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Cleveland Institute of Music
Established 1920
Type Private
Endowment US $28.8 million[1]
President Joel Smirnoff
Faculty 185
Students 427
Location Cleveland, OH, USA
Affiliations Case Western Reserve University

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an independent music conservatory located in the University Circle district of Cleveland, Ohio, United States and is overseen by president Joel Smirnoff and Catherine Jarjisian, interim dean.

The Institute was founded in 1920, with the composer Ernest Bloch as director. There are now over 400 conservatory students and 1700 preparatory and continuing education division students. Approximately 1,100 people apply for 150 undergraduate and graduate openings each year, of which 60-70 are freshmen.

The conservatory faculty includes 38 current and 2 retired members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Currently, 36 members of the Cleveland Orchestra are alumni of the institute. Through a cooperative arrangement with Case Western Reserve University, CIM students have full access to university courses and facilities.

CIM's East Boulevard entrance

The institute recently completed a remodeling project in conjunction with its successful campaign to raise $40 million. Two new wings have been added to the main building (completed in Fall 2007). These facilities added 36,000 square feet (3,300 m2) that feature: a new entryway and expanded lobby on East Boulevard, an expanded Barbara S. and Larry J. B. Robinson Music Library, Mixon Hall, a 250-seat, state-of-the-art recital hall that also includes the Robert and Jean Conrad Audio Control Room for high-tech broadcasting, the Fred A. Lennon Education Building which includes new practice rooms, teaching studios, a student lounge, Kulas Center for International Education (Distance Learning Studio) and administrative space. This also includes the Gilliam Family Music Garden, which can be enjoyed year round from inside and outside Mixon Hall.

CIM operates the six-week internationally renowned summer program, Encore School for Strings, located in Hudson, Ohio. Its alumni include Hilary Hahn, Leila Josefowicz, and Lara St. John.


Notable alumni

Notable faculty

Preparatory and Continuing Education Office Staff

  • Anne Mateyo, Director of Preparatory and Continuing Education
  • Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, Program Coordinator
  • Stefani Rose, Operations Manager


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 16, 2010. 

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