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  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Modernist II

    Shuai Wang, piano
    Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute
    Benjamin Chen, clarinet, guest artist
    Yun-Ting Lee, violin, guest artist
    Eric Wong, viola
    Daniel Pereira
    , cello
    Thomas Sherwood, percussion, guest artist

  • 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.

A list of library & related resources for visitors to the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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Our space was expanded in 2007 to include a lower level, where the Library Media Center is located. A beautiful design combined with enhanced technology and improved lighting and furnishings work together to create an attractive and inviting library conducive to study and expanding your musical horizons.

The mission of the Robinson Music Library is to create a nurturing environment for the study of music, supporting the educational objectives of the Cleveland Institute of Music and fostering our students' own musical growth and development.

Just as CIM embraces the legacy of the past and promotes the continuing evolution of music, the Library provides a full spectrum of resources, from traditional print materials to electronic resources. The Library supports and supplements the initiatives of the faculty toward developing the full artistic potential of our students.

Tour the Library

Contact Research Services Librarian Patrick Fulton (phone: 216-707-4503) if you would like to schedule a tour of the Robinson Music Library. If you are a prospective student, please contact CIM's Admission Office for tour information.

Visiting Scholars

Please send a letter or e-mail to the Senior Research Services Librarian, Denise Green, requesting permission to use the library for research. This should include the following information:

  • Your name and credentials/affiliation
  • Your research topic
  • The desired start and end date for your research at CIM
  • Materials or areas of particular interest. This is especially important if you would like to consult archival materials, since these are in a staff-only area.

We will make every attempt to accommodate your requested timetable, but may suggest an alternative time.

When you arrive at the Cleveland Institute of Music,check in at the Security Desk. They will phone library staff and tell us you have arrived.

You may also wish to visit Parking & Local Transportation in University Circle, and the area guide on

Gifts & Donations

Thank you for your interest in the Robinson Music Library. For information about endowments, planned gifts such as bequests and charitable gift annuities, and special gifts in honor or in memory of someone, please contact CIM's Development Office.

Guidelines for gifts of music, books, or audio-visual materials:

  • Inquiries should be directed to the Acquisitions Librarian, Janet Winzenburger (phone: 216-795-3198).
  • All gifts to the Library are unconditional. The Library reserves the right to determine whether an item will be added to the collection.
  • CIM does not accept the following types of materials: LPs, home recordings of radio or television broadcasts, photocopies, and music outside of CIM's standard curriculum (for example: popular, jazz).
  • At the time of donation, library staff will fill out a form with the name and address of the person who should receive the acknowledgement. The gift will then be inventoried. This form will be used to generate an official acknowledgement from the Development Office, which will include the number of items donated.
  • CIM is not able to put a monetary value on your gift. Any donor needing an appraisal for tax purposes should make those arrangements before the items are delivered to the Library.
  • CIM is not able to collect materials from a donor's home.