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

String/Piano Chamber Music

Peter Salaff, Head
    Director, String Chamber Music Studies

Kirsten Docter
    Cavani String Quartet

Annie Fullard
    Cavani String Quartet

Merry Peckham
    Cavani String Quartet

Mari Sato
    Cavani String Quartet

** Stephen Geber

Rebecca Hurd

* Stanley Konopka

Anita Pontremoli

* Lynne Ramsey

* Carolyn Gadiel Warner

Brass/Woodwind Chamber Music

* Elizabeth Camus
    Coordinator, WCM

* Richard Stout
    Coordinator, BCM

* John Clouser

* Franklin Cohen

* Richard King

* Michael Sachs

* Joshua Smith

* Richard Solis

* Barrick Stees

New Music Ensemble

Keith Fitch, Director

Orchestral Ensemble

Carl Topilow, Director

University Circle Wind Ensemble

Gary Ciepluch

Percussion Ensemble

* Richard Weiner

* Paul Yancich