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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.

Students rehearsing in Kulas Hall

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. 

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Fast Facts

 

Enrollment 

Up to 350 students; 62% undergraduate, 38% 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.

Concerts and events

Oct 8 Sat
6:00 pm
Junior Recital: Tristan Wilson, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Nov 21 Mon
7:30 pm
String & Piano Ensembles Concert I
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Nov 29 Tue
7:30 pm
Advanced Piano Trio Program Concert
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Dec 1 Thu
7:30 pm
String & Piano Ensembles Concert II
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Dec 4 Sun
7:30 pm
String & Piano Ensembles Concert III
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series