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  • CIM@SEVERANCE

    September 21, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Severance Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Carl Topilow, conductor
    Christianna Bates, viola, student artist
  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 5, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    The popular series of monthly concerts in the galleries featuring young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs enters its fifth season. Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed programs of chamber music amid the museum’s collections for a unique and intimate experience—concerts regularly feature instruments from the museum’s keyboard collection.

    From standard repertoire to unknown gems, these early-evening, hour-long performances are a delightful after-work encounter or the start of a night out. Programs announced the week of the performance.

    Free, no tickets required. More information is available at: clevelandart.org

  • CIM@HOME: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    THE BOULEZ LEGACY
    Boulez the Conductor

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra 
    Steven Smith, guest conductor 
    Joela Jones, piano

CIM's Long-Standing Relationship with Dr. Suzuki and his Method

Dr. Sam I. Sato and Sarah Sato

On October 25, 1993, former president David Cerone announced the receipt of a major gift from Dr. Sam I. and Sarah Sato to enhance the Cleveland Institute of Music's Suzuki Program. The gift helped make possible the production of the film Nurtured by Love - The Life and Work of Shinichi Suzuki, narrated by Noriyuki "Pat" Morita.

Mr. Cerone wrote in his 1994 CIM Notes President's Message: "Thanks to the generosity of Institute trustees, Dr. and Mrs. Sam I. Sato, we were able to begin the process of bringing the Project (Nurtured by Love) into the realm of reality along with plans to establish the Dr. and Mrs. Sam I. Sato Center for Suzuki Studies. Sam and Sarah Sato are the embodiment of the spirit that since time immemorial has sustained all the positive human values embraced by culture and great art. We salute them and thank them for their vision, commitment and support of The Institute's educational and artistic mission." Dr. Shinichi Suzuki received an Honorary Doctorate from CIM in 1990.

Nurtured by Love - The life and Work of Shinichi Suzuki video

The filming of the Nurtured by Love video took place in 1994. It was produced by CIM and Telos Prductions, Inc. in conjunction with Michele George and Laura Wang, the co-producers and editors.

In 1995, the film was released and premiered on WVIZ-TV and became the GOLDWorld Medal winner at the 38th Annual International Film Festival, New York Film and TV Festivals; the First Place Telly Award for Outstanding Programming; and the Northern Ohio Live Magazine Award of Achievement.


Brief History of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies

Dr. Suzuki's concept that "all children can learn" captivated former CIM president David Cerone's imagination. In 1982 CIM's Suzuki Program began with teachers Rebecca Ensworth and Susan Rozendal. Michele Higa George, graduate of Shinichi Suzuki's Talent Education teacher training program, was hired in 1986 as the first director of Suzuki Studies.

In 1987, under the direction of Mr. Cerone and Ms. George, CIM became the only conservatory in the country to offer a Master of Music degree program in performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy.

In 2004, Kimberly Meier-Sims was hired as the second director of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies. Ms. Meier-Sims trained with Professor John Kendall, the first American Suzuki teacher and teacher trainer. The Suzuki program presently enrolls close to 150 students between the ages of 4 through adult. These students take weekly private, group and theory lessons.

In May 2008, CIM established an additional Master of Music degree program in performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Cello Pedagogy under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kraut. The Teacher Training program has placed many CIM graduates in teaching positions throughout the U.S. as well as throughout the greater Cleveland area.


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