Cleveland Institute of Music Program

Sculpture of Mozart


This course will feature the upcoming performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute opening Wednesday, February 26 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The pre-performance reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m.


Register for the Full Series
Member of Lifelong Learning cost: $55 | Nonmember cost: $78

Per session cost without performance. Click on the individual dates below.
Member of Lifelong Learning cost: $10 | Nonmember cost: $15

Pre-Performance Reception and Concert
Member of Lifelong Learning cost: $25 | Nonmember cost: $30

Click here to register for the full series, or click below to register for individual sessions.


The course will be comprised of 4 parts:


Thursday, January 30 | 7 p.m.
François Germain, Vocal Coach
An overview of Mozart, his operas, and The Magic Flute: How the genius of Mozart is portrayed through this legendary musical work.


Friday, February 7 | 2:30 p.m.
Dean Southern, Artistic Director of CIM Opera Theater
Staging the opera: How a director makes artistic decisions, including observations of a staging rehearsal.


Thursday, February 13 | 7 p.m.
Mary Schiller, Head of CIM Voice Department
Conversations with CIM students and faculty: How the students learn the roles, with demonstrations by student performers.


Friday, February 21 | 3:30 p.m.
Harry Davidson, conductor
The Sitzprobe: How the musical director, singers, and the orchestra musicians work together to interpret the music.


Cleveland Institute of Music – Kulas Hall


Natalie Abell
July 14|1:30 p.m. EDT

During the Middle and Late Bronze Age (ca. 1900-1400 BCE), Cycladic islanders played key roles as intermediaries in regional exchange networks that linked the Minoan palaces of Crete and emerging elite societies on Aegina and mainland Greece.

Panel Discussion
July 20|7:00 p.m. EDT

This upcoming school year promises to be one of the most challenging ever faced by parents, students, educators, and legislators. This forum will discuss some of the issues confronting K-12 education in Ohio during 2020/2021. We will also take questions from viewers for the panelists

Seth Pevnick
July 21|1:30 p.m. EDT

This talk explores the relationship between images and inscriptions on ancient Greek pottery, with particular attention to a group of Athenian red-figure vases inscribed “Lykos kalos,” or “Lykos is beautiful.” Although usually interpreted as homoerotic praise of young Athenian aristocrats, such inscriptions can be read in multiple other ways.

Maggie Popkin
July 28|1:30 p.m. EDT

Today, the name of Samothrace evokes the island's most famous archaeological find: the spectacular statue of the Winged Victory now in the Musée du Louvre. In antiquity, the island's claim to fame was the cult of the Great Gods, one of the Greco-Roman world's most renowned mystery cults.

Carol Lasser
July 29|7-8:30 p.m. EDT

In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place within a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance.

Allison Emmerson
August 4|1:30 p.m. EDT

This paper investigates waste management at the Roman Pompeii, tracing the path of refuse it moved across the city and its suburbs. I argue that garbage was an unavoidable part of life in Pompeii, not because the city lacked systems for dealing with waste, but because those systems prioritized recycling and reuse over removal.

Kevin Dicus
August 11|1:30 p.m. EDT

This talk examines the modern life histories of Pompeii’s body casts. Modern intervention, and even fabrication, have blurred the distinction between ancient and modern so that they are far from being snapshots of that infamous day.

Don Rosenberg
August 12|7 pm EDT

How can we fill in the gaps in our artistic lives while live performances aren't happening? By listening to music and watching videos that provide emotional and psychological support, as well as enrichment. Here's an opportunity to program what we really want to hear, rather than what others tell us what we should hear.

Heather Hurwitz
August 18|7-8:30 p.m. EDT

This talk will explore the range of social movement activism that women have engaged in since the passage of the 19th amendment. Topics include the pursuit of racial and gender equality, women in environmental movements, feminists in the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter, and more.

Lynne Lancaster
August 18|1:30 p.m. EDT

Trajan's Column is best known for its sculpted spiral frieze depicting Trajan's victories in the Dacian Wars (101-106 AD), but it was also a great technological achievement requiring a great deal of site organization.

Meghan Strong
August 19|6-7:30 p.m. EDT

This presentation will employ archaeological, textual and art historical sources to discuss the practicalities of making and using light sources in ancient Egypt and the significance of providing illumination in the afterlife.

Paul Iverson
August 24|noon-1:30 p.m. EDT

The Antikythera Mechanism is so named after the Greek island in whose waters it was salvaged in 1901 from a shipwreck datable to ca. 70-60 BCE. This remarkable geared device was constructed in the 2nd or 1st century BCE to calculate and display various astronomical, calendrical, and athletic time periods.

Aaron Koller
August 27|7 p.m. EDT

Join us for Siegal Lifelong Learning's Fall Kick-Off Lecture

Jeffrey Schein
September 02|7-8 p.m. EDT

After receiving critical acclaim around the country for his volume Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology, Rabbi Schein's travel was halted due to COVID 19, which also changed the way he thinks about the relationship between Judaism and Technology.  Join Jeffrey

Robert Watson
September 09|7 p.m. EDT

The year 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the story behind the struggle to extend voting

rights is both intriguing and inspiring. The lecture will also highlight some of the events and leaders in the century of women in politics, including a look at women who have run for the presidency.

Darin Croft
September 14|noon-1:30 p.m. EDT

South America boasts more endemic mammal families than any other continent and was home to an even greater number during the last Ice Age, a mere 12,000 years ago. Further back in time, none of the continent’s mammals were found anywhere else.

Monica Miller
September 21|noon-1:30 p.m. EDT

In the midst of a global pandemic as well as uprisings protesting race-based violence and police brutality, the fiction of Flannery O’Connor resonates as much now as when it was first written sixty years ago by the Georgia writer, whose life was struck short by lupus at 39.