At CIM there are plenty of options available for life outside of the practice room. From performing at venues throughout the greater Cleveland area and teaching music lessons at Cleveland School of the Arts to joining student government, residence life or Case Western Reserve University’s various clubs, there are activities and programs for everyone.

CIM students can experience the city’s best museums, art galleries, markets and parks, all within walking distance in the cultural hub of University Circle. Students experiment with new sounds during open mic night at local coffee houses, and meet up with friends at authentic international restaurants spotted throughout the area. CIM is a place where you can be serious about studying music, but find plenty of fun opportunities in your downtime.