CIM empowers the world's most talented classical music students to fulfill their dreams and potential.

Whether you envision a career as a soloist, ensemble member or chamber musician, CIM will provide the intense, complete and practical training required to accomplish even your most ambitious musical goals.


At the Cleveland Institute of Music, our intensive programs focus solely on classical music. You'll learn from the best classically trained teaching faculty in the country, in an environment that's collaborative and supportive. 

See what makes CIM distinctive Where does a CIM education take you?

Fast Facts



Up to 350 students; 62% undergraduate, 38% graduate

Degrees and Certificates

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Music, Artist Certificate 
Graduate: Master of Music, Professional Studies Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma


105 conservatory faculty


Nearly 30 CIM alumni are members of The Cleveland Orchestra. CIM alumni are members of opera houses and perform in many orchestras including Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, and New York Philharmonic.

Concerts and events

Jan 29 Sat
2:00 pm
Senior Recital: Rebecca Moy, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Feb 2 Wed
CANCELLED: CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries
Concert Series
Feb 6 Sun
6:00 pm
Feb 8 Tue
8:00 pm
Feb 9 Wed
7:00 pm
Faculty Recital Featuring Scott Dixon
Faculty Recital, Concert Series