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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
  • 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@HOME: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    THE BOULEZ LEGACY
    Boulez the Conductor

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra 
    Steven Smith, guest conductor 
    Joela Jones, piano

The Cleveland Institute of Music harp program is designed to provide an intensive musical environment with a balanced emphasis on orchestral, solo, and chamber music performance.

Two symphony orchestras form the core of the orchestral program, while a variety of other ensembles and solo opportunities round out the experience. Each harp major receives a weekly one-hour lesson with Yolanda Kondonassis, in addition to a weekly two-hour harp class, that addresses a large array of topics including orchestral repertoire, harp ensemble repertoire, harp maintenance, pedagogy, practice and performance techniques, composing and transcribing for the harp, sight reading, and career management.

Studio size is limited to assure that each student receives ample performance opportunities and intensive individual attention. CIM has a broad and distinguished faculty that includes members of The Cleveland Orchestra and world-renowned soloists, chamber musicians, and pedagogues. All are there to encourage, mentor, and provide a stimulating learning atmosphere.

Students' successes have included Silver and Bronze Medals in the USA International Harp Competition, Grand Prize in the National Solo Competition of the American String Teacher's Association, First Prize in the Corpus Christi National Young Artists Competition, First Prize in the Midland/Odessa National Young Artists Competition, and two recent prize winners of the Anne Adams Competition of the American Harp Society. Many students have won entrance to prestigious orchestral summer programs such as Tanglewood, the National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto, the Pacific Music Festival, Round Top Institute, and the National Orchestral Institute.

Most recently, Cheryl Losey (B.M., '06, M.M., '08) won the position of Principal Harp with The Florida West Coast Symphony. Julie Smith (B.M., '02, M.M., '04) won the position of Principal Harp with The San Diego Symphony in 2007 and previously won the position of acting Principal Harp with The Milwaukee Symphony and Principal Harp with The New World Symphony. In 2008, Earecka Tregenza won the position of Principal Harp with the Spokane Symphony and Yinuo Mu won the position of Principal Harp with the Miami Grand Opera.


Meet the CIM String Faculty.