Summer Festivals Are Underway!

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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.”

Alum Appointed Cleveland Orchestra Principal Viola

Cleveland Institute of Music alum Wesley Collins (BM ’07, Vernon) has been appointed principal violist of The Cleveland Orchestra. Collins succeeds his former teacher Robert Vernon, co-head of CIM’s Viola Department, who held the coveted position for 40 years. Collins will assume the new role in September at the start of The Orchestra’s 2016-17 season.

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