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CIM Winter Intensives

Learn virtually from the world’s best musicians & teachers

Are you looking to pursue your studies at a college music school or conservatory? To help you prepare for conservatory or graduate auditions and examinations and to hone your performance skills, learn from the Cleveland Institute of Music’s acclaimed conservatory faculty this winter.   

For CIM's Winter Intensives, faculty members have curated a mix of master classes, demonstrations, discussions and private lessons* that will prepare you for a successful audition. These intensives are conducted exclusively online, building on two decades of experience with distance studio teaching at CIM. Each intensive has specific audition and/or application requirements for those who wish to join. 

*Each session, except for music theory, is open to both participants and observers; only participants will receive lessons and the opportunity to perform in master classes. 

Mixon Hall at CIM

Discover virtual intensives for bassoon, piano, music theory, trumpet, cello, oboe and violin!  

Bassoon chamber

Bassoon College Audition Intensive

December 1-5
Barrick Stees explores how to research schools, prepare for a college audition and present oneself during an in-person, virtual or recorded audition. 

Kathryn Brown

Piano College Audition Intensive

December 3-5
Kathryn Brown and Antonio Pompa-Baldi share their best practices, insight and advice for successful audition results. 

Allen Yueh

Music Theory College Intensive

December 4-21
Allen Yueh prepares you for college placement theory exams and explores theory fundamentals, harmony, four-part writing and analysis.

Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs Trumpet College Audition Intensive

December 5-7
Michael Sachs and Michael Miller provide an overview of the tools needed for a successful college audition. 

Melissa Kraut

Cello College Audition Intensive

December 6-9
Dr. Melissa Kraut and Richard Weiss prepare students for the college audition process and explore orchestral and solo cello repertoire.

Frank Rosenwein

Oboe College Audition Intensive

December 6-10
Frank Rosenwein provides an overview of the conservatory audition process, exploring creativity and storytelling. 

Ilya Kaler teaching

Violin College Audition Intensive

December 7-11
Ilya Kaler, Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler, Stephen Rose, Philip Setzer and Jessica Lee focus on technique and college audition preparation.