CMI Ascend Summer Education Program

June 14–25, 2021

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.


June 14–25, 2021

Location: Virtual and In-Person at Edgewood Fine Arts Academy

Eligibility: Ages 8–18

Experience: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $300 (financial aid available)


Week 1: June 14, 15, 16, 17 and 19. (18 and 20 days off).

Virtual activities: open for everyone> 10-3pm.

In-Person activities: open only for Edgewood students, 4-6:30pm, Edgewood Fine Arts Academy.

Week 2: June 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

In-person activities: open for all, 9-3pm, Edgewood Fine Arts Academy.


  • Orchestra Practice
  • Sectionals/Group Class
  • Voice Class
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory and Ear Training
  • String Quartet /Quintet Program
  • Conducting Workshop
  • Composition Workshop
  • Faculty Performances

Instrument Study Offered

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


Interested in enrollment information?

Fill out and submit this form to be the first to know when enrollment will begin.

Education Enrollment Info
Previously attended CMI Summer Program? *
Will you require financial assistance? *

Enroll today!

Financial Assistance is available at no cost for students who qualify in Bexar County. If financial aid is needed please indicate appropriately on the application form.

Enrollment Form

Email our Education Advisor, Daniela Diaz, at or please call 210.364.3884.

Important Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adding in the social distance standards and safety protocols during the second week of the program. We will conduct instruction in groups of 10 people or less. Each student will have their own music folder, chair and stand. We will maintain a social distance of 6 feet between each student. All people 8 years or older are required to wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth at all times.

Enroll in two easy steps!

Financial Assistance is available at no cost for students who qualify in Bexar County. If financial aid is needed please indicate appropriately on the application form.

1. Apply Online

Application period: May4—July 13, 2020.

2. Pay Tuition



How is CMI following COVID-19 health guidelines?

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

How much does the program cost?

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

PO Box 6846
San Antonio, TX 78209

Payment is due no later than June 25, 2021.

Where is the program held?

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

When is the program?

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

What are the age limits?

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

What is the daily schedule like?

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.

What time do I drop off/pick up my child?

Drop off times: 8:15 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

Pick up times: 3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Are meals provided?

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

Is there a final concert?

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.

Is an audition required?

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

Is tuition assistance offered?

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

Are absences allowed?

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.

Who do I contact for additional information or questions?

For additional information and questions please call 210.364.3884 or email Daniela Diaz, Education Advisor at

CMI depends on you

Every donation helps empower positive change for our area youth. Whether it’s funding music education programs or local classical music concerts, your donation makes the difference.


Thank you to our 2021 sponsors

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