Cleveland Institute of Music
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Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music official logo.jpg
TypePrivate music conservatory
Established1920; 101 years ago (1920)
Endowment$45.6 million (2019)[1]
PresidentPaul Hogle
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
AffiliationsCase Western Reserve University

The Cleveland Institute of Music is a private music conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. It 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.

Members of 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[3] and facilities. They can pursue a degree both at CIM and Case Western Reserve, if they are accepted to both institutions.


CIM's East Boulevard entrance

CIM is 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[4] in 2011.

The main building was opened in 1961 and houses teaching studios, practice rooms, 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.

Notable people




The Cleveland Institute of Music is accredited through two agencies:[5]


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "College Navigator - Cleveland Institute of Music". Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Joint Music Program". Cleveland Institute of Music. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Giuffo, John. "America's Prettiest Neighborhoods". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "College Navigator - Cleveland Institute of Music". Retrieved 2017.

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