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 for Spring and Fall 2019 are now open.

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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 26 Wed
11:30 am
Cello Master Class with Hekun Wu
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Sep 30 Sun
7:00 pm
Faculty Recital: Music by Wood, Harbison & McGowan
Faculty Recital, Concert Series
Oct 8 Mon
4:30 pm
Chamber Music Master Class with Keith Robinson
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Oct 10 Wed
8:00 pm
Oct 12 Fri
8:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Guest Conductor William Eddins
Orchestra Performance, Concert Series