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  • Chamber Music Master Class

    November 30, 2015, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jupiter String Quartet, guest artists
     Megan Freivogel, violin
     Nelson Lee, violin
     Liz Freivogel, viola
     Daniel McDonough, cello

    Participation of the Jupiter String Quartet is made possible in part by the Dr. Sydney and Gussie B. Klein CIM Chamber Music Ensemble Fund and in collaboration with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society.
  • Percussion Ensemble

    November 30, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Paul Yancich, director

  • Viola Master Class

    December 1, 2015, 10:00 am
    Mixon Hall

    Liz Freivogel, viola, guest artist

Hoopes' Dreams, CIM alumnus interview in August issue of Strings

July 2, 2014

Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory division alumnus Chad Hoopes has been making a name for himself for close to a decade–quite an accomplishment for a 19-year-old. Recently, he released his first studio recording of concertos by Mendelssohn and John Adams to rave reviews, and now he’s the cover story of Strings magazine.

Strings Magazine Cover Story: Chad Hoopes | August 2014

A Preparatory student who received private instruction first from David Cerone and then Joel Smirnoff at CIM, Hoopes’ career to-date includes a number of prestigious awards (including the 2013 Cleveland Arts Prize) and competition wins, a myriad of performances with orchestras around the world, a new CD and a year (2011-12) as Artist-in-Residence for Minnesota Public Radio.

Chad Hoopes, Daniil Trifonov and Matt Allen in Kulas Hall at CIM | March 21, 2013

In the August 2014 issue of Strings, interviewer David Knowles shares some insights into this talented young artist, who “shows a command of his violin that is well beyond his years.” You can read the interview online by visiting

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