When you study audio recording at CIM, you’ll learn directly from practicing professionals about everything from recording and editing techniques to network communications and basic business practices. Also, by following the same core curriculum as our performance majors, you cultivate aural acuity and musical knowledge that sets you apart in the field.

You’ll practice your professional skills through internships at commercial studios, and you’ll regularly record the recitals and ensembles of your fellow students with CIM’s Recording Arts & Services department. Plus, you’ll leave the program with a sought-after certification in Pro Tools.

Audio Recording Department Highlights

Audio Recording Double Major

An increasing number of professional musicians find that their careers deeply involve electronic media. So if you’re an undergraduate student majoring in performance, composition or eurhythmics, you may also add studies leading to a double major in audio recording. This double-major structure normally requires five years of study, allowing you to complete extensive work in audio courses without weakening your other program’s curriculum.

Recording Arts Alumni Include:

  • Alan Bise, GRAMMY Award Winner
  • Emily Botel-Barnard
  • Ian Dobie
  • Joseph Hallman
  • Alex Kosiorek
  • Thomas Moore, GRAMMY Award Winner
  • Louis Enghow Ng
  • Joseph Maxwell Porter
  • Jason Whetstone

Concerts and events

Sep 14 Fri
8:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Guest Conductor Mélisse Brunet
Orchestra Performance, Concert Series
Oct 12 Fri
8:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Guest Conductor William Eddins
Orchestra Performance, Concert Series
Oct 17 Wed
4:00 pm
Fall Conservatory Concerto Competition
Competition, Concert Series
Oct 24 Wed
8:00 pm
Childhood Favorites
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Nov 4 Sun
3:00 pm
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony (CYWS) I
Ensembles, Preparatory & Continuing Education