As a collaborative piano student, you’ll develop the ability to be a true musical partner with other musicians. Studies in sight reading, improvisation, accompanying seminar, transposition and keyboard reduction will develop your knowledge and skills. You’ll study language diction for vocal coaching and chamber music for instrumental collaboration.

As part of the keyboard department, you’ll also get extra exposure to great performers with master classes conducted by international soloists.

CIM is an All-Steinway School with more than 160 Steinways, including a small number available for students to use at home through our piano loan program.

Alumni Success

Meet Emily Grabinski

Emily Grabinski

Emily Grabinski competed in the Marjorie Neville Collaborative Piano Competition at Central State University’s Robeson Recital Hall in April 2012, winning first prize. With cellist Amy Pirtle, Grabinski performed movements from Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 and Beethoven's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2. 

Concerts and events

Oct 8 Sat
6:00 pm
Junior Recital: Tristan Wilson, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Nov 21 Mon
7:30 pm
String & Piano Ensembles Concert I
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Nov 29 Tue
7:30 pm
Advanced Piano Trio Program Concert
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Dec 1 Thu
7:30 pm
String & Piano Ensembles Concert II
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Dec 4 Sun
7:30 pm
String & Piano Ensembles Concert III
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series