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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
  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    September 25, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Mary Kay Fink, flute
    Frank Rosenwein, oboe
    Robert Woolfrey, clarinet, guest artist
    Barrick Stees, bassoon
    Richard King, horn

The Music Literature Department is an important thread in the fabric of the Bachelor of Music degree program at CIM. Designed to help students experience a focused study of specific genres and repertoire, Music Literature courses combine historical background, music analysis, and aesthetics. Classes provide a survey of music through lectures, discussions, listening, and reading, with frequent demonstration and occasional guest artists and lecturers. Assigned projects generally include written papers and/or spoken reports, in addition to quizzes and exams.


Music Literature are offered in Chamber, Symphonic, Opera, Vocal, Piano, Guitar, and Oratorio, with class sizes typically smaller than the average Music History class. A particular Music Literature course is required in most undergraduate majors, though several of the classes are open as electives for any student.


Meet the CIM Specialized Studies Faculty.