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Upcoming Events

  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 7, 2015, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art Galleries, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

  • Violins of Hope Event: Faculty Recital

    October 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Pre-concert lecture at 7:15pm with Oded Zehavi,
        Israel Institute Schusterman Visiting Artist

    Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
    Franklin Cohen, clarinet
    Joan Kwuon, violin
    Jaime Laredo, violin
    Sharon Robinson, cello
  • CIM@SEVERANCE: Music of the Violins of Hope - A Concert for the Community

    October 14, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Severance Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Yoel Levi, guest conductor
    Cihat Askin, violin, guest artist
    Caroline Goulding, violin, guest artist
    Raphael Wallfisch, cello, guest artist
    Rabbi Roger C. Klein, host

If you are looking for an orchestral career on the double bass then CIM is the place for you.

CIM is located within short walking distance of Severance Hall, home of the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra principal bassist Maximilian Dimoff heads the CIM double bass department. Joining him on the faculty are Cleveland Orchestra colleagues Scott Dixon and Derek Zadinsky.

In addition to weekly lessons from their primary teachers, all double bass students perform with the CIM Orchestra with sectionals coached by Scott Dixon. Students also perform in the orchestral repertoire class each week. Instruction for this class is by Maximilian Dimoff and Scott Dixon. The culmination of the repertoire class is a regional mock audition involving other major music schools in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas.

There are also technique and studio classes with each teacher. The CIM double bass department creates a healthy and encouraging environment that supports healthy competition. We are looking for talented musicians that are looking to become the best double bassists that they can be.

Meet the CIM String Faculty.