CIM’s own Jinjoo Cho wins the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Jinjoo Cho, violin (BM'11, MM'13)

The Cleveland Institute of Music congratulates CIM student and violinist Jinjoo Cho for earning the gold medal in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI). The winners were announced late Saturday night following the final concert of the competition.

As the winner of the competition, Cho will be awarded a $30,000 cash prize, international concert engagements including a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut, career management for the next four years and the four-year loan of the 1683 ‘ex-Gingold’ Stradivarius.

IVCI Finals include CIM’s own Jinjoo Cho

The Cleveland Institute of Music congratulates violinist Jinjoo Cho, a long-time student at CIM, for moving on to the finals of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI), which will be simulcast live online, September 17 and 19, starting at 8pm.

Sept. 17 CIM@Home Concert Webcast on


The best way to experience a Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra performance is live and in person. For many fans (and family members) of our talented musicians this isn’t an option, so CIM is offering the next best thing — a live video webcast of the season premiere concert from Kulas Hall on Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm ET via

CIM Returns to Severance Hall with Free Concert Series

The Cleveland Institute of Music, while busy preparing for the 2014-15 academic year and concert season, is pleased to announce the news that our musicians will again be returning for a special series of concerts at Severance Hall, presented at no charge to the attending public.

Alumnus premiered work and made conducting debut at festival

Cellist Joshua Roman (BM’04/MM’05), 31, is another CIM graduate taking an active role in building the next repertoire – as demonstrated by the world premiere of his work we do it to one another at a Music Academy of the West concert on August 2, 2014.

Grammy Winner, Cleveland Pops Oboist, CIM Alumnus

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.

Hoopes’ Dreams, CIM alumnus interview in August issue of Strings

Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory division alumnus Chad Hoopes has been making a name for himself for close to a decade–quite an accomplishment for a 19-year-old. Recently, he released his first studio recording of concertos by Mendelssohn and John Adams to rave reviews, and now he’s the cover story of Strings magazine.

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