Congrats to CIM's Graduating Class

The Cleveland Institute of Music's 97th Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 14, with acclaimed violinist and new music champion Jennifer Koh delivering the commencement address as CIM's 2022 honorary doctorate recipient. Honors Convocation will be held the day before, on Friday, May 13 to celebrate our students' many accomplishments. Commencement weekend will be a live, in-person celebration at CIM. Families can also tune in on Livestream. 

For those attending or planning to tune in, please find up-to-date information and instructions on this page.

Honors Convocation: view the program | watch the livestream

Commencement: view the program | watch the livestream

CIM consults the guidance of the CDC as well as state and local health agencies, and observes the protocols of our peer schools and presenting organizations when forming and managing COVID-19 safety protocols. Please note the following campus-wide policies and procedures: 

  • Masks are strongly encouraged in all areas of CIM, and particularly in the concert halls, but they are optional. A KF94, KN95, N95 or surgical mask offers the strongest protection, and a limited supply of masks are available at CIM.
  • Proof of vaccination or negative test result are no longer required.

All patrons should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and stay home if feeling unwell. If you have knowingly been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing related symptoms, consider staying home as well.

Please visit for current policies as you plan your visit.