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.  

Auditions will be conducted both virtually and in-person for fall 2023. Learn more about the required repertoire for fall auditions. 

Dates for Fall 2023 Entrance 

  • September 1, 2022  |  Application opens 
  • December 1, 2022  |  Application & prescreening video deadline  
  • February 5, 2023  |  Live, virtual auditions 
  • February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2023  |  In-person auditions 
  • Late March 2023  |  Admittance decisions & scholarship awards announced 
  • April 15, 2023 |  Graduate decision deadline 
  • May 1, 2023  |  Undergraduate decision deadline  

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

  • February 12 and 13, 2023  |  DMA Auditions, interviews and testing 
  • February 19 and 20, 2023  |  Artist Diploma 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* 

*We accept virtual auditions for international Collaborative Piano, Composition and Viola applicants. 

Please connect with the Admissions team at admission@cim.edu to learn more. Audition dates for your area of study are available on our Audition Day page