Cleveland Institute of Music

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Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music official logo.jpg
Established 1920
Type Private
Endowment US $28.8 million[1]
President Joel Smirnoff
Academic staff 185
Students 427
Location Cleveland, OH, USA
Affiliations Case Western Reserve University
Website http://www.cim.edu/

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an independent, international music conservatory located in the University Circle district of Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is led by President Joel Smirnoff. Adrian Daly serves as dean for the conservatory and Sandra Shapiro is dean of the preparatory/continuing education division.

The Institute was founded in 1920, with the composer Ernest Bloch as director. Annual enrollment at the conservatory (including new and returning students) is between 400 and 450 students[2] with approximately 1,500 students enrolled in the preparatory and continuing education programs at any given time. Between 1,000 and 1,200 prospective students apply to the conservatory annually for the (approximately) 150 openings available for fall enrollment. Typically, 60-70 freshmen are enrolled each fall; 81% of entering freshman graduate within five years.[3]

Members of the The Cleveland Orchestra are connected to the Cleveland Institute of Music as members of the CIM faculty (see Shared Members), alumni of the conservatory or preparatory programs, or both. Through a cooperative arrangement with Case Western Reserve University, CIM students have full access to university courses[4] and facilities. They can pursue a degree both at CIM and Case Western Reserve, if they are accepted to both institutions.

CIM has a retention rate of 82%.[5] CIM undergraduate students go on to be accepted to graduate programs at schools that include the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music and Rice University, and CIM graduates have accepted positions with the orchestras in the United States and around the world, including The Cleveland Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony and others.

CIM Campus[edit]

CIM's East Boulevard entrance

CIM is located in located in the University Circle, a four-mile square neighborhood in Cleveland that was listed as one of "America's Prettiest Neighborhoods" by Forbes Magazine[6] in 2011.

The main building was opening in 1961 and houses teaching studios, practice rooms, Kulas Hall, Kulas Hall, Robinson Music Library, technology learning center, Eurhythmics studio, orchestra library, opera theater workshop and studio, and the CIM music and book store. In 2007, CIM completed a remodeling project in conjunction with a campaign to raise $40 million. Two wings were added to the main building. The facilities added 36,000 square feet (3,300 m2), which include:

  • An entryway and expanded lobby (Pogue Lobby) on East Boulevard
  • An expanded Barbara S. and Larry J. B. Robinson Music Library
  • Mixon Hall, a 235-seat, state-of-the-art recital hall
  • 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 and a student lounge
  • The Kulas Center for International Education (Distance Learning Studio)

The renovations also included administrative spaces and the addition of the Gilliam Family Music Garden, viewable year round from Mixon Hall.

CIM Alumni[edit]

Current or Former CIM Faculty[edit]

CIM Executive staff[edit]

  • Joel Smirnoff, President
  • Eric Bower, Vice President and COO
  • Karin Stone, Vice President of Institutional Advancement
  • Adrian Daly, Dean of the Conservatory
  • Sandra Shapiro, Dean of Preparatory and Continuing Education
  • Christine Haff-Paluck, Director of Performance and Outreach
  • Kristen Kollar, CFO
  • Susan Iler, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Lori Wright, Director of Concerts and Events

Shared Members[edit]

The following is a list of current or retired members of The Cleveland Orchestra who are currently on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music (information as of June 1, 2014).

Bassoon

  • John Clouser*
  • Barrick Stees*

Cello

  • Stephen Geber**
  • Mark Kosower*
  • Richard Weiss*

Clarinet

Double Bass

Flute

Horn

  • Richard King*
  • Richard Solis**

Oboe

  • Elizabeth Camus**
  • Jeffrey Rathbun*
  • Frank Rosenwein*

Timpani & Percussion

  • Marc Damoulakis*
  • Richard Weiner**
  • Paul Yancich*

Trombone & Bass Trombone

Trumpet

  • Michael Miller*
  • Michael Sachs*

Tuba

  • Yasuhito Sugiyama*

Viola

Violin

  • William Preucil*
  • Stephen Rose*
*Current member of The Cleveland Orchestra[7] and current CIM Faculty[8]
**Retired member of The Cleveland Orchestra and current CIM Faculty

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Coordinates: 41°30′43.08″N 81°36′32.7″W / 41.5119667°N 81.609083°W / 41.5119667; -81.609083