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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.

Teaching Artist FellowshipInstrumental Program: June 2 — 23, 2024
Vocal Collaborative Piano Fellowship: June 3 — 28, 2024

The CMI Teaching Artist Fellowship is a rigorous performance and pedagogy training program for string players, pianists, and vocalists with the aim of bridging the gap between a teaching artist’s education and professional performance and pedagogy career. All participants are awarded a $1,000 stipend, travel reimbursements up to $500 ($1,000 for cellists), covered tuition, and housing*. Activities include chamber music coaching, lessons, supervised teaching, professional development seminars, and perform alongside CMI Artist-Faculty and Guest Artists in chamber music. A registration fee of $300 must be paid to reserve space upon acceptance, refundable at arrival of the program.

*If needed. We ask that San Antonio-area residents commute from their home.

The 2024 Teaching Artist Fellowship is open to the following disciplines: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice.

The Voice program application can be found on YAPTracker.

2023 Artist-Faculty Highlights:

Francisco Fullana Concertmaster - Concert Violinist, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center
Anna Lee - Concert Violinist
Siwoo Kim - Concert Violinist, Artistic Director at VIVO Music Festival
Brendan Speltz - Escher String Quartet

Ramon Carrero - Terra String Quartet
Jesse Morrison - Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Edwin Kaplan - Tesla Quartet

Titilayo Ayangade - Thalea String Quartet
Mihai Marica - Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center
Brook Speltz - Escher String Quartet

Double Bass:
Luis Primera - Charleston Symphony
Andres Vela - Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wayne Ching - Trinity University 

José Luis Gomez - Music Director, Tucson Symphony
Francesco Milioto - Music Director, OPERA San Antonio
Leonardo Pineda - CMI Resident Conductor

If you have questions regarding the program or the application, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Wayne Ching at
For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.