The Cleveland Institute of Music is a leading international conservatory that is distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and teachers. This same stimulating environment extends to the institute's community education programs, which help people of all ages realize their musical potential. The institute ranks among the top-tier music schools across the nation, granting degrees through the doctoral level. More than 80 percent of the institute's alumni perform in major national and international orchestras and opera companies, while others hold prominent teaching positions. Approximately 1,700 young people and adults study music through the school's Preparatory and Continuing Education division.