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  • Chamber Music Master Classes

    December 1, 2014, 7:00 pm
    Kulas Hall, Mixon Hall, Studios 113 and 225

    Juilliard String Quartet, guest artists
      Ronald Copes, violin
      Joseph Lin, violin
      Roger Tapping, viola
      Joel Krosnick, cello
     

  • Chamber Music Concert

    December 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
    Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights

    Juilliard String Quartet
      Ronald Copes, violin
      Joseph Lin, violin
      Roger Tapping, viola
      Joel Krosnick, cello
     

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert

    December 2, 2014, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Percussion Ensemble
    Richard Weiner, director

Please click on this link to read CIM President Joel Smirnoff's message regarding the importance of theory study.


Musicianship

Music Theory courses are considered to be a critical component for the education of a serious music student. Providing a language for talking about music and understanding the principals and guidelines by which music is crafted by composers, enables performers a greater awareness of how to perform music at its highest level.

By seeking to identify patterns and structures in composers' techniques students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Musicianship training and theoretical understanding facilitate and enrich instrumental study.

Basic Elements of all Theory classes at Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory:

  • Ear training
  • Sight singing
  • Keyboarding
  • Composition
  • Notation
  • Improvisation

Private Instruction

Private Lessons are offered late afternoon to evening hours Monday through Friday and varied times on Saturday. Days and times vary by branch location. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement, as classes and lessons are limited to availability. Our open enrollment policy allows us to admit new students when a lesson time slot becomes available that matches an applicant's request up until the 9th week of our 18 week term. Tuition is based on the 18-week term. Please refer to the 2011-2012 rates table for more detailed information. Applications for instruction are available online.


Theory Classes

Directed Improvisation for the Young Musician

Parents of younger students ages 8 - 12 are encouraged to attend class passively to observe, all parents are welcome.

Age: 8 - 12
Day: Saturday
Time: 12:30 - 1:20
Cost: $262, 15 weeks (if not taken as part of pre-college certificate program)
Location: Room 215, Main Campus
Instructor: Dr. HeeJin Kang

 

Music Theory: Beyond the Fundamentals

Music theory is essential to a student's advancement. This class is designed to help the student obtain a comprehensive music education via ear training, sight singing, note reading, keyboard skills and written work. Weekly take home assignments will be given.

Requirements:

Students must be able to read music to be enrolled. A placement exam will be given to determine appropriate level.

The days/times the class will be offered are listed below. Please choose from one of the following:

Age: 10 - 14
Day/Time: Saturday
10:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  Tuesday
5:00pm - 6:30pm
  Thursday
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $420, 15 weeks (if not taken as part of pre-college certificate program)
Location: TBD
Instructor: Dr. HeeJin Kang

 

Music Theory for the Aspiring Music Major

This course is designed to build upon fundamentals presented in prior group theory classes. The main objective of this course is to expound upon theoretical foundations and prepare the serious musician to enter any accredited College/Conservatory Freshman theory course in good standing.

This course includes an overview and reinforcement of fundamentals. This level is a comprehensive study of the elements of music from rudiments through basic aspects of diatonic harmony. Take home assignments will be given.

Requirements:

Students must be able to read music to be enrolled. A placement exam will be given to determine appropriate level.

The days/times the class will be offered are listed below. Please choose from one of the following:

Age: 14 - 17
Day/Time: Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:00pm
  Thursday
6:30pm - 8:00pm
  Saturday
9:00am - 10:30am
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $420, 15 weeks (if not taken as part of pre-college certificate program)
Location: TBD
Instructor: Dr. HeeJin Kang

Registration

Applications for instruction are available online or by contacting the Preparatory Office at awg33@cim.edu, 216.791.5000 ext. 590. No fee to apply. Please specify which group and day you wish to enroll.

Registration Fees: Each student will be assessed annually a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 for the full academic year (fall and spring semester). A non-refundable registration fee of $15.00 will be assessed for summer instruction.

*Please note that for those students enrolled in the pre-college certificate program, the cost of this class is part of your tuition.

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