November 15, 2012

CIM Gives Back



CIM | Pogue Lobby

11021 East Blvd.

Cleveland, Ohio




Campaign Kickoff: Nov. 27, 2012 11:30 a.m.

Campaign Ends: Jan. 22, 2013


Black Heritage Concert & Donation

Presentation: Jan. 27, 2013 4 p.m.



Giving Tree display & Donation drop-off in CIM's Pogue Lobby



With #GivingTuesday Campaign supporting the Cleveland School of the Arts


On Thursday, November 22, we ate and gave thanks.

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we rushed to get doorbusting deals.

On Tuesday, November 27, we join others across the country in GIVING back!

The Cleveland Institute of Music is putting the GIVING back into the "giving season" by using GivingTuesday to launch an 8-week campaign to support the next generation of classical musicians training at the Cleveland School of the Arts (part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District).

CIM staff, faculty and students regularly work with students and faculty at CSA, so we see firsthand the value of the institution as well as the challenge they face with funding and supplies. That's why CIM is coordinating an effort to provide much-needed musical instruments, accessories, books, lessons and more to the school and its students.

Will you join us? It's Easy!

Between Tuesday, November 27, 2012, and Tuesday, January 22, 2013:

  • Donate an item from CSA's wish list or make a financial contribution* towards the purchase of needed items.
  • Fill out the donor form, noting your gift and the (estimated) value.
  • Drop off your donation in Pogue Lobby at CIM (11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland).
  • Spread the word! Tell your friends about #GivingTuesday and CIM's campaign to support CSA.
  • Follow CIM (and #GivingTuesday) on Facebook, InstantEncore, Pinterest and Twitter
  • Attend the 22nd Annual Black Heritage Concert in Kulas Hall on Sunday, January 27, when CIM will present CSA with all the collected contributions.

*Please make checks payable to the Cleveland School of the Arts.

Learn more about this nationwide day of giving at

DONATION WISH LIST | Benefiting the Cleveland School of the Arts


Violin & Viola: Shar Light Rosin $3.69 (need 50)

Cello: Shar Dark Rosin for Cello $3.69 (need 10)

Bass: Slip Stop Bass Endpin Protector $6.99 (need 8 )

Bass Pop's Bass Rosin $8.99 (need 7)

Violin: Overture $9.99 (need 50)

Cleaning clothes $2 - $10

CDs: professional or personally recorded CDs $5 - $10

Music books $5 - $10


Cello: Xeros Cello Endpin Anchor $11.99 (need 13)

Viola: Suzuki Viola Part with CD $15.95 (need 10 various levels)

Cello: Suzuki Cello Part with CD $15.95 (need 10 various levels)

Bass: Suzuki Bass Part with CD $15.95 (need 7 various levels)

Violin: Suzuki Violin Part with CD $19.95 (need 40 various levels)

CDs: professional or personally recorded CDs $11 - $20

Music books $11 - $20

Music stands $11 - $20


Viola: Prelude (D'Addario) $21 (need 15)

Violin: Kun Original Shoulder Rest $22.95 (need 40)

Viola: Kun Collapsible Shoulder Rest $23.95 (need 12)

Cello: Overture $29.99 (need 12)

Music books $21 - $50

Music stands $21 - $50

$100 OR LESS

Purchase of Orchestra Music for concerts (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced) $40 - $60/ea

Violin: Toshira Deluxe $64.99 (need 25)

Viola: Toshira Deluxe Viola $69.99 (need 10)

Cello: Heritage Cordura Cello Bag $89.99 (need 8 )


Bass: Corelli Tungsten Bass Strings Set $108.86 (need 7)

Bass: Cushy Professional Bag $159 (need 5)

Violin: Franz Hoffman Prelude Violin Outfit $199 (need 25 | Size 4/4)

Viola Otto Ernst Fischer Model $499 (need 8 | various sizes)

Cello (need-5 full size): Franz Hoffman Prelude $799

CSA students take private lessons at CIM (Average $1,200/semester)


Affordable ideas for Preparatory & Conservatory students and/or parents to contribute.

Your Time

Offer CSA students a "Backstage pass" for a CIM student recital

Volunteer to usher or work on the stage crew of their productions

Benefit concert for fundraising

Let a CSA student shadow you (student) for a day

Invite a CSA student to attend a master class and provide transportation

Purchase tickets for a classical music concert or attend with a CSA student

Your Talent

Offer tutoring/lessons for music or other general education classes

Create programs for concerts/events

Lend office/administration support

Perform/play for the school's musical

Gently Used Items

Costumes for theater productions

Instruments or related equipment

Suzuki or other music books