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Road closures and delays on Mayfield Rd. and Chester Ave. starting May 14. Plan your route.

CIM empowers the world's most talented classical music students to fulfill their dreams and potential. Whether you envision a career as soloist, orchestra member or pedagogue, CIM will provide the intense, complete and practical training required to accomplish even your most ambitious musical goals. If you are interested in learning more about how to become part of our vibrant community, please click the ‘How to Apply’ button to the right.

Important Dates:

  • Application goes live on September 1, 2017
  • Spring 2018 Admission Application deadline is October 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018 Admission Application deadline is December 1, 2017
  • Prescreened applicants will be notified of live audition eligibility no later than December 20, 2017
  • Live Cleveland Auditions are: February 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • Live New York City Auditions are: February 26 and 27

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



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


106 conservatory faculty and 41 preparatory 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

May 20 Sun
1:00 pm
Preparatory Chamber Music Recital
Chamber Music, Preparatory & Continuing Education
May 21 Mon
6:00 pm
Second Professional Studies Recital: Yalira Machado, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals