Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Paul Hogle, President
Dr. Joyce Griggs, Vice President & Director of the Center for Innovative Musicianship
Dr. Judy Bundra, Chief Academic Officer & Dean of the Conservatory
Rachel Kribbs. Director of Community Partnerships & Career Advising
Founded in 1920, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) is one of seven independent music conservatories in the country and is known for superior orchestral, chamber music, audio recording, composition, piano, voice and opera music programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Through the Preparatory and Continuing Education division, CIM offers music training for all ages and abilities. Each year CIM presents more than 300 concerts and events, most are free and open to the public.
Mission: Empower the world’s most talented classical music students to fulfill their dreams and potential.
Vision: Be the future of classical music.
- Distance Learning: With a large catalog of over 30 programs, the Distance learning department presents 300-400 sessions annually to clients via video conferencing. Almost all classes include a live music component and feature CIM students as performers or presenters. With classes for all ages, music education classes and interdisciplinary classes are all standards aligned. The Distance Learning department serves K-12 classrooms, collegiate and conservatory students, as well as lifelong learners in retirement communities and hospitals.
- Community Performances: Delivered at a wide range of venues in the greater Cleveland area, CIM students present over 150 free chamber music performances annually. Students visit community centers, libraries, retirement communities, nursing homes, and local businesses providing live musical entertainment while engaging audiences before, during and after the performance.
- Partnership with Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA): CIM students serve as Teaching Artists, working one-on-one with CSA band, orchestra and choir students on musical technique and ensemble repertoire. CIM students also collaborate with classroom teachers to develop and deliver arts-integrated curriculum. CSA ensembles present their annual Black Heritage Concert at CIM each January.
Groups Served: Pre-K – seniors
Number of people served annually by these programs: Approximately 13,000
Programs for Seniors:
Many of the Distance Learning programs are for adult learners, teaching audiences about composers, musical genres or standard pieces in the classical repertoire. With live performances delivered by CIM students, senior adults have the opportunity to participate in the presentation by interacting with the musician and asking questions.
Nearly half of CIM’s community performances are delivered in venues serving seniors such as independent living or nursing care facilities, or in intergenerational settings such as libraries. Musical presentations often include educational talking points between pieces and question and answer sessions following the performance.