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. Assisted by friend and colleague cellist Amy Pirtle, Ms. Grabinski performed movements from Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 and Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2 by Beethoven. Ms. Grabinski is encouraged by the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs’ (OFMC) recognition of collaborative piano as a musical specialty and by the experience this competition offers to pianists and their respective partners.

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Concerts and events

Oct 24 Wed
8:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Tyler DeVigal, cello
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Oct 24 Wed
8:00 pm
Childhood Favorites
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Oct 26 Fri
11:00 am
Cello Master Class with Edward Arron
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Oct 28 Sun
7:00 pm
Faculty Recital: Wei-Fang Gu & Anita Pontremoli
Faculty Recital, Concert Series
Oct 30 Tue
7:30 pm
Senior Recital: Sarah Miller, cello
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals