Faculty Performances Score High Praise This Week


Rave reviews for Cleveland Institute of Music faculty keep rolling in. Piano faculty Antonio Pompa-Baldi “dazzled” in his performance with the West Virginia Symphony, head of the CIM organ department Todd Wilson, displayed “incomprehensible skill and limitless imagination” at his recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Washington and head of the CIM guitar department Jason Vieaux made “everything look and sound easy” at the Bethesda at the Westmoreland Congregational Church in Maryland.

Congratulations Fall CIM Concerto Competition Winners!

Congratulations to this fall’s Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition winners! The winners are Beatrice Hsieh (violin, Kwuon), Isabelle Durrenberger (violin, Laredo/Cho) and Huibin Zou (clarinet, Cohen).  Daniel Kaler (cello, Kosower) and Rachael Lemna (cello, Kraut) received honorable mentions. The winners have each earned a coveted spot to perform a solo with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra this spring.

Distance Learning kicks off the 2016-17 Global Audition Training Program

In the span of one hour, CIM student Sydney Lee auditioned for faculty in China, Denmark and Miami Florida, without leaving Cleveland. Lee launched this year’s Global Audition Training Program (GATP) where CIM students and faculty connect with partner institutions, Royal Danish Academy of Music, New World Symphony and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to provide students with international audition training. Lee, from oboe department head Frank Rosenwein’s studio, performed a mock audition via video conferencing for Max Artved of RDAM, Robert Atherholt of NWS and Prof. Minghun Sun of SCOM. Once Lee finished, students from the other conservatories performed, each student receiving feedback from those institutions’ faculty members.

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