21 Notable alumni of
Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland Institute of Music is 1713th in the world, 601st in North America, and 566th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 21 notable alumni from Cleveland Institute of Music sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jim Hall

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    Jim Hall
    Born in
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    Years
    1930-2013 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    composerjazz guitaristrecording artist
    Biography

    James Stanley Hall was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger.

  2. Jim Brickman

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    Jim Brickman
    Born in
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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterpianistradio personality
    Biography

    James Merrill Brickman is an American pop songwriter, pianist and radio host. Brickman has earned two Grammy nominations for his albums Peace (2003) for Best Instrumental, and Faith (2009) for Best New Age Album. He won a Canadian Country Music Award, a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association, and was twice named Songwriter of the Year by SESAC. Billboard lists 22 of his albums reaching No. 1 on the New Age chart, and 16 of his songs reaching Top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Four of his albums were certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  3. Alisa Weilerstein

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    Alisa Weilerstein
    Born in
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    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Alisa Weilerstein is an American classical cellist. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.

  4. David Diamond

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    David Diamond
    Born in
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    Years
    1915-2005 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Cleveland Institute of Music
    Studied in 1928-1929
    Occupations
    composerscreenwriter
    Biography

    David Leo Diamond was an American composer of classical music.

  5. Ernie Freeman

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    Ernie Freeman
    Born in
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    Years
    1922-1981 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    pianistsongwriter
    Biography

    Ernest Aaron Freeman was an American pianist, organist, bandleader, and arranger. He was responsible for arranging many successful rhythm and blues and pop records from the 1950s to the 1970s.

  6. Benny Bailey

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    Benny Bailey
    Born in
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    Years
    1925-2005 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    trumpeterjazz musician
    Biography

    Ernest Harold "Benny" Bailey was an American jazz trumpeter.

  7. Mahani Teave

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    Mahani Teave
    Born in
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    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Mahani Teave is a classical pianist from Easter Island, Chile.

  8. Joshua Roman

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    Joshua Roman
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Joshua Roman is an American cellist.

  9. Wataru Hokoyama

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    Wataru Hokoyama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    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 Interlochen, Michigan. He later attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and the USC Thornton School of Music. His works include the original scores for Bean Cake, Ocha Cups for Christmas, One, Afrika, and Soul Sacrifice.

  10. Theodore Kuchar

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    Theodore Kuchar
    Born in
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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Theodore Kuchar is a Ukrainian American conductor of classical music and a violist.

  11. Mildred Miller

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    Mildred Miller
    Born in
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    Years
    1924-.. (age 97)
    Occupations
    musiciansingeropera singer
    Biography

    Mildred Miller is an American classical mezzo-soprano who had a major career performing in operas, concerts, and recitals during the mid twentieth century. She was notably a principal artist at the Metropolitan Opera from 1951 through 1974. In 1978 she founded the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, serving as the company's Artistic Director through 1999.

  12. Judy Niemack

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    Judy Niemack
    Born in
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    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    singerjazz musicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Judy Niemack is an American jazz vocalist.

  13. Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

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    Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate
    Born in
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    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate is a Chickasaw classical composer and pianist. His compositions are inspired by American Indian history and culture, and he makes use of traditional instruments.

  14. Hannah Lash

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    Hannah Lash
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Hannah Lash is an American composer of concert music who serves on the faculty of the Yale School of Music.

  15. Glenn Crytzer

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    Glenn Crytzer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    composerbanjoist
    Biography

    Glenn Crytzer is an American jazz band leader, composer, guitarist, banjoist, and singer.

  16. Marisa Buchheit

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    Marisa Buchheit
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Marisa Therese Buchheit is an American soprano and beauty pageant titleholder from Chicago, Illinois, who was crowned Miss Illinois 2014 in June 2014. She competed in the nationally televised Miss America 2015 competition in September 2014.

  17. Video Game Pianist

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    Video Game Pianist
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    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Martin Leung is an American pianist. He plays classical music and is known as Video Game Pianist. He gained recognition for playing video game music on the piano, both in concert venues and in online videos.

  18. Megumi Kanda

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    Megumi Kanda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Megumi Kanda, is a Japanese trombone performer.

  19. Jasper Wood

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    Jasper Wood
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Jasper Wood is a Canadian concert violinist.

  20. Stephen Marchionda

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    Stephen Marchionda
    Occupations
    classical guitarist
    Biography

    Stephen Marchionda is an American virtuoso classical guitar performer.

  21. Oleh Mahlay

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    Oleh Mahlay
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Oleh Mahlay is an American violinist, pianist, bandurist, choral conductor and lawyer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Mahlay has made a significant contribution to Ukrainian emigre music, primarily through his work with the Ukrainian bandura and the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus.