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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 Fellowship ProgramJune 8 - June 24, 2023
The CMI Teaching Artist Fellowship Program is a rigorous orchestral, performance, and pedagogy training program for string players and pianists with the aim of bridging the gap between a teaching artist’s education and professional performance and pedagogy career. The Summer 2023 Fellowship Program takes place June 8 – 24 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 $3,000 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 April 7, 2023. A registration fee of $300 must be paid to reserve space upon acceptance, refundable upon completion of the program.

*For residents of San Antonio-area, we ask that you commute from your place of residence.

The 2023 Fellowship Program is open to the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano.

2023 Artist-Faculty Highlights:

Francisco Fullana Concertmaster - Concert Violinist, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center
Sumire Hirotsuru - Author, Akita International University
Anna Lee - Concert Violinist
Allison Lovera - Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
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.