Apply to the Academy at CIM

The Academy at CIM is enrolling middle and high school students until May, 27, 2022 -- learn more and apply today!


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 soak up the culture at the city’s museums, art galleries, markets and parks. 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.

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We’re located in Cleveland's busy arts and education district, where you’ll find festivals, concerts and cultural events going on year-round.

CIM in the summer

Celebrating CIM's Graduating Class

The Cleveland Institute of Music's 97th Commencement weekend on May 13-14, 2022 will be a live, in-person celebration at CIM. We look forward to welcoming families of our graduating class to campus!