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  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.
  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jason Vieaux, guitar


  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 4, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.

The Cleveland Institute of Music has assembled a dedicated faculty of international acclaim committed to leading students to the highest professional standards. These practicing artists/teachers pass on a wealth of experience to their students. Click on faculty name to read their biographical information.

* - denotes a member of The Cleveland Orchestra

** - denotes a retired member of The Cleveland Orchestra


Music Theory
Richard Nelson, Head

Timothy Cutler

Marshall Griffith

Jeanette Davis Ostrander

Lisa Rainsong

Irwin Shung

Diane Urista

Donald Watts

Music Literature
Erik Mann

Quentin Quereau

Carol Ruzicka

Sean Schulze

John Simmons

World Music Rhythms
Jamey Haddad

Secondary Instructor(s)

Sam Blakeslee
     Improvisation

Eurhythmics Department
Brian Sweigart, Head

David Gilson

Choral Conducting
David Gilson

Todd Wilson

Student Success
David Gilson

Joyce Griggs


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