Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Describing itself as a small independent conservatory with a world class faculty, the Cleveland Institute has become famed for producing highly skilled composers, chamber musicians, vocal soloists and instrumentalists.
Over half of the members - including all principal musicians - of the Cleveland Orchestra are connected to the school, meaning that post graduation prospects at this music school are second to none.
The student makeup at this conservatoire is culturally rich, with about a quarter of the school's attendees hailing from outside of the US.
Previous alumni include: Composer Donald Erb, Alan Baer, Principal Tuba of the New York Philharmonic and Elaine Douvas, Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra