Preparatory and Continuing Education

Congratulations to the 2014 Preparatory Concerto Showcase Winners

  • Yeji Kim, violin
  • Henry Shapard, cello
  • Stephanie Yen, piano
  • Ann Yu, violin
Thank you all for your fine performances!

Forms & Links

CIM Preparatory Department will be hosting our second Preparatory Graduation on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. If you have not filled out a graduating senior form yet, please complete the form below so we can include you in the commencement program.

Click here for the Graduation Form

Handbook & Calendar

Excellence in Teaching Award

The Preparatory Department is establishing an Excellence in Teaching Award to be presented at the Annual Preparatory Graduation on May 19, 2013. We are now accepting nominations for this year's recipient. Please submit all nominations in writing to Sandra Shapiro, Dean of Preparatory and Continuing Education.

Click here for Nomination Guidelines

Download the Inaugural Carl E. Baldassarre Composer/Performer Competition Application

Since 1920, CIM has provided excellent teaching, emphasized the development of individual potential, and instilled lifelong appreciation for, and support of, the musical arts. CIM strives to be an outlet for creative musical endeavors no matter the age of the student; our doors are open to both the amateur and professional musicians alike. We believe that the skills learned during the course of music study, whatever the age, enhance the quality of life and nurture the human spirit.

In addition to teaching, the CIM community provides a wealth of musical and educational resources to augment music lessons. Inspiration can be drawn from orchestral and chamber concerts, staged operas, and faculty recitals of the highest caliber.

Another great asset to those registered in the Preparatory and Continuing Education Division of Cleveland Institute of Music is access to Robinson Music Library. The Robinson Music Library has an outstanding collection of books, CDs, and videos for children in the Preparatory Collection. The library also offers the latest in technology and an extensive collection of videos, CDs, LPs and reference materials for young people and adults. CIM also houses a Music Store on site which allows students to purchase music and browse the wide-ranging selection of books and records.

See What CIM Has To Offer

Use the menu at left to visit our different programs for all ages, from the very young (such as Eurhythmics, Musicianship classes, and Suzuki Studies) to young adults (such as the Young Artists Program), to various Ensembles, Summer Programs, and Private Instruction for all levels of musician, from novice to expert.

You can download the Preparatory & Continuing Education's recital & exam schedule for a complete list of the department's important events.

Click here to download our snow closing information.

Preparatory and Continuing Education

Sandra Shapiro

Dean, Preparatory and Continuing Education

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 252


Mary Ann Grof-Neiman

Program Administrator

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 371


Anna Gibas


p. 216.791.5000 ext. 253


Van Parker

Preparatory Assistant

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 590

Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Building hours may differ; check concert listings for performance times.

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