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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

CIM boasts a large Viola Department, headed by Cleveland Orchestra Principal Violist, Robert Vernon. As with CIM's other string departments, the focus is on orchestral playing, and four of the five viola teachers are members of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Combined viola classes provide opportunities to play for other students and teachers, and the Orchestra Repertoire class is widely recognized for its outstanding preparation of students for professional orchestra auditions.

CIM's reputation for outstanding viola playing and teaching attracts students of extraordinary talent and determination, ensuring a stimulating and encouraging environment to hone skills essential for the future.


Student successes:

  • Yu Jin, violist of the internationally acclaimed Miami Quartet, in residence at Kent State University and the Hartt School of Music. The quartet plays over 60 concerts a year.

  • Abigail Evans, Assistant Principal Viola of the National Symphony.
  • Mary Cowell, violist in the Colorado Symphony.
  • Diane Wuthrich, violist in the Tucson Symphony.
  • Katherine Lewis, Assistant Professor of Viola at Illinois State University.
  • Daphne Gerling, Assistant Professor of Viola at Valdosta State University.
  • Ayn Balija, Lecturer of Viola at the University of Virginia.
  • Karina Schmitz, Principal Violist of Apollo's Fire.
  • Thomas Bandar, violist in the Spokane Symphony.
  • Bonnie Yeager, violist with The Phoenix Symphony.
  • Naimah Bilal, 2008-2009 Orchestra Management Fellow, League of American Orchestras.
  • Timothy D. Zeithamel, Associate Principal Violist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Meet the CIM String Faculty.