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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Cleveland Institute of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Cleveland Institute of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Cleveland Institute of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Cleveland Institute of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Cleveland Institute of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Cleveland Institute of Music.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Jim Hall and David Diamond.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cleveland Institute of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Cleveland Institute of Music alumni?”

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David Diamond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer
David Leo Diamond was an American composer of classical music.

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Jasper Wood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Violinist
Jasper Wood is a Canadian concert violinist. Jasper Wood was born into a musical family of six brothers and sisters in Moncton, New Brunswick. His brothers are Craig and Derek, His sisters, ...more

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Frank Huang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Violinist
Frank Xin Huang is a Chinese-born American violinist and teacher. Presently the concertmaster of the Houston Symphony, Huang has been appointed to the position of concertmaster of the New York ...more

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Jim Brickman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Composer
Jim Brickman is an American songwriter and pianist of pop and adult contemporary music, as well as a radio show host. Being named the most charted male adult contemporary artist to date, ...more

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Anthony Holland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Professor, Musician

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John McLaughlin Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Musician
John McLaughlin Williams is a Grammy award-winning American orchestral conductor and violinist. He attended the Boston University School of Music, the New England Conservatory and is a graduate ...more

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Elaine Douvas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Oboist
Elaine Douvas has been Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City since 1977. She is also Instructor of Oboe and Chairman of the Woodwind Department at The Juilliard ...more

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Greg Pattillo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Musician, Flautist
Greg Pattillo is a beatboxing flautist originally from Seattle, but now operates in Brooklyn, New York. He was lauded by The New York Times as "the best person in the world at what he ...more

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Shelly Berg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Educator
Shelton Glen Berg is a jazz pianist from Cleveland, Ohio. His father was trumpet player Jay Berg. At the age of six Shelly Berg entered the Cleveland Institute of Music studying classical piano. ...more

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John Ferritto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
John Ferritto Conductor
John E. Ferritto was an American composer, conductor, and music professor. He graduated with honors in piano and violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and also holds a M.M. ...more

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Video Game Pianist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Pianist
Martin Leung, also known as the Video Game Pianist or the Blindfolded Pianist, is one of the first pianists to gain worldwide recognition for playing popular video game music on the piano, both ...more

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Jim Hall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Guitarist
James Stanley Hall was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Premier Guitar magazine stated that "It could be argued that the jazz guitar tree is rooted in four names: Django ...more

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Alisa Weilerstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Cellist
Alisa Weilerstein is an American classical cellist. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.

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Donald Erb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Composer
Donald Erb was an American composer best known for large orchestral works such as Concerto for Brass and Orchestra and Ritual Observances.

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Hale Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Musician, Composer
Hale Smith was an American composer, pianist, educator, arranger, and editor.

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Howard Swanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Howard Swanson Composer
Howard Swanson was an American composer. Swanson studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was then taught by Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He received fellowships, awards and prizes. His ...more

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Wataru Hokoyama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Wataru Hokoyama Film Score Composer
Wataru Hokoyama is a Japanese composer, conductor, and orchestrator based in Hollywood, California. He left his birth nation of Japan at the age of 16 to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy in ...more

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Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate Pianist, Composer
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate is a Chickasaw classical composer and pianist. His compositions are inspired by American Indian history and culture. He has had several commissioned works, which ...more

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Frank Rosenwein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Frank Rosenwein Oboist

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Laura Albers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Violinist
Violinist Laura Albers is the Associate Concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera. She, as well as her sisters, began studying Suzuki violin with their mother, Ellie LeRoux, at the age of two. ...more

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Anton Kuerti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Politician, Pianist
Anton Kuerti, OC is an Austrian-born Canadian pianist, music teacher, composer, and conductor.

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Kelley Maulbetsch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Kelley Maulbetsch Cellist

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Jason Vieaux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Guitarist
Jason Vieaux is an American virtuoso classical guitarist. He began his musical training in Buffalo, New York at the age of eight, after which he continued his studies in the Cleveland Institute ...more

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Judith Ingolfsson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Judith Ingolfsson
Judith Ingolfsson is a violinist.

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Nickitas J. Demos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Nickitas J. Demos
Nickitas J. Demos is a Greek American composer. He is known for his inventive inclusion of Greek elements and influence in his music.