Return to Campus

Start with Music

The spring 2021 semester will start with music! We will begin, in person, on Monday, January 25, primarily with lessons, some chamber music, orchestra and opera activities. We will forgo spring break and conclude on-campus instruction on Tuesday, May 11. Classroom instruction will follow a slightly different calendar, in order to create the most performance opportunities possible, while reducing the risks associated with travel to and from campus.

In consultation with faculty division heads, the deans and senior administration have crafted a student-centered plan that uses time in shared spaces to make music, maximizes performance opportunities while observing best practices in physical distancing, minimizes interactions outside of the CIM community, and creates safeguards to curtail potential disruptions. The success of this plan depends on every member of the CIM community following health and safety guidelines and remaining flexible as changes are needed. It also preserves the 15-week semester, albeit in a non-traditional configuration. 

In this section, which is frequently updated, you'll find a comprehensive Conservatory FAQ, Preparatory FAQ, detailed information about the safety measures being enacted on campus, links to relevant email communications, and links to other helpful resources. 


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Return to Campus Conservatory FAQ

Conservatory students and families can find a list of frequently asked questions and answers around the Spring academic calendar, classes, recitals and concerts, building access and more.

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Conservatory Testing Dashboard

Find bi-weekly updates of Covid-19 testing data, as well as links to data from our campus partner Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.

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Return to Campus Preparatory FAQ

New and returning preparatory students and families can find a list of frequently asked questions and answers about access to programming, safety protocols, and more.

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Return to Campus Faculty & Staff FAQ

Employees can find information about returning to campus on July 13, including policy changes and updated procedures.

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CIM Campus Communications

CIM leadership will provide key information, guidelines and resources through email communications. Read some of the emails that detail crucial information about CIM’s operations and programming. 

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Safety Measures

Learn about the protocols and safety measures that CIM has taken to ensure a safe environment for faculty, students and staff. 

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COVID-19 Health Updates

Find previous communications that went out to the CIM community about COVID-19, best practices for prevention and protection and emergency relief fund information.

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CWRU Information

Learn about Case Western Reserve University's plan to open their campus safely and find important resources.