Spring Semester

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CIM Summer Intensives

Learn virtually from the world’s best musicians & teachers

Looking for CIM's 2020 Winter Audition Intensives? Learn more about what our faculty our offering this winter!

Are you pursuing a career in music? Whether you’re preparing for conservatory auditions, focusing on winning your next professional job or honing your performance skills, you can learn from the Cleveland Institute of Music’s acclaimed conservatory faculty this summer.  

For CIM's Summer Intensives, faculty members have curated a mix of master classes, demonstrations, discussions and private lessons* that will prepare you for success, no matter what your next step is. These intensives are conducted exclusively online, building on two decades of experience with distance studio teaching at CIM. Each intensive has specific audition requirements, application timelines and tuition rates.

*Each session is open to participants and observers; only participants will receive lessons and the opportunity to perform in master classes.   


Discover virtual intensives for trumpet, cello, viola, violin, guitar, oboe, bassoon, piano and voice!

Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs Trumpet Audition Intensive

May 26 – May 30 
Michael Sachs and Michael Miller share their vast knowledge of orchestral trumpet playing. 

Melissa Kraut

Cello Audition Intensive

June 1 – June 5
Dr. Melissa Kraut and Richard Weiss explore orchestral and solo cello performance.

Bassoon chamber

Bassoon Audition Intensive

June 1 – June 5 
Barrick Stees and John Clouser examine orchestral bassoon playing and auditions.

Kathryn Brown

Piano Audition Intensive

June 1 – June 5
Kathryn Brown and Antonio Pompa-Baldi share their secrets to amazing audition results. 

Frank Rosenwein

Oboe Audition Intensive

June 5 – June 7
Frank Rosenwein takes your audition preparation and performance to the next level.

Ilya Kaler teaching

Violin Audition Intensive

June 15 – 19
Ilya Kaler, Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler and Stephen Rose focus on audition preparation and exploring the violin repertoire.

Dean Southern teaching

Core Elements in Singing

June 22 – June 26 
CIM voice faculty delve into the essential components of classical singing.