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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.

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

Sep 19 Sat
3:30 pm
Senior Recital, Maia Hoffman, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Sep 19 Sat
6:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Sydney Link, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Sep 20 Sun
3:30 pm
Junior Recital: Samantha Powell, cello
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Sep 20 Sun
4:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Tom Ray, guitar
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Sep 20 Sun
6:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Paul Bergeron, cello
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals