From young children to adult learners, all can explore their love for music, hone their artistry, and achieve their musical goals through study at CIM. At every level, you’ll find inspired teaching by creative faculty, a focused music education, and access to personal development and education resources.  

Centered around the comprehensive Academy, Preparatory & Public Programs also offers private lessons for adult learners, summer learning, and opportunities for professional development.

Start exploring! Learn more below about how to participate in CIM's Preparatory & Public Programs.

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The Academy

The Academy offers passionate and focused young musicians an opportunity to explore their musical interests, grow in a dedicated community, and master the tools to succeed in whatever path they choose, regardless of their ultimate career goal.

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Musical Pathway Fellowship

Designed for Black and Latinx students within the Academy, the Musical Pathway Fellowship provides ongoing, multi-year support to students in grades 1-12 and their families.

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Young Artist Program

Young Artists study with conservatory faculty in a specialized half-day curriculum, benefitting from immersive training through the conservatory, participating in lessons, chamber music, ensembles and classes to prepare for college auditions. 

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Summer Programs

In the summertime, we offer specialty programming in music theory, chamber music, and composition, as well as private lessons for all ages, including adult learners.

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Public Programs

Find lifelong learning programs, including college and professional audition intensives, geared toward musicians of all ages interested in honing their craft and collaborating with others.

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Lang Lang Young Scholars Summit

This summer, the Cleveland Institute of Music has the honor of hosting 12 of the world’s most promising young pianists for a time of learning, comraderie, and music.


Learn From the Best

Our faculty create a nurturing environment for all ages to learn freely, be inspired, meet and collaborate with fellow artists and hone their craft. 

Meet the Faculty