Supporting Organizations

The Cleveland Museum of Art

    Founded in 1913, the Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished and comprehensive art museums, as well as one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum has established special programs for children and adults, and holds concert series of classical as well as world music. Music in the Circle will hold its Gala concert at the Gartner Auditorium at the Museum. 

The Cleveland Institute of Music

    The Cleveland Institute of Music is one of just seven independent conservatories of music in the United States, one of three devoted exclusively to classical music performance. CIM students benefit from access to world-renowned visiting artists and conductors, intensive study with CIM’s stellar faculty and the rich curriculum offered by CIM’s partner Case Western Reserve University. CIM’s graduates command the most celebrated and revered stages in the world as soloists, chamber musicians and ensemble members; compose award-winning repertoire; and are sought-after teaching artists, administrators and thought leaders. More than half of the members of The Cleveland Orchestra are connected to CIM as members of the faculty, alumni or both. The Institute’s diverse talent tapestry uniquely positions CIM as the future of classical music. The Institute will present one of the 
festivals' programs at Mixon Hall.

The Tudor Arms Hotel

    At the corner of Carnegie Avenue and Stokes Boulevard stands a baronial fortress of a building that looks as though it would be perfectly at home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. 

    Completed in 1933, the Gothic Revival building opened as the swanky, exclusive Cleveland Club. The enormous structure, designed by Frank Meade (who also designed countless extravagant homes in Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights), was the tallest and grandest in the University Circle area. The twelve-story building boasted ballrooms, a swimming pool, a bowling alley, tall ceilings, huge leaded windows, intricate and expensive detailing (including gargoyles and even a statue of Moses Cleaveland), and beautiful views of downtown Cleveland. 

The America-Israel Cultural Foundation

    The America-Israel Cultural Foundation funds young Israeli talent by opening necessary doors for young artists to develop their skills in Israel and worldwide. By encouraging creative excellence in today’s youth from all backgrounds and supporting artistic organizations and programs across Israel, AICF unites Israel with the rest of the world through a shared passion for arts and culture.

The Cleveland International Piano Competition

    The roots of the CIPC were established in 1974 with a biennial competition to honor the great French pianist Robert Casadesus and the warm relationship he had with legendary Cleveland Orchestra conductor George Szell.  In the mid-1990s a reorganization reframed the governance and structure of the organization, and created the name under which it operates today.

    In the years since, CIPC has grown from a single, biennial international competition into a fully-fledged arts organization.  The original Cleveland International Piano Competition is now on a four-year cycle, alternating every two years with CIPC for Young Artists, an international competition for pianists aged 12 to 17.  The organization also presents a year-long concert series in competition off years, and coordinates an extensive community outreach and education program designed to bring music into the lives of public school students, the elderly, and the community at large.