New Cleveland Institute of Music Petition Calls for Firing of President, Provost & Conductor Carlos Kalmar

Numerous alumni, educators, and performers have submitted a petition to the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Board requesting the firing of President Paul Hogle, Provost Scott Harrison, and conductor Carlos Kalmar. “Their collective abuse of power has been rampant to the extreme detriment of current and recent students. After watching in horror for several years the mishandling and denial of students’ {…}

Carlos Kalmar Cleared from Sexual Harassment Case at Cleveland institute of Music

(Credit: Michael Jones) The Cleveland Institute of Music has cleared Carlos Kalmar of sexual harassment charges following an investigation. In a letter, CIM Dean, Dean Southern said, “Thank you for your patience as the Cleveland Institute of Music worked to conduct a thorough and fact-based investigation into Title IX allegations involving Carlos Kalmar. The investigation was led by Carole Rendon, {…}

Grant Park Music Festival to Move Forward with Carlos Kalmar Following Allegations of Harassment in Cleveland

The Grant Park Music Festival is set to move forward with Carlos Kalmar as its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor following allegations of Sexual misconduct at the Cleveland Music Institute. In a letter to the orchestra and orchestra, President & CEO Paul Winberg said, “I’m writing with an update to my May 2nd e-mail regarding the unspecified allegations of misconduct {…}