From the CIM:
Dear students, faculty, staff, alumni and Trustees,
As you may know from news reports, CIM’s head of trombone Massimo La Rosa was suspended in September from his position at The Cleveland Orchestra pending an investigation into claims of sexual misconduct.
This morning, as part of our own internal investigation, we suspended Mr. La Rosa from his CIM teaching duties until our investigation is concluded.
If you have information that may be helpful to this process, please contact one of the Title IX committee members, who are:
David Gilson, Associate Dean for Student Affairs (email@example.com | 216.795.3163)
Brian Sweigart, Senior Associate Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org | 216.791.4440
Tammie Belton, Director of Human Resources (email@example.com | 216.795.3119)
Maddi Lucas Tolliver, Interim Executive Director of Preparatory and Continuing Education (firstname.lastname@example.org | 216.795.3204)
If you have concerns to report or would like to access counseling resources, please visit this section on our website for more information, including CIM’s Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy.
The Dean’s office is already working with CIM faculty and has communicated to our trombone students that Randall Hawes will lead the trombone studio on an interim basis. Mr. Hawes is CIM’s professor of bass trombone, distinguished bass trombone of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and a consummate artist and pedagogue.
Paul W. Hogle
President | CEO