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.

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. 

The application deadline has been extended to December 7, 2020 for fall 2021 enrollment! If you have questions about the application process, please connect with the Admissions team by emailing admission@cim.edu.


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, never cutthroat. 

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

Fast Facts



Up to 350 students; 62% undergraduate, 39% 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 22 Fri
7:00 pm
CIM Presents: Catalyst Quartet
Kulas Artist Series, Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Jan 30 Sat
4:00 pm
Junior Recital: Hannah Duncan, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Feb 19 Fri
7:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Leader Jessica Lee
Orchestra Performance, Kulas Artist Series, Concert Series
Feb 26 Fri
7:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Leaders Wesley Collins, Scott Dixon & Richard Weiss
Orchestra Performance, Kulas Artist Series, Concert Series
Feb 28 Sun
4:00 pm
New Music Ensemble Concert
New Music Performance, Kulas Artist Series, Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series