Conservatory Faculty by Program

The Cleveland Institute of Music has assembled a dedicated faculty of international acclaim committed to leading students to the highest professional standards. These practicing artists/teachers pass on a wealth of experience to their students. Click on faculty name to read their biographical information.

* - denotes a member of The Cleveland Orchestra

** - denotes a retired member of The Cleveland Orchestra

Voice Department

Mary Schiller, Head

Clifford Billions

Vinson Cole

Dean Southern

Secondary Instructor(s)

Joan Ellison

Phyllis Speirs

Opera Theater

David Bamberger
    Artistic Director

Harry Davidson
    Music Director & Conductor

John Simmons
    Coach/Assistant Music Director

Vocal Coaching

Kathryn Brown

Linda Jones

John Simmons