Student Teaches More than Singing at Cleveland School of the Arts


Cleveland Institute of Music graduate student Coraine Tate (voice, Schiller) spent her first year at CIM singing a lead role in CIM’s opera production of The Marriage of Figaro, performing a recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and spent the summer singing in London. But she also spent her days at the Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) coaching voice students. This year she continues teaching every morning in the specialty arts school in the heart of the Cleveland City School District.

Faculty Member Delivers “Jaw Dropping” Performance

On Friday night, Cleveland Institute of Music faculty and Cleveland Orchestra principal cellist, Mark Kosower, with pianist Jee-Won Oh, presented an evening celebrating the music of Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera to great acclaim. In his review, Zachary Lewis from said “Kosower’s virtuosity was on almost relentless display. Time and again, one’s jaw dropped as the cellist, suavely bolstered by his partner, exploited his instrument in ways almost beyond belief, to stunning and haunting effect.”

From Brazil to Cleveland, CIM Student Builds Confidence Through Music

Cleveland Institute of Music student Felipe Brito (trombone, La Rosa) spends his Wednesday afternoons 10 miles down the road at Euclid High School where he teaches a group of teenagers in the school’s marching band. As Brito snaps his fingers along with a metronome, the brass students work through each of their parts, Brito leading the way. He’s a natural, having been teaching since 2006 in a similar community outreach program in his hometown of Itu, Brazil.

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