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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Preparatory and Continuing Education

Sandra Shapiro

Dean, Preparatory and Continuing Education

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 252


Mary Ann Grof-Neiman

Program Administrator

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 371


Anna Gibas


p. 216.791.5000 ext. 253


Van Parker

Preparatory Assistant

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 590


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