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  • Orchestra | CIM@Home

    April 8, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Kimbo Ishii, guest conductor
    Aileen Gozali, piano

  • Competition

    April 11, 2015, 3:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    22nd Annual Darius Milhaud Performance Prize Concert

  • University Circle Wind Ensemble Concert

    April 12, 2015, 3:00 pm
    Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, OH

    Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor
    Nikola Resanovic, guest composer
    The Cleveland Duo
       Carolyn Warner, piano
       Stephen Warner, violin, guest artist
    Meghan Guegold, horn

The Cleveland Institute of Music is located in the scenic University Circle area of Cleveland, Ohio, adjacent to Case Western Reserve University and just a five-minute walk from Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra. Conservatory cello faculty members include Stephen Geber, Mark Kosower, Melissa Kraut, Merry Peckham, Sharon Robinson, and Richard Weiss. They represent an outstanding array of expertise in teaching solo, orchestral and chamber performance that is the hallmark of CIM.

CIM is small enough to both nurture and educate each student, yet large enough to staff two full orchestras. An extensive course in orchestral repertoire and audition preparation is offered to each cello student. In addition, we have an outstanding chamber music program offering advanced string ensemble performance opportunities. The Cavani String Quartet is our artist quartet-in-residence.

Numerous performance opportunities are available in recitals, chamber music and orchestral performances and are on each student's agenda. Each term, master classes are offered featuring nationally known cello teachers as well as distinguished international soloists. Recent visitors have included Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, and Alisa Weilerstein.

The united efforts of a deeply dedicated, focused student body and an equally professional and supportive faculty and staff combine powerfully to encourage students to achieve their ultimate potential. The success of our students who have won important orchestral, chamber, and teaching positions as well as prizes in major international competitions gives testimony to this. Notably, five members of the cello section of The Cleveland Orchestra are graduates of CIM.


See notable achievements from recent CIM cellists.

Meet the CIM String Faculty.

See faculty member Richard Weiss perform Ernest Bloch's Suite for Solo Cello No. 1:

Bloch: Suite for Cello Solo No. 1 from CIM OnlineMedia on Vimeo.