Paul W. Hogle Named President of the Cleveland Institute of Music


The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to announce that Paul W. Hogle has been named President effective July 11, 2016. The CIM Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mr. Hogle’s appointment during a regularly scheduled meeting held May 17, 2016. Mr. Hogle succeeds Gary Hanson, who is serving as CIM’s interim president following the retirement of Joel Smirnoff.

Two alums among final contestants in 2016 CIPC

The 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC), to be held this July and August, has announced its 35 final contestants, which include new graduate Shen Lu (AD ’16, Paik) and recent alum Tomer Gewirtzman (MM ’15, Babayan). The CIPC will kick off its two-week-long competition with a performance from 2013 First Prize winner and alum Stanislav Khristenko (AD ’11, Babayan) who will perform solo works and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with CityMusic Cleveland.

Commencement Weekend 2016

Last weekend, CIM celebrated its 91st Commencement Ceremony, during which the 2016 graduating class was treated to a keynote address by virtuoso and new music pioneer, Claire Chase. Chase visited CIM earlier this semester where she engaged students and spoke with radio station WCLV for an interview about her various projects and collaborations. Listen to the interview on and watch Chase’s speech at CIM’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony!

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