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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.

The CIM Conservatory offers the following degrees:

  • MM in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy

  • MM in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy

Teacher Trainer Faculty: Kimberly Meier-Sims, violin; Melissa Kraut, cello.

CIM Conservatory Suzuki Pedagogy candidates must be admitted to the CIM Master of Music degree program. The Pedagogy curriculum promotes the exploration and application of Suzuki philosophies, which encourage utilizing the Suzuki method to demonstrate principles of playing and teaching violin, viola, and cello.

An in-depth study and performance of the Suzuki Violin/Cello school repertoire is required of all CIM Suzuki Pedagogy students, including a comprehensive knowledge of supplemental scales, arpeggios, études and works from the standard repertoire. Pedagogy students must complete required observations of private and group lessons within the CIM Preparatory Department.

Pedagogy Graduate Program requirements

MUPD 445, 445a, 446, 446a, 447, and 448 for a total of 12 credit hours in Suzuki Pedagogy.

Apprenticeship with the CIM Preparatory Suzuki Program under supervision of Pedagogy instructor.

Year One:

  • Assisting with Suzuki Prep Group Lessons
  • Practice Partners with Sato Students

Year Two:

  • Assisting with Suzuki Prep Group Lessons
  • Individual Teaching Practicum
  • Graduation Lecture Recital

To learn more about Suzuki Teacher Training, please visit www.suzukiassociation.org.

Statement of Purpose

Master of Music in Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy

The purposes of the Master of Music degree in Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy incorporate all those discussed in the Master of Music degree in Performance program, with the additional purpose of developing advanced competencies in the pedagogical approach developed by Shinichi Suzuki. The Suzuki method's pedagogical approach combines the exploration and application of Suzuki's philosophies with comprehensive knowledge of supplemental scales, arpeggios, études and works from the standard repertoire. This program is available only to students whose principal performance area is violin or cello.