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Classical Music Institute (CMI) provides classical music education and orchestral performances in the San Antonio area. CMI was created to enrich, inspire, create intellectual curiosity, foster personal growth, and cultivate better citizens of our community.
CMI Ascend Summer Education Program
June 13 - June 25, 2022
The CMI Ascend Summer Education Program is open to Bexar County students ages 8–18 studying strings, piano, and voice of all levels. Students will hone their musical skills with some of the top performing and teaching artists with active international careers including members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New World Symphony, El Sistema Venezuela, Concert Artists Guild, and faculty from the California State University, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and New Mexico State University. Daily activities take place at the Edgewood Fine Arts STEAM Academy, including orchestra, chamber music coachings/rehearsals, lessons, master classes, faculty recitals and workshops. The program will conclude with a student concert at the Edgewood Theatre of Fine Arts on June 24, 2022, and a final faculty concert at the Tobin Center fro the Performing Arts on June 25, 2022.

Voice applications should be submitted at YAPTracker.

CMI Teaching Artist Fellowship ProgramJune 11 - June 25, 2022
The CMI Teaching Artist Fellowship Program is a rigorous orchestral, teaching, and chamber music training program for string players/pianists/vocalists, who have completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree in music. The inaugural Summer 2022 Fellowship Program takes place June 11 – 25 in San Antonio, Texas. All participants are awarded competitive fellowships, receiving chamber music coaching, lessons, supervised teaching, and perform alongside CMI Artist-Faculty in concerts. Each participant attends on a fellowship award valued at $2,500 covering the costs of tuition and lodging. Pre-formed ensembles (such as a string quartet) are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 28, 2022. A non-refundable fee of $300 must be paid to reserve space upon acceptance.

Voice applications should be submitted at YAPTracker.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Classical Music Institute at or +1 210-364-3884.
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