Returning to Campus

Find CIM’s plan for fall 2020, 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. 

Applications are open September 1 - December 1, 2020 for fall 2021 enrollment! If you have questions about the application process, please connect with the Admissions team by emailing admission@cim.edu or sign up for CIM's upcoming virtual open house to meet the team as well as current students, faculty and alumni! The open house will take place November 15-18 and create opportunities to participate in studio classes and coachings, talk with current members of the community, and more. Register today!

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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 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

Faculty  

105 conservatory 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.