Main Campus 

  • Only current CIM students (including YAP students), faculty and staff may enter the building. You are required to have your student ID or access card. Preparatory students (including pre-college and MPF) may not enter the building for any reason.  

  • Only individual practice is permitted; no chamber rehearsals or other activities involving more than one person in a studio or practice room at a time. 

  • Building Hours: As announced on March 12, the building will have reduced hours on March 15 (noon to 4pm) and March 16-17 (7:15am to 10pm). Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, the building hours will be 8am-8pm, Monday through Saturday. The building will be closed on Sundays. This policy is in effect until Saturday, March 21.  

  • Building Hours: UPDATE As announced on March 20, the main building is preparing for closure, other than for essential staff. This will be in effect until at least April 6. 

    • Students: No building access after Saturday, March 21 at 8pm.

    • Faculty: Those teaching in the main building may access it March 23, 24 and 25 from 8am-5pm only. Please prepare to deliver remote instruction from home by March 26. 

    • Staff: Essential staff may report on March 23, 24 and 25 between 8am and 5pm only. Beginning March 26, only minimal operations will be sustained by key essential staff.

  • Robinson Music Library: As announced on March 18, the library is closed until further notice, beginning March 19. All library staff are available by email during typical business hours. If you are unsure how to direct your question, please email the team at

  • Mailroom: Open Monday through Friday from 1-4pm as usual.  

Preparatory Branches 

  • UPDATE: As announced on March 20, all branch locations and main campus will be closed to faculty on March 25 at 8pm, at least until April 6. 

  • Chagrin Falls and Westlake remain open for faculty if they need a distraction-free environment for virtual teaching through March 25, then they will be closed. 

  • The Shaker Heights branch is closed until further notice. 

Pianos and Other Hard Surfaces 

  • Please be diligent about cleaning piano keys and any other common surfaces you may touch in studios, practice rooms and the library. There are hard-surface wipes at stations throughout the main building.