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Date(s) - 02/08/23
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Severance Hall

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6:30–7:30pm, Conversation with Dean Donna Yoo & Lisl Wangermann
Ginn Suite, Severance Music Center

Donna Yoo, Dean of Artistic Administration and Operations at Cleveland Institute of Music (MM, Yale School of Music, ’09) and Lisl Wangermann, Master of Music candidate in vocal performance (BA, Yale, ’21), will discuss how their music education at Yale influenced their path in the music industry and to Cleveland Institute of Music.

7:30-9:00 pm, Concert with CIM Orchestra
Mandel Concert Hall, Severance Music Center

Join us in exclusive box seats at Severance Hall to hear the CIM orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kalmar. We are also kindly invited by CIM to a reception in the Ginn Suite during intermission.

  • PRANGCHAROEN Phenomenon (2004)
  • LISZT Totentanz, Soo Ji Lee, piano, student artist
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55

Cost is $20 per person, paid to the Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland.

Click to register below before February 1.

Reservations are limited to the first 40 registrants.


Donna Yoo, D.M.A. is Dean of Artistic Administration and Operations at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Originally trained as both a pianist and a horn player, she is a leader with deep commitment and passion for the classical music industry and higher education.

Yoo is a graduate and a longtime staff member of the Yale School of Music (YSM). While at Yale, she served as YSM’s inaugural Director of Alumni Affairs, Director of Communications, and most recently, Director of Admissions. Yoo is a recipient of the Board of Governors Excellence Awards by Yale University and Yale Alumni Association and the prestigious Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale School of Music, awarded for her extraordinary service to music.

Lisl Wangermann is a lyric soprano from Dallas, TX with a passion for bringing opera to life and making it accessible for all audiences.Winner of the 2021 Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts from Yale University and recipient of a 2020 encouragement award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Lisl graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2021 and is currently continuing her education at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studies with Ms. Dina Kuznetsova. She also serves as the Development Assistant for Apollo’s Fire.