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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 Programs (Strings, Piano, Conducting): June 2 — 23, 2024

The CMI Teaching Artist Fellowship is a rigorous performance and pedagogy training program for string players, pianists, conductors, 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, Conducting, Voice.

Voice program application can be found on YAPTracker.

Vocal Collaborative Piano Fellowship
June 3 — 28, 2024

The Vocal Collaborative Piano Fellowship is geared towards up-and-coming vocal pianist-coaches. They will perform both with the Teaching Artist Fellows and the Apprentice Artists. The artist will also take part in the touring program which visits various locations in San Antonio. A $1,000 stipend, up to $500 in travel reimbursement, and housing/local transportation are provided. For more details on the Voice Teaching Artist Fellowship and Vocal Collaborative Piano Fellowship, please visit OPERA San Antonio/Classical Music Institute Young Artist Program 

Artist Faculty & Guest Artist Highlights:

Francisco Fullana - Concert Violinist, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center
Anna Lee - Concert Violinist
Kristin Lee - University of Cincinnati - CCM
Yung-Hsuan Lo - CMI
Siwoo Kim - Artistic Director, VIVO Music Festival
Brendan Speltz - Escher String Quartet

Ramon Carrero - Ensemble Connect
Jesse Morrison - Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Clare Bradford - Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Mihai Marica - Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center
Brook Speltz - Escher String Quartet

Wayne Ching - Trinity University 

Leonardo Pineda - Bard Conservatory

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.