CIM empowers the world's most talented classical music students to fulfill their dreams and potential. Whether you envision a career as a soloist, orchestra member or pedagogue, CIM will provide the intense, complete and practical training required to accomplish even your most ambitious musical goals. 

Our Fall 2018 application is now closed. Our 2019 application will open on September 1.

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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, never cutthroat. 

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Fast Facts

 

Enrollment 

400 students; 55% undergraduate, 45% graduate

Degrees and Certificates

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

Faculty  

106 conservatory faculty and 41 preparatory 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

Jul 24 Tue
12:30 pm
Jul 27 Fri
7:00 pm
Sphinx Performance Academy Faculty Recital
Faculty Recital, Concert Series