Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music

The world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music selected Akustiks to expand its performance and teaching facilities to better serve its institutional mission. The firm was engaged to develop the acoustical design for a new distance learning center, recording control rooms, percussion studios and general practice rooms. The new centerpiece of the project is the 250-seat Mixon Recital Hall, where the expansive use of glass and rich wood finishes creates a jewel box environment for soloists and small ensembles.

Project Location: Cleveland, OH

Client Name: Cleveland Institute of Music

Project Name: Cleveland Institute of Music Expansion

Architect: Charles Young Associates / Westlake Reed Leskosky

Theatre Consultant: Theatre Projects

Project Year: 2007

Project Size: 35,000 sq ft

Project Cost: US $40,000,000

A resplendent marriage of sight and sonics…the hall possesses qualities found in only the best facilities: warmth, clarity and resonance…Sound envelops the ears as if you’re planted in the middle of the performance.”
– Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain-Dealer


  • Cleveland Engineering Society, Award for Excellence, 2008


Photos © by Scott Francis


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