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Upcoming Events

  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute

As an independent conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music focuses solely on educating musicians. With an enrollment of about 450 students, you will experience a unique mentorship approach to studio instruction and have access to extraordinary performance opportunities. If you choose to pursue a dual degree outside your major, like music education, you can do that through the Joint Music Program, our partnership with neighboring Case Western Reserve University.

Use the list below to zero in on the programs most important to you, meet CIM's faculty, and learn more about what makes each department live up to the highest standards of excellence.

  • Degrees and Diplomas
    More details about the specific programs available to undergraduates and graduates, as well as non-degree certificates and diplomas.
  • Strings
    Including programs in violin, viola, cello, harp, guitar, and double bass.

    Also offers graduate study in Suzuki Pedagogy.

  • Brass
    Including programs in horn, trombone, trumpet, and tuba.
  • Woodwinds
    Including programs in bassoon, clarinet, flute, and oboe.
  • Percussion
    Including programs in timpani & percussion.
  • Keyboard
    Including programs in Piano, Collaborative Piano, Harpsichord, and Organ.
  • Voice / Opera
    Including programs in Voice and the Opera Theater.
  • Chamber Music
    Including programs for string and piano quartets and other chamber music studies.
  • Conducting
    Including programs in Orchestral Conducting.
  • Composition
    Including programs in Composition and Electronic Music Production.
  • Composition and Performance
    More than a double major, this is designed for students who will make a lifetime commitment to both disciplines.
  • Music Theory
  • Double Major with Music Theory
  • Joint Music Program
    Classes, minors, and dual degrees in the humanities and sciences.
  • Specialized Studies
    Including instruction in Audio Recording, Eurhythmics, and Music Literature.

For Private Lessons, Continuing Education, and Youth and Adult Programs, please visit our Youth & Adult Division section.