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Upcoming Events

  • CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries

    March 4, 2015, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art

    Students from CIM and the CWRU early music program present a wide range of repertoire in this series of early evening performances. To make your evening even more musical, attend the 8pm CIM Orchestra Concert at Severance.

    Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department.

    Cleveland Museum of Art | 11150 East Blvd, University Circle

  • Faculty Recital: The Cavani String Quartet's 30th Anniversary

    March 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Cavani String Quartet
       Annie Fullard, violin
       Mari Sato, violin
       Kirsten Docter, viola
       Merry Peckham, cello
    Donald Weilerstein, viola, guest artist
    Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano, guest artist

  • Celebrating American Classics

    March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Severance Hall

    A CIM Women’s Committee Benefit

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.