Joint Music Program with CIM

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The university and the Cleveland Institute of Music celebrate 50 years of educational and artistic collaboration

Spring | Summer 2019

Since 1968, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) have participated in an integrated music program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Joint Music Program (JMP) allows students at both institutions to take advantage of the resources of a major university as well as those of a leading conservatory. 

A top-ranked private research university with programs spanning the arts and sciences, engineering, health sciences, law, management, and social work, CWRU excels in musicology, historical performance practice, and music education. CIM is one of just three independent conservatories in the United States devoted exclusively to classical music performance. For over half a century, these distinguished institutions have used the JMP to share collective resources, focusing on the strengths of each institution. 

Students enrolled at CWRU take applied music lessons/studio instruction, chamber music, theory, and eurhythmics courses taught by CIM faculty, while students enrolled at CIM take music history, music education, and general electives in the humanities and sciences taught by CWRU faculty.

Both CWRU and CIM are located in University Circle, giving students access to a wealth of cultural institutions within a short walking distance from campus.

JMP students