Donna Jelen

Conductor, Beginning and Preparatory String Orchestras, is director of orchestras in the Shaker Heights City Schools. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Her violin teachers have included Gregory Fulkerson, Erich Eichhorn, Fredell Lack, David Russell, Roland and Almita Vamos; she has also studied viola with Roland Vamos and conducting with Jody Kerschner, Joanne Erwin and Timothy Weiss. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2006.

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Conservatory Studies

Adrian Daly

Dean of the Conservatory

216.791.5000 ext. 204

Caryn Reynolds

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

216.791.5000 ext. 273

Hallie Moore

Conservatory Registrar

216.791.5000 ext. 230

Kristen G. Zalar

Assistant Registrar
International Student Advisor

216.791.5000 ext. 233


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