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Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH
University Website: www.cim.edu
Apply Online: www.unifiedapps.org/
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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. There are now more than 400 conservatory students and 1500 preparatory and continuing education students. Approximately 1,100 people apply for 150 undergraduate and graduate openings each year, of which 60-70 are freshmen.

More than half of the members of The Cleveland Orchestra are connected to the Cleveland Institute of Music as members of the faculty, alumni or both. Through a cooperative arrangement with Case Western Reserve University, CIM students have full access to university courses and facilities. They can pursue a degree both at CIM and Case Western Reserve if they are accepted to both institutions.

CIM boasts a retention rate of 95 - 100%, but this has dropped in recent years due to the departure of multiple notable faculty. CIM students are generally successful at gaining admission to graduate school primarily in the strings department. Each year, students are accepted at notable schools such as the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, and Rice University. Other students immediately accept positions with the various orchestras in the United States and internationally.

In 2007, CIM completed a remodeling project in conjunction with its successful campaign to raise $40 million. Two wings were added to the main building. The facilities added 36,000 square feet (3,300 m2) and feature: a new entryway and expanded lobby --Pogue 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 and 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 students and faculty perform in hundreds of concerts each year--most free of charge. CIM graduates are members of premier orchestras around the globe.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $38,126.00 avg tuition

11021 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106-1776
(216) 791-5000

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Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Cleveland Institute of Music

Applied 557
Admitted 222 40%
Enrolled total 50
Full Time: 50
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 96%
4-year graduation rate 87%
6-year graduation rate 87%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Cleveland Institute of Music

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $38,126.00 $38,126.00 $38,126.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $3,134.00 $3,134.00 $3,134.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,589.00 $1,589.00 $1,589.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $38,126.00 $38,126.00 $38,126.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $3,134.00 $3,134.00 $3,134.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,589.00 $1,589.00 $1,589.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $11,982.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $3,400.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $100.00
Graduate Application Fee $100.00
Books and Supplies $1,600.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 98%
Percent receiving grant aid 98%
Avg amount of grant aid $20,632.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 57%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,712.00

Cleveland Institute of Music

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Music Performance, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X X
Music, Other X

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