Inspiring and engaging Bexar County Youth

The Classical Music Institute’s 210 Festival Youth Program presents a distinguished opportunity for students aged 8–18 to explore and refine their talents as performers while cultivating essential musicianship skills. With offerings in voice, strings, and piano, this enriching program runs Monday through Friday from June 10 to 21, 2024.

The Youth Program aims to ignite a passion for classical music in young minds while fostering a nurturing environment for musical growth. The  program offers a variety of musical activities such as orchestra class, sectionals, chamber music training  (for advanced players), private lessons, interactive workshops, and free access to all CMI events. 210  Artist Faculty will incorporate the El Sistema methodology of training of using music as an instrument  for social transformation. From beginners to advanced players, students will hone their music skills with some of the top artists in the world. The Youth Program concludes with a final concert on June 21 at the Edgewood Theater of Performing Arts.  

Youth Program Schedule

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June 10-21, 2024


Edgewood Fine Arts S.T.E.A.M Academy


Age: 8-18

Disciplines: violin, viola, cello, bass, piano and voice

Level: beginner to advanced

To enroll in the CMI 210 Festival Youth Program, a Registration Fee of $10 per applicant is required. CMI, along with the Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, will cover the $300 per participant cost associated with instruction, meals, and full access to festival activities. This ensures an exceptional and accessible experience for all participants, alleviating financial strain on families. We understand the significance of this educational opportunity and are dedicated to maintaining its accessibility. Please be aware that the Registration Fee is nonrefundable.

Please contact Daniela Diaz ( with any questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the program?

The CMI 210 Festival dates are June 10 to 21, 2024.

Where is the program held?

Edgewood Fine Arts S.T.E.A.M Academy

How much does the program cost?

Youth Program students participate for free.

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?

The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday. Individual and instrument-specific schedules will be customized in advance of the program start.

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

Drop off times: 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Pick up times: 3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Are meals provided?

Light breakfast will be served at 8:00 am and lunch will be provided at 12:00pm.

Is there a final concert?

Yes. The program will conclude with a final concert on June 21 , comprised of all the students and faculty on stage.

Is an audition required?

Once you submit your application, you will be accepted to participate into the Youth Program.

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 email Daniela Diaz, Vice President of Artistic and Education Programs at