Flutist Martha Aarons (Cleveland
Orchestra), April 16, 2005: "I'm very proud of all the performers.
How fast changes happened on the spot reflects a great teaching
approach. Keep up the great work!"
Latin-American Jazz Pianist Leo
Blanco (Venezuela), October 20, 2005 :"I never
thought a jazz program could be possible for students of such a
young age. Congratulations!"
Thomson (Canada), April 5, 2006: "The level is very high
for the age of the students I have just seen. Keep up the
great work, I see a huge potential coming in the near future."
Pompa-Baldi (Italy), June 17, 2008: "Congratulations for
the high level of preparation. I wish more institutions had
the courage and the guts to have artists evaluate their students. I
wish CIM did that. I like the professional commitment and
attitude a lot."
Kelemen (Hungary), January 28, 2009: "I have never seen in
my US music school tours pianist accompaniment so accessible at all
times. Take advantage, this will lead to your success."
Ghindin (Russia) February 3, 2009: "It is great to have a
school of this caliber and quality in Ohio." (Live interview on
Ewald Brass (Hungary), February
8, 2009: "I never thought recitals could ever be this
exciting. Chamber ensembles are shockingly great.
Cavani Quartet (CIM),
May 28, 2009: "Keep up what you're doing. We feel the passion
from your great teachers; everyone should be doing what you're
doing. ASM is absolutely great!"
Babayan (Armenia-Russia), September 29, 2009: "You are
taught artistic expression that is more than any other places of
this level I have ever seen."
Jazz Pianist Kenny Werner (USA)
October 11, 2009: "I am so impressed to see that you have Bobby
Selvaggio who is an absolute first class musician and teacher
running your Jazz program."
Clarinetist Dan Gilbert (USA) April
27, 2010: "I have so much respect for what's going on at the Aurora
School of Music which is this powerhouse of an institution, I'm
very impressed. I didn't know much about it before today in fact,
and what used to be a doctor's office is now this thriving musical
Mecca in Aurora." (Live WCLV interview)