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

Jan 11 Sat
4:00 pm
Second Master of Music Recital: Sunny (Xuecong) Xia, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Jan 13 Mon
4:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Jacquelyn O'Brien, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Jan 25 Sat
8:00 pm
Senior Recital: John-Paul Shoemaker, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Jan 27 Mon
8:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Hei Kan Ho, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Jan 28 Tue
8:00 pm