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Upcoming Events

  • 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.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute


Applications for instruction are available online or by contacting the Preparatory Office at, 216.791.5000 x590.

Our open enrollment policy allows us to admit new students when an opening occurs that matches an applicant's request up until the 9th week of our 18-week term.

Lessons are offered late afternoon to evening hours Monday through Friday and varied times on Saturday. Days and times vary by branch location. Please remember that submitting an application does not guarantee placement, as classes and lessons are limited to availability.

Our Branches

Private instruction is offered at five Cleveland area locations; however, some instruments are not offered at every branch. Eurhythmics, Suzuki Studies, harp, harpsichord, percussion and all ensembles are offered only at CIM in University Circle.

  • University Circle Main: 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland 44106

  • Shaker Branch East: First Unitarian Church, 21600 Shaker Boulevard
  • Shaker Branch West: Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, 2860 Coventry Road
  • Chagrin Falls Branch: 516 East Washington Street
  • Westlake Branch: 28915 Clemens Road, Suite 111

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