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Upcoming Events

  • Cleveland International Music Festival - Faculty Recital

    July 31, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    The 1st Cleveland International Music Festival will be held from July 29th, 2016 to August 6th, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. World-famous music maestros and eminent music educators will offer young pianists, string players and singers individual professional instruction. Cleveland is a city with abundant musical resources, and the Cleveland International Music Festival, with professionalism and precision, aim to cultivate CIMF as one of the most influential music festivals internationally.
  • Cleveland International Music Festival - Faculty Recital

    August 3, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    The 1st Cleveland International Music Festival will be held from July 29th, 2016 to August 6th, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. World-famous music maestros and eminent music educators will offer young pianists, string players and singers individual professional instruction. Cleveland is a city with abundant musical resources, and the Cleveland International Music Festival, with professionalism and precision, aim to cultivate CIMF as one of the most influential music festivals internationally.
  • Cleveland International Piano Competition

    August 4, 2016, 10:00 am
    Mixon Hall

    Master Class

    Members of the competition jury present master classes for gifted local piano students.

June 12-18, 2016


Directed by Dr. Sean Schulze and drawing on the distinguished faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music, this program for aspiring young pianists features multiple performance opportunities as well as group classes in theory, Eurhythmics, form and composition, improvisation, piano literature and more. Central to this experience will be daily masterclasses, regular private lessons, in both solo and duet format, as well as supervised practice sessions.

The 2016 program will feature special guest artist Kathryn Brown who will teach a public masterclass and teach private lessons to selected students.


Applicants will audition through a Youtube link. Two contrasting works from different style periods should be included on the audition Youtube link. Summer Sonata will provide piano students wishing to immerse themselves in an intensive program with an ideal environment in which to grow and develop their artistry all within the vibrancy of Cleveland's University Circle.

Educational programming will take place between 9 am and 6 pm each day. Special evening events will be scheduled for out-of-town students who remain on site during the program. All accepted participants will perform in a public masterclass and will perform in the closing recital scheduled on June 18th in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Ages 12-18

Application deadline is March 18th, 2016 (decisions will be made by April 1st)

Application Form

Non-refundable Application Fee: $45 (needs to accompany the completed application form)

Tuition: $825
Housing: $265 (Students under age 16 who request room and board will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal adult guardian).
Meals: $160 (Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Faculty

Guest Masterclass

Sungeun Kim

Piano Faculty

Sean Schulze
Judson Billings
Grace Huang
Olga Radosavljevich
Julia Russ
Gerardo Teisonniére
Shuai Sophia Wang

Piano Duet Artists-in-Residence

Westhuizen Duo

Music Theory, Composition, and Ear Training

Jennifer Conner
Adeline Huss
Heejin Kang

Improvisation

Andrew Focks

Eurhythmics

Sonia Hu

Piano Literature

Grace Huang