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
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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

Apr 18 Wed
CANCELLED: First Master of Music Recital: Carina Vincenti, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 18 Wed
4:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Hosanna Carella, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 19 Thu
6:00 pm
Senior Recital: Zion Lee, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 20 Fri
6:30 pm
Senior Recital: Maria G. Beltavski, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 21 Sat
4:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Rebecca Benjamin, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals