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 admission cycle for Fall 2019 is now concluded. Certain areas of study may be eligible to apply on a case by case basis. Please email admission@cim.edu for more information

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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. 

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

 

Enrollment 

Up to 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

Sep 25 Wed
8:00 pm
Faculty Recital Featuring Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler
Faculty Recital, Concert Series
Oct 4 Fri
8:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Guest Conductor Andrew Grams
Orchestra Performance, Concert Series
Oct 9 Wed
8:00 pm
Faculty Recital Featuring Wei-Fang Gu
Faculty Recital, Concert Series
Oct 14 Mon
8:00 pm
Oct 16 Wed
4:00 pm
Fall Conservatory Concerto Competition
Competition, Concert Series