Your Journey Starts Here

Whether you're researching CIM's conservatory or ready to apply, we're here to support you. Connect with Admissions today! 

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. 

Apply by December 1

Students can now apply for Fall 2022! If you have questions about the application process, please connect with the Admissions team by emailing admission@cim.edu.

Upcoming Admissions Events

In a virtual three-part series from Oct. 18-20, we'll explore time management and how to set goals to complete your applications, best practices for prescreening recordings and how to stand out in your audition. Register today.

Throughout the month of October, leading into November, find opportunities to learn about the CIM experience from current students and faculty. Find a virtual session.

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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?
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Fast Facts

 

Enrollment 

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

Faculty  

105 conservatory faculty

Alumni

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

Oct 22 Fri
7:30 pm
Senior Recital: Claire Peyrebrune, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Nov 2 Tue
5:30 pm
Third Professional Studies Recital: Hosanna Carella, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Nov 3 Wed
4:30 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Zichuan Wang, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Nov 4 Thu
4:30 pm
Senior Recital: Jiwon Kim, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Nov 7 Sun
4:30 pm
Junior Recital: Alex Antonio, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals