What to Expect 

In-Person Auditions 

CIM’s audition days are a window into life at our institution. Our in-person audition days are an opportunity for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you as a musician and person. Your audition day will consist of an audition with the faculty of your area of study, an interview with the admissions team, a lunch provided by Partners for CIM, and optional events like information sessions and tours. See your instrument area below for specific dates for in-person auditions. 

Virtual Auditions 

We strongly encourage every applicant to audition in Cleveland, but we know that may not be possible for every family. This year we will be offering live, virtual auditions on February 5, 2022. Virtual auditions at CIM will be scheduled to accommodate time zones as best as we can, but a preferred time is not guaranteed. All applicants should be prepared to perform the audition repertoire during their live, virtual audition.