


Music Literature are offered in Chamber, Symphonic, Opera, Vocal, Piano, Guitar, and Oratorio, with class sizes typically smaller than the average Music History class. A particular Music Literature course is required in most undergraduate majors, though several of the classes are open as electives for any student.


Meet the CIM Specialized Studies Faculty.