I'm deeply honored and thrilled to have joined the Cleveland Institute of Music as Dean of the Conservatory.
I have long admired the Institute as one of the great Schools of Music, and look forward to joining the wonderful faculty, staff, students, and community that have made the institution what it is today. As we collectively plan the future for the school under President Smirnoff's leadership, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to participate in this historic process.
This is such an exciting time in the world of music - musicians and institutions are re-examining and redefining who they are, what they do, what they want to do and what is important in their lives; at the same time, local and global communities are going through this same process within our evolving inter-connected world. At CIM, we will be pursuing artistic mastery and relevance in this 21st century world and developing a rich, vibrant musical community at the heart of a cultural center within the great city of Cleveland.
I've had a wonderful experience so far with the Cleveland Institute of Music, and look forward to the future!
With best wishes,
Dean of the Conservatory
Dean's Office Events
Use the below links to find resources about CIM competitions, awards, and honors, including dates, rules, and application info.
- CIM Concerto Competition
- Milhaud Performance Prize Competition
- CIM Honors Convocation
- Grievance and Judicial Process
- Download the Inaugural Carl E. Baldassarre Composer/Performer Competition Application
Student Handbook Index
Find all the information in the Student Handbook in our online Student Handbook resource index.
Please take a moment to see what CIM has to offer. Our admission section is full of helpful information for prospective students, parents, and international applicants.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the conservatory, make sure to check our FAQs page.
Dean of the Conservatory
216.791.5000 ext. 204
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
216.791.5000 ext. 273
216.791.5000 ext. 230
International Student Advisor
216.791.5000 ext. 233
For a complete list of our Conservatory departments, please see our Departments page.
For a complete list of faculty members and bios, please see our Faculty page.
April 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
Joan Kwuon, violin
Jaime Laredo, violin
Joel Smirnoff, viola
Sharon Robinson, cello
Sandra Shapiro, piano
April 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
Paul Yancich, director
April 27, 2014, 3:00 pm
CWRU Symphonic Winds
Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor