Students and Alums Compete at the CIPC


The 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) is underway! Be sure to follow CIM students and alums who are competing this year: alums Tomer Gewirtzman (MM ’15, Babayan) and Shen Lu (AD ’16, Paik), current student Sara Daneshpour (Babayan) and Ruoyu Huang (Babayan), who will be attending CIM in the fall. Round Two of the competition begins on Thursday, July 28. Watch all the performances online at

Summer Festivals Are Underway!

From Aspen to Encore to Utrecht, CIM students and faculty are off, playing and teaching at festivals around the globe. For some, the term “summer festival” might conjure up images of canoe rides or bunking in log cabins, but for musicians, this is anything but. In these often summer-long programs, students spend their days in intensive coaching sessions, master classes and rehearsals and their nights performing in outdoor amphitheaters or in centuries-old music halls around Europe.

Music and Nature In Perfect Harmony at the Holden Arboretum

Get your summer fix of the Cleveland Institute of Music on Tuesday nights at the Holden Arboretum. Kicking off on July 12 and running throughout the summer, the Holden Arboretum hosts summer concerts that frequently feature CIM students. The concert series, now in its seventh season, includes CIM student performers due to the generosity of Gay Cull Addicott, who believes that “the musical futures of CIM students will help ensure the future of classical music.”

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