The Department of Music, an academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences, serves undergraduate and graduate students at Case Western Reserve University as well as all students at the Cleveland Institute of Music through our Joint Music Program.
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.
With diverse music programs, top-notch research and performance opportunities, and the chance to learn from—and get to know—distinguished faculty, you’ll find just what you’re looking for on our urban campus in the heart of University Circle, an exciting place to study, explore, and engage!
The faculty and staff welcome your interest in our Undergraduate and Graduate programs as well as opportunities for non-majors who want to participate in musical activities on campus.