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Upcoming Events

  • Lunch and Listen Recitals

    July 5, 2016, 12:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Classical Revolution Cleveland
       Ariel Clayton Karas, violin (BM ’10, MM ’11)
       Andrea Belding, viola (MM ’07)
       Andris Koh, cello (BM ’11, MM ’13)
  • 12th Annual Roberto Occasion Foundation Jazz Concert

    July 8, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Presented by KeyBank
    Latin Jazz & Classic Jazz + a Patriotic Touch to Celebrate Independence Week!

    Bobby Sanabria
    Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp Students and Faculty
    Plus special guests, the Jazz Ambassadors of The U.S. Army Field Band
       from Washington, D.C.
  • Lunch and Listen Recitals

    July 12, 2016, 12:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    A string quartet of the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” featuring CIM alumni SFC Marlisa del Cid Woods and SFC Ben Wensel, CIM Young Artist Program alumna SS Catherine Miller Gerhiser and guest artist SS Nick Hodges.

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.