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Upcoming Events

  • Chamber Music Master Class

    February 15, 2016, 4:15 pm
    Studio 113

    Peter Salaff, director, string chamber music
  • CIM@Home

    February 17, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Carl Topilow, conductor
    Rachel Hall, harp, student artist
    Elizabeth Frey, mezzo soprano, guest artist

    BOND   Bridges
    FALLA   El amor brujo, ballet suite (1924)
    GINASTERA   Harp Concerto, Op. 25
  • Composition Department Recital

    February 20, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    New works by CIM student composers.

December 12 Orchestra Concert

Green rooms

In order to keep the hall and traffic paths clear, we will be keeping the performance hall clear of instrument cases, coats and other items. We will be providing a green room for students to leave their belongings. The room will be 217. Students should leave coats and cases in this room before going to their dress rehearsal in Kulas. This room will be available from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm to safely secure cases and coats. Audience members will be allowed in the hall 30 minutes prior to the start of the concert, but not during the dress rehearsals.

Dress Rehearsal and Concert Start time

Dress rehearsals on Dec 12 will be as follows:

  • 8:30-9:10 am Beginning Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
  • 9:25-10:05 am Preparatory Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
  • 10:20-11:00 am Youth String Camerata Dress Rehearsal
  • 11:30 am Concert

Dress for the concerts is white shirt/blouse, dark skirt or dress slacks, black shoes and socks.

The concert should conclude around 1:00 pm.

Video and Audio-Recording

CIM strictly prohibits the use of cameras and recording devices in our concert halls. Instead, there will be a professional recording available for purchase. Order forms for professional recordings will be available the day of the concert.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the Prep office at 216-791-5000.


The Youth String Camerata, led by conductor Marcia Ferritto, provides an opportunity for advanced students to experience the excitement and challenge of rehearsing and performing music in the intimate setting of a chamber ensemble. The group is limited in size for this purpose.

The students are introduced to the study and performance of works of varying styles. Each piece of music draws on the entire spectrum of skill of the individual player and of the group as a whole.

Orchestra Schedules

You can download this year's orchestra calendars below:


Auditions

Audition requirements are as follows:

  • Scales/Arpeggios: Violins, violas and cellos should be prepared to play a 3-octave major and parallel melodic minor scale of their choice from keys up to 3 sharps or 3 flats. (Requirement for bass is a 2-octave scale). Scales are to be prepared in whole bow slurs, 4 notes to a bow, 6 notes to a bow and 8 notes to a bow. Demonstration of martele, spiccato and sautille strokes will be asked. The student may be asked to play a 2-octave arpeggio (major/minor diminished and dominant 7).

  • Solo Piece:A movement of a concerto or a single solo piece that shows a range of technical and musical skills.
  • Prepared Excerpt: The following excerpts are provided for each student:

  • Sight Reading: A brief selection of sight-reading will be given to each student during the audition.

You can download the Audition Requirements PDF for a full list of orchestra requirements and required excerpts, or the Youth String Camerata Audition Application PDF for more detailed information.

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CIM Youth String Camerata in concert