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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

Grammy Winner, Cleveland Pops Oboist, CIM Alumnus

July 7, 2014

Today CIM alumnus Thomas Moore is principal oboist for the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, though it’s just one in a list of impressive positions on his resume, which also includes four Grammy Award wins. Not bad considering he chose the instrument almost by default, since his sisters had chosen the flute and clarinet and his parents had “banned” any brass from the house.

Thomas Moore, CIM Alumnus, Grammy Awards

Moore, who earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music performance at CIM, indicated that job offers came swiftly following graduation. As a result, he has played with orchestras through the Mid-West including the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Ohio Ballet Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic and the Akron and Canton orchestras. He’s also performed as a soloist with the Harrisburg Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic and Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral Chamber Orchestra.

Thomas Moore, principal oboist for the Cleveland Pops and CIM alumnus | Photo by Linda Kinsey, NEO Media Group

He’s been with the Cleveland Pops since the beginning (19 years ago) and admires their director Carl Topilow, another member of the CIM family. Moore says that he’s really grown under Topilow’s leadership.

Read more about the education, professional life and passion of this successful CIM alumnus by visiting

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Photo courtesy of Northeast Ohio Media Group/Linda Kinsey, photographer


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