Jan Mark Sloman is a highly-regarded violinist and dedicated teacher whose multi-faceted career speaks to his passion for the violin, its ability to communicate powerfully and his desire to develop true artistry in the students he guides. He has enjoyed a distinguished career leading orchestral violin sections throughout the U.S. and around the world.

He served as principal associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Sloman was also a guest concertmaster with the Pittsburgh Symphony and internationally with orchestras in Florence, Italy; Lugano and Geneva, Switzerland; and Melbourne, Australia.

At CIM, Sloman teaches violin for the conservatory and preparatory divisions. He also teaches students in CIM's Young Artist Program.


  • University Scholar, Princeton University
  • Curtis Institute of Music; studied with the legendary Ivan Galamian
  • Other teachers included Joseph Silverstein, Paul Makanowitzky and Jaime Laredo

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (2015–present)
  • The Heifetz International Music Institute (2017–present)
  • Meadowmount School of Music (2010–17)
  • The Institute for Strings (TIFS) (Founder, 1997)
    • An educational program with chamber music as its primary focus
    • Experienced professional musicians teach dedicated string students the technical and interactive musical skills that provide a solid foundation for the performing experience

Studios at CIM and Heifetz are supported by generous grants from the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation.