Apply to the Academy at CIM

The Academy at CIM is enrolling middle and high school students until May, 27, 2022 -- learn more and apply today!

When you study voice and opera at CIM, you get more than a secure technical foundation in vocal and dramatic skills. You’ll build a deep love and respect for the art forms that feature the singing actor. In addition to diction, style, musicianship and vocal pedagogy, your curriculum stresses the importance of the artist’s role in the community.

You’ll learn the Italian method of singing known as Bel Canto, which focuses on free, unforced sound. That’s how you’ll acquire the building blocks you need for a successful career based on excellent musicianship and vocal health.

Alumni Success

Meet Irene Roberts

Irene Roberts

Irene Roberts is BUSY. The mezzo-soprano has five role debuts in the coming season, including her first in Europe. Since graduating in 2008, she’s appeared in Le Nozze di Figaro and Parsifal with The Metropolitan Opera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann with the San Francisco Opera, Der Vampyr at New Orleans Opera, Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly with the Palm Beach Opera, and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Atlanta Opera. She even squeezed in concert performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Miami’s New World Symphony.

Our grads perform with...

  • Akron Lyric Opera Theatre
  • Apollo’s Singers
  • Chicago Opera Theater
  • Cleveland Light Opera
  • Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • El Paso Opera
  • English National Opera
  • Florida Grand Opera
  • Great Lakes Light Opera
  • Israeli Opera
  • Light Opera of New Jersey
  • Lyric Opera of Baltimore
  • The Metropolitan Opera

Concerts and events

May 27 Fri
8:00 pm
Art Song Festival Artist Recital
Chamber Music Festival, Concert Series
May 28 Sat
7:00 pm
Art Song Festival Duo Finale Concert
Chamber Music Festival, Concert Series