Spring Semester

Find CIM’s plan for Spring 2021, learn about the safety measures in place and access resources at cim.edu/return-to-campus.

When you study conducting at CIM, you receive an intensive experience with high-quality ensembles composed of CIM’s student musicians.

Designed with a very small enrollment of about four students, the conducting program gives you access to significant podium time to develop your training in this field. You’ll also have regular access to observe rehearsals with The Cleveland Orchestra and sectionals conducted by Orchestra principals.

Your curriculum combines conducting studies with music history and literature, theory and analysis, ensemble, and elective courses chosen in consultation with your major instructor.

We are not accepting applications for orchestral conducting for fall 2021.

Alumni Success

Conducting Alumni Include:

  • Domenico Boyagian
  • Melisse Brunet
  • Jason Seber
  • Steven Smith
  • Lucas Waldin

Meet Samuel Fuhrman

Samuel Fuhrman

Conductor, percussionist, timpanist and arranger Samuel Fuhrman studied conducting with Carl Topilow at CIM, where he led multiple performances and received his master's degree in 2014. In August 2013, Samuel led members of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in a performance of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

Concerts and events

Feb 26 Fri
4:00 pm
Junior Recital: Qingzhuo Li, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Feb 26 Fri
7:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Guests from The Cleveland Orchestra
Orchestra Performance, Kulas Artist Series, Concert Series
Feb 27 Sat
4:00 pm
Junior Recital: Rebecca Moy, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Feb 27 Sat
6:30 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Brian Slawta, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Feb 28 Sun
4:00 pm
New Music Ensemble Concert
New Music Performance, Kulas Artist Series, Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series