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

Feb 23 Sat
1:00 pm
Viola Master Class with Michael van der Sloot
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Feb 24 Sun
7:00 pm
Chamber Music Master Class with Todd Phillips
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Feb 27 Wed
8:00 pm
Junior Recital: Anja Endestad, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Mar 2 Sat
6:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Shannon Lee, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Mar 2 Sat
8:00 pm
Student Recital: Joseph Skerik, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals