CMI Teaching Artist Fellowship Program

June 8–24, 2023

Bridging the gap between education and performance

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 at 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.

The OPERA San Antonio/Classical Music Institute Voice Program applications can be found on YAPTracker.

If you have questions regarding the program or the application, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Wayne Ching at

How to Apply

Program Eligibility:

  • Ages 18 – 35
  • Completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree in music

Health & Safety Protocols:

CMI requires all students, artists, and staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If necessary, additional protocols such as regular testing (provided by CMI), indoor masking, and social distancing may be required. Please note that health and safety protocols are subject to change, and may be relaxed or made more stringent as public health conditions evolve.

Application Requirements

  • Recording (video preferred) of two contrasting solo works that best show differing aspects of your musicianship. These can include movements from sonatas, concerti (with orchestra or piano reduction), contemporary works, or showpieces. Works that include accompaniment should be recorded with that material. You may submit a third, optional chamber music recording
  • Answer a few questions about your teaching experience and professional goals
  • List of works you have recently studied/performed

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

Program Dates

June 8–24, 2023

Application review begins on March 17.

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

Results will be announced April 7.


Application fee: $45

A $300 refundable registration fee is paid to reserve space upon acceptance and will be refunded by completion of program. Registration fee must be paid by April 21.


Activities Include

Chamber music performances alongside world-class artists
Supervised pedagogical training
Chamber and solo music master classes
Private lessons
Career advice seminars and discussions
Free admission to all festival events
Ensemble performance opportunities


Daily mentorship from international faculty
  • George Amorim
  • Jordan Bak
  • Dr. Christopher Besch
  • Clare Bradford
  • Ramón Carrero-Martínez
  • Dr. Wayne Ching
  • Luis Cuevas
  • Daniela Diaz
  • Francisco Fullana
  • Pedro Bonet Gonzalez
  • Chelsea Helm
  • Siwoo Kim
  • Shannon Lee
  • Allison Lovera
  • Mihai Marica
  • Jorge Martínez-Ríos
  • Jesse Morrison
  • Leonardo Pineda
  • Rowan Puig
  • Tomomi Sato
  • Moni Simeonov
  • Ronald Villabona
Photo of music students

Ready to Apply?

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).

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