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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

Harpsichord studies at CIM explore repertoire for the instrument from late renaissance to contemporary compositions.

The programs is rooted deeply in historical performance practices and focuses on development of technical command of the instrument. Emphasis is placed on variety in touch, stylistic awareness, and the art of expressive playing.

Students in the program collaborate in performances of solo and ensemble works with the CWRU Baroque Orchestra and with modern instrumental ensembles at CIM. For their practice and performance, they have access to four double-manual harpsichords.

One of the nation's leading music schools, CIM is located in a wonderful area of Cleveland called University Circle. Within easy walking distance are Case Western Reserve University (where we share resources in a Joint Music Program that provides CIM's music history and liberal arts classes), several world-class museums, and Severance Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra). The quality, quantity, and affordability of cultural life make this area a superb and uniquely enjoyable environment for musical study.

Meet the CIM Keyboard Faculty.