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January 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Mixon Hall (Cleveland Institute of Music)
11021 East Boulevard

RESCHEDULED - Damian's Junior Recital (High School)

This performance has been cancelled due to illness! We are planning to reschedule after the holidays and will update the website once confirmed.

CCGS student Damian Goggans will present his Junior Recital (High School) at Mixon Hall on Monday, December 16 at 6 PM. Works by Brouwer, Goggans, Legnani, Machado, Merlin, Villa-Lobos, and Vivaldi. This recital is free and open to the public.

Click here for more information!

June 5, 2020 at 10:00 am -
June 7, 2020 at
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard

James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) will host the first James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition June 4-7, 2020. The competition will begin accepting applications and audition videos in January from classical guitarists aged 14-18.

The competition was established this year to generate meaningful opportunities for gifted young classical guitarists, aiding in their pursuit of advanced artistic studies and professional music careers. With a top cash prize of $10,000 and total prize money of up to $24,000 the competition will make defining differences in the lives of young guitarists.

Click here for details about competition age qualifications, rules, prize money, and more!