Cleveland Institute of Music

11021 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Institute of Music, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1920 through investments by individuals in the area to establish a private music conservatory in the city. The school has provided musical education for over 90 years, and has since its inception developed close ties with the Cleveland Philharmonic, with nearly half the members having connections with the institute. The school serves approximately 400 students a year at facilities that were recently renovated and upgraded in order to modernize its offerings. The school performs concerts throughout the year which are open to residents of the city and are mostly free of charge.

The Cleveland Institute of Music offers programs in a variety of musical fields. Students will choose their field of study and be exposed to the various instruments that occupy that field. Students may also pursue a study in theory or composition. Program spaces are limited based on the field of study, accepting only a limited number of students in a given year. Students of all programs will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and instruments to better their understanding of the musical process and to take full advantage of the conservatory setting.

Programs offered include:

  • Strings
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Conducting
  • Chamber Music

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at the Cleveland Institute of Music must complete the admissions application, available online, and schedule an audition. Students must perform as well as demonstrate skill in the writing and reading of music. Detailed instructions for admissions procedure are available online, as are the methods for making an audition appointments.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of aid must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may be required to submit additional financial information to the school to ensure their information is accurate and awards are disbursed properly.

Programs Offered

The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at this school is -. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. A fee of $110 is required from all applicants. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact Cleveland Institute of Music for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $46,000-$55,000
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,900 to $2,300 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $2,000

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition for graduate students is estimated to range between $46,000-$55,000
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,900-$2,300 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $2,000

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$25,911
Receiving Student Loans44%$7,539

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