Summer Chamber Music Program

CIM Summer Chamber Music is a 10-day experience for piano, string and wind players interested in exploring music outside of their solo venues.

2011 Summer Chamber Music Program Cancelled

The 2011 Summer Chamber Music Program has been cancelled for this summer. Please look for information regarding out Fall session later this summer.

    Cleveland Institute of Music
    Shaker East Branch
    First Unitarian Church
    21600 Shaker Blvd.
    Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122

Directed by Sandra Shapiro, the rich and varied works available in the chamber music repertoire provide endless opportunities to explore and expand one's musical horizons.

Students will have the chance to meet and work with other young musicians of similar abilities and musical interests. The course will combine coachings, supervised rehearsals, ear training, chamber music literature classes, rehearsal techniques, Dalcroze classes, public master classes and a final performance.

Each student will participate in two groups with one project (piece) for each group. In order to allow adequate preparation, the pieces will be assigned and sent to the student in advance of the camp. Placement will be determined by level, ability and knowledge. Musical assignments will include repertoire for piano & string ensembles, piano, wind ensembles, string & wind ensembles, string ensembles and piano duet.

Each day will begin with a movement class and will conclude with a session devoted to faculty and guest artist master classes, lectures on chamber music, sight-reading and other group activities.

    Activities included...

Welcome Meeting: Monday, June 13, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary

Informational session with students & parents. Group assignments, schedules, and Master Classes discussed.

Final Concert: Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Kulas Hall, CIM

Friends and family invited to attend.

Application & Tuition

Deadline for applications is March 7, 2011. Auditions are open to all students who study privately, ages 12 - 18, although exceptions may be made.

Tuition for Summer Chamber Music Camp is $875. A non-refundable application fee of $35 and a non-refundable tuition fee of $100 is required with a completed application. Upon receiving an acceptance letter, the first installment of $400 is due by May 2, 2011. The final installment of $375 is due by May 23, 2011. Please make checks payable to Cleveland Institute of Music and send it along with a completed application to:

    Summer Chamber Music Program
    Mary Ann Grof-Neiman
    Program Administrator
    Cleveland Institute of Music
    11021 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Limited scholarship assistance is available. Contact the CIM Preparatory Department for a scholarship application.

Auditions will be held on March 12, 2011 from 2 - 5 p.m.; Acceptance notice: April 15, 2011.


Please contact Mary Ann Grof-Neiman at, 216.791.5000, ext. 371 or Sandra Shapiro at

Preparatory and Continuing Education

Sandra Shapiro

Dean, Preparatory and Continuing Education

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 252


Mary Ann Grof-Neiman

Program Administrator

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 371


Anna Gibas


p. 216.791.5000 ext. 253


Van Parker

Preparatory Assistant

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 590

Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Building hours may differ; check concert listings for performance times.

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