Chamber music is an inspiring and integral part of the CIM environment. Taught by world-class faculty, CIM’s celebrated chamber music programs complement the Institute’s rich curriculum; offer numerous performance opportunities at CIM and in the greater Cleveland community; and support students in developing their art, mastery and collaborative skills.

Many CIM chamber groups have won national and international competitions and have enjoyed successful and longstanding careers in professional ensembles.

Learn about the programs offered at CIM as well as the performance opportunities that will help you develop skills for building a career in chamber music.

Chamber Music Programs at CIM 

  • String Chamber Music 
  • Advanced String Quartet Program
  • Piano Chamber Music 
  • Advanced Piano Trio Program
  • Wind Chamber Music 

Winter Chamber Music Festival 

The Winter Chamber Music Festival offers performance opportunities to all students enrolled in CIM chamber music programs as well as master classes by renowned guest artists. Student ensembles have an opportunity to participate in the following concerts:

  • String and Piano Chamber Ensemble Concerts
  • Advanced String Quartet Program Gala Concert
  • Advanced Piano Trio Program Gala Concert
  • Intensive Duo Program Gala Concert
  • Wind and Brass Ensemble Concerts

Concerts at CIM can be professionally recorded and streamed live for audiences around the globe to enjoy. 

Cleveland Chamber Music Society Outreach Program 

Through CIM's partnership with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society, students have access to an outreach program in which a CIM string quartet or brass or woodwind quintet is chosen to perform in Cleveland-area schools and featured in a Young Artist Showcase Concert.