Auditioning for CIM

Audition days at CIM, whether they are held virtually or in person, are a window into what it's like to be a student at the Institute and in University Circle, Northeast Ohio's cultural hub and home to world-renowned museums, the prestigious Severance Hall, eclectic restaurants, stunning parks, and more.  

Learn more about the required repertoire for fall auditions. 

Dates for Fall 2024 Entrance 

  • September 1, 2023  |  Application opens 
  • December 1, 2023  |  Application & prescreening video deadline  
  • February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2024  |  In-person auditions
  • Late March 2024  |  Admittance decisions & scholarship awards announced 
  • April 15, 2024 |  Graduate decision deadline 
  • May 1, 2024  |  Undergraduate decision deadline  

All applicants in the following programs require an in-person audition in Cleveland: 

  • February 11 and 12, 2024  |  Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Auditions, interviews and testing 
  • February 18 and 19, 2024  |  Artist Diploma (AD) Auditions 

All applicants in the following areas of study require an in-person audition in Cleveland: 

  • Collaborative Piano 
  • Composition
  • Orchestral Conducting 
  • Timpani and Percussion 
  • Viola

All auditions for Fall 2024 entry will be live, in-person. Please contact the Admission team if you have concerns about meeting this requirement. Audition dates for your area of study are available on our Audition Day page