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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.

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Sidney Harth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Sidney Harth Violinist Sidney Harth was an American violinist and conductor.

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Soovin Kim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Violinist Soovin Kim is a Korean American violinist.

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John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
John Mackey John Mackey is an American composer of classical music, with an emphasis on music for wind band, as well as orchestra. For several years, he focused on music for modern dance and ballet.

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Orion Weiss is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Orion Weiss Pianist Orion Weiss is an American classical pianist.

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Julie Albers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Julie Albers Cellist Cellist Julie Albers studied with Richard Aaron at The Cleveland Institute of Music. She made her major orchestral debut at the age of 17 with the Cleveland Orchestra, and thereafter has ...more

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Ernie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Arranger, Pianist, Organist Ernest Aaron "Ernie" Freeman was an American pianist, organist, bandleader and arranger. He was responsible for arranging many successful rhythm and blues and pop records from the

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Ning An is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Ning An Ning An, is a Chinese pianist.

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Ernie Krivda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Ernie Krivda Ernie Krivda is a jazz saxophone player. Ernie Krivda began his professional career in 1963 with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. During the 1960s he played in bands of two Cleveland legends, ...more

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Ryan Anthony is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Ryan Anthony Trumpeter Ryan Anthony is a trumpet player, most notable for his performances as a member of Canadian Brass, has had his performances used in many broadcasts of major U.S. television networks.

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Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Yolanda Kondonassis is an American classical harpist. She is one of the world's foremost classical harpists. She first began playing the piano, then switched to harp at age nine. She studied at ...more

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Jeffrey Ryan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Jeffrey Ryan Composer Jeffrey Ryan is a Canadian composer. His compositional style ranges from opera, art song, and choral music to chamber ensemble and orchestral works. Ryan has been commissioned by the Cleveland ...more

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Linda Strommen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Linda Strommen Linda Strommen is an American oboist. She is Professor of Oboe at Indiana University and has been a regular visiting Oboe Instructor at the Juilliard School of Music for more than ten years. A ...more

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Mark Summer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Mark Summer Mark Summer is the Turtle Island Quartet's cellist; he is a founding member and has performed with Turtle Island since its founding in 1985.

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Daniil Trifonov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Pianist Daniil Olegovich Trifonov is a Russian concert pianist and composer.

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Megumi Kanda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Megumi Kanda Megumi Kanda, born November 9, 1975, is a Japanese trombone performer.

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Paul Schenly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Paul Schenly Paul Schenly is an American classical pianist. He is the head of the piano department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is the founder and director of the summer music festival Pianofest ...more

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Peter Seymour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Peter Seymour Musician Peter Seymour is a double bass player and composer who resides in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-creator, manager and bass player of Project Trio, an internationally touring chamber music ...more

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Ann Hobson Pilot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Ann Hobson Pilot Ann Hobson Pilot is an American musician and the former principal harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the ...more

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Alan Baer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Alan Baer Alan Baer is an American tubist who is Principal Tuba for the New York Philharmonic. He has also been principal tuba with several other orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and ...more

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Joshua Roman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Joshua Roman Joshua Roman is an American cellist.

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Theodore Kuchar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Theodore Kuchar Conductor, Music Director, Violist Theodore Kuchar is a Ukrainian American conductor of classical music and a violist.

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Sean Newhouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Cleveland Institute Of Music Alumni
Sean Newhouse Sean Newhouse is an American orchestral conductor. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2007, he studied at the Tanglewood Music Center. In 2010, he was appointed assistant ...more