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Upcoming Events

  • Chamber Music Master Class

    December 2, 2015, 9:30 am
    Mixon Hall

    Rebecca Albers, viola, guest artist
    Julie Albers, cello, guest artist
  • CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries

    December 2, 2015, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art Galleries, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department. Students from CIM and the CWRU early music program present a wide range of repertoire on this series of early evening performances.

    To make your evening even more musical, attend the 8pm concert at CIM.
  • Intensive Duo Gala Concert

    December 2, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Anita Pontremoli, director

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.