CMI ASCEND

Music Education Program

CMI’s Summer Education Program is open to Bexar County students ages 8–18. From beginners to advanced players, students will hone their music skills with some of the top artists in the world. The program will conclude with a final concert location and date TBD.

Details

  • June 14–25, 2021
  • Location TBD
  • Eligibility: Ages 8–18
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced

Disciplines

  • Private Lessons
  • Orchestra Practice
  • Sectionals/Group Class
  • Voice Class
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory and Ear
  • Training
  • Yoga

 

  • Peer Mentorship Program
  • String Quartet /Quintet Program
  • Conducting Workshop
  • Composition Workshop
  • Masterclasses
  • Faculty Performances

Instrument Study

  • Voice
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Piano

Ascend Programs

The CMI Ascend Summer Education Program (Ages 8-18) helps young beginner to advanced students explore their talents as a performer and build musicianship skills.

The Classical Music Institute of San Antonio’s Ascend Summer Program offers musicians and singers aged 8-18 the opportunity to explore their talents. The program runs 9am-3pm Monday-Friday from June 13-25 and lunch is provided for the participants each day. Tuition for the program is $300 and scholarships are available for those with financial need.

Advanced applicants will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one lessons with the CMI Ascend Teaching-Artists, participate in solo and ensemble performances, sit in on career discussion talks, and meet and work with a variety of internal performing artists.

Applicants with little to no musical experience a chance to develop their skills. Students with little to no musical experience will take part in group voice and piano lessons with instruction focusing on learning to read musical notes, rhythms, and harmony.

How to Apply

Application Requirements

Beginning to Intermediate Students

  • Contact Information
  • Musical experience questionnaire
  • Video of a short performance (recommended but not required)

Advanced Students

  • Contact Information
  • Musical experience questionnaire
  • Two videos of contrasting pieces of music (live accompaniment preferred, but pre-recorded backing tracks are accepted)

Program Dates

June 11–25, 2022

Application review begins on February 25.

Application received after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Results will be announced by March 28.

Fees

Application fee: $15
$300 non-refundable registration fee must be paid by April 15.

Participants must provide room, board, and travel to San Antonio. Scholarships are available.

STRINGS AND PIANO APPLICATION ON ACCEPTD

VOICE APPLICATION ON YAPTRACKER

You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details).

The CMI Ascend Collegiate Voice Program is a rigorous art song and chamber music training program for undergraduate college students looking to work with world-class performers to hone their performance craft and artistry.

The CMI Ascend Solo & Chamber Music Voice Program is an intensive two-week program running from June 11-25 focusing on solo and chamber vocal music. Participants will take part in individual coaching, solo and ensemble performances, masterclasses, diction instruction, and career skills classes with the CMI Ascend artist-faculty, which consists of international performing artists and teachers from all over the Americas. Tuition is $300 for two weeks and competitive scholarships are available. Application review begins on March 11 and applications received after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 28, 2022.

How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Two videos of performances of contrasting repertoire
  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Prospective Repertoire the applicant would like to perform

If applying as a pre-formed group, each member should submit a separate application.

Program Dates

June 11–25, 2022

Application review begins on February 25.

Application received after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Results will be announced by April 15.

Fees

Application fee: $15
$300 non-refundable registration fee must be paid by March 11.

Participants must provide room, board, and travel to San Antonio.
Scholarships are available.

Application on YAPTracker

You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details).

EDUCATION FACULTY

Titilayo Ayangade

Titilayo Ayangade

Cello
USA
Francisco Fullana

Francisco Fullana

Concertmaster, Chamber Music Director, Violin
Spain
Ramón Carrero-Martínez

Ramón Carrero-Martínez

Viola
Venezuela
Leonardo Pineda

Leonardo Pineda

Assistant Conductor
Venezuela
Photo of Marcela Campos

Marcela Campos

Violin
Mexico
Jorge Martínez-Ríos

Jorge Martínez-Ríos

Viola—Principal
Mexico
Jordan Bak

Jordan Bak

Viola
USA
George Amorim

George Amorim

Double Bass
Brazil
Clare Bradford

Clare Bradford

Cello
USA
Rowan Puig

Rowan Puig

Double Bass
Puerto Rico
Photo of María Paula Bernal

María Paula Bernal

Violin
Colombia
Luis Cuevas

Luis Cuevas

Violin
Venezuela
Photo of Pedro Bonet González

Pedro Bonet González

Cello
Spain
Daniela Diaz

Daniela Diaz

Education Advisor, Violin
Venezuela
Brook Speltz

Brook Speltz

Violin
USA
Siwoo Kim

Siwoo Kim

Violin
South Korea
Photo of Allison Lovera

Allison Lovera

Violin
Venezuela
Photo of Ana María Quintero

Ana María Quintero

Violin
Colombia
Wayne Ching

Wayne Ching

Piano
USA
Moni Simeonov

Moni Simeonov

Violin
Bulgaria
Christopher Besch

Christopher Besch

Bass-Baritone
USA
Photo of Brendan Speltz

Brendan Speltz

Violin
USA
Ronald Villabona

Ronald Villabona

CMI Resident Artist, Education Advisor, Violin
Venezuela
Photo of Mara Arredondo

Mara Arredondo

Viola
USA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CMI aims to meet and exceed guidelines from the CDC, State of Texas and
City of San Antonio. Please find more information below:

Tobin Center Venue Disease Mitigation Plan

OpenTexas Day Youth Camp Guidelines

OpenTexas Fine Arts Performance Hall Guidelines

The cost for CMI’s Summer Education Program is $300 for two weeks. Payment can be made through our website or mailed to:

CMI
PO Box 6846
San Antonio, TX 78209

Payment is due no later than June 25, 2021.

In the past the program took place at the Tobin Center – Carlos Alvarez Theatre. However this year’s location is to be announced.

CMI’s Summer Education Program is for two weeks beginning Monday, June 14 and ending Friday, June 25, 2021.

We accept students ages 8-18. Parents with students under 8 years old can contact CMI Education Advisor Daniela Diaz at ddiaz@cmi-sa.org for further information.

Schedule will be 9am–2pm, M|W|F of each week.

Individual and instrument-specific schedules will be customized in advance of the camp start.

Drop off times: 8:15 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

Pick up times: 3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Light breakfast will be served and a nutritious to-go lunch will be provided.

We plan to have student and faculty performances. Due to COVID-19, audience and ensemble sizes will be reduced to promote social distancing and healthy environments for all.

Once you submit your application, you will be accepted to participate in the CMI 2021 Summer Education Program. However, we want to have a chance to get to know you before the program starts. You can show us who you are by submitting a video link to the application, or by scheduling an appointment with Daniela Diaz, Education Advisor, at ddiaz@cmi-sa.org.

Tuition assistance is offered for eligible Bexar County students. For more tuition assistance information please refer to the enrollment application.

Absences are allowed only for extenuating circumstances. Only two absences are allowed. If a student misses more than two days, they will not be able to participate for the remainder of the program.

For additional information and questions please call 210.364.3884 or email Daniela Diaz, Education Advisor at ddiaz@cmi-sa.org.

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