At CIM, students are introduced to rich and diverse coursework, encouraged to share musical approaches and create new repertoire, and coached by renowned artists. Our partnership with Case Western Reserve University enables CIM students to take non-music courses and earn dual degrees, including an educational degree. Students can also choose to double major in the areas of theory, composition, eurhythmics or audio recording. The immersive and creative educational process at CIM empowers graduates to leave the Institute prepared for the future.




Complement your music curriculum with academic programming, opportunities and services that will help you develop your art and mastery. 

Community Performance Chamber Music & Ensembles Study Abroad

Center for Innovative Musicianship (CIM²)

CIM’s Center for Innovative Musicianship (CIM²) offers career services and community or virtual performance and educational opportunities. CIM² guides students toward meaningful career goals that complement their classical training.

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Recording Arts & Services

Recording Arts & Services has engineers that can record concerts, recitals and rehearsals for students, faculty and alumni. Students can request a recording of their recitals or concerts, rent a recording device and more through this department.



Ask about registration, evaluation of transfer credits, advanced placement scores, transcript requests and more in the student-focused, Office of the Registrar.

Robinson Music Library

The Robinson Music Library is where you can discover new repertoire, research a topic, or listen to recorded CIM performances. Take advantage of this CIM library’s collections and study spaces.

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At CIM you'll join an exclusive group of students receiving the training and experience that puts you on your way to success in music.

Concerts and events

Nov 16 Fri
4:30 pm
Second Master of Music Recital: Xuecong (Sunny) Xia, conducting
Conducting, Conservatory Student Recitals
Nov 17 Sat
1:00 pm
Viola Master Class with Sheila Browne
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Nov 17 Sat
8:00 pm
O Jerusalem! Crossroads of Three Faiths
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Nov 18 Sun
4:00 pm
Preparatory String Department Recital
Department Recital, Preparatory & Continuing Education
Nov 18 Sun
4:00 pm
Composition Department Recital
New Music Performance, Concert Series