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Upcoming Events

  • CIM@SEVERANCE

    September 21, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Severance Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Carl Topilow, conductor
    Christianna Bates, viola, student artist
  • Faculty Recital

    September 23, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Alberto Ginastera: Music for Cello and Piano – A Centennial Celebration

    Mark Kosower, cello
    Jee-Won Oh, piano, guest artist
  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 5, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    The popular series of monthly concerts in the galleries featuring young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs enters its fifth season. Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed programs of chamber music amid the museum’s collections for a unique and intimate experience—concerts regularly feature instruments from the museum’s keyboard collection.

    From standard repertoire to unknown gems, these early-evening, hour-long performances are a delightful after-work encounter or the start of a night out. Programs announced the week of the performance.

    Free, no tickets required. More information is available at: clevelandart.org

CIM provides an intensive performance environment for all brass students. Two symphony orchestras are the primary focus of our program. Since all students in the orchestras are performance majors, the ensembles here perform at an exceptionally high level.

To complement the orchestral program, an extensive brass orchestral repertoire class is also offered. These sectionals are for both preparation of CIM concert repertoire and readings of other standard orchestral pieces.

Enrollment is restricted to 3 or 4 tuba, so an extensive amount of performance experience is assured for every student. All brass teaching is conducted by faculty members who are principals or section players of the Cleveland Orchestra. There is also liberal access to Cleveland Orchestra rehearsals and concerts at Severance Hall, just down the street from CIM. In addition, students may be involved in all types of chamber music (brass quintets, brass ensembles), wind ensemble, contemporary music, and (through our relationship with adjacent Case Western Reserve University), jazz ensembles and early music.

The joining together of a highly dedicated, focused student body and an equally professional and supportive faculty and staff is a powerful combination that encourages students to achieve the ultimate in their potential. The successes of our students who recently won important positions are excellent testimony: Alan Baer (tuba, New York Philharmonic), Guy Hardan (tuba, Jerusalem Symphony), Ryan Anthony (trumpet, Canadian Brass), Benjamin Wright (trumpet, Boston Symphony), Bruce Hudson (horn, Los Angeles Philharmonic), and James Box (trombone, Montreal Symphony).


Offerings

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Master of Music
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Artist Certificate
  • Professional Studies
  • Artist Diploma

Meet the CIM Brass Faculty.