School of Music

Specialty Area Sites

Cleveland Contemporary Players

A vital component of Cleveland State's Music Composition curriculum, the Cleveland Contemporary Players brings into residence the most renowned visiting artists in contemporary music: Pulitzer Prize-winning composers, world-renowned soloists, and virtuoso ensembles. Learn more here.


The department serves post-graduate and undergraduate percussion students with its nine dedicated percussion practice rooms and unparalleled collection of modern and vintage instruments. The department offers a comprehensive performance curriculum with emphasis on orchestral and concert percussion. Frequent clinics and masterclasses by leading percussion performers and educators add to the breadth and depth of the student experience at CSU.