Texas Chamber Music Institute (TCMI), founded by TCU School of Music faculty Juliette Herlin, Haerim Liz Lee, and Michael Bukhman, is an exciting new summer chamber music and collaborative piano training program. Geared toward pre-professional young musicians in both junior and senior age categories, TCMI provides intensive solo and ensemble training with world-class faculty, performance opportunities, workshops dedicated to developing skills necessary to be a versatile musician, wellness sessions, and more. The week will culminate with performances at the state-of-the-art Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU.

During the intensive week, the students will engage in:

  • Two one-hour lessons
  • Daily chamber music coachings
  • Solo & chamber music masterclasses by renowned artists
  • Workshops on public speaking, career development, and entrepreneurship
  • Yoga for musicians
  • Solo & chamber music recitals

Special Awards

All students will participate in the final chamber music concert in the state-of-the-art Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU on the final day of the Institute. At the discretion of the faculty, one group from each category (junior and senior) will be chosen for the Best Final Performance distinction and awarded a cash prize. The purpose of the award is to encourage the highest level of dedication, musicianship, and collegiality in preparation for possible careers in chamber music performance.

In addition, one Collaborative Piano Fellow will also be recognized as Most Supportive Artist and awarded a cash prize, in recognition of the Fellow’s extraordinary contribution to the string students in their various rehearsals and performances.

All students will receive a certificate of completion and excellence after the final performance – family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend this festive culmination of TCMI!

Sample Daily Schedule

8am – 9am: Breakfast

9am – 12pm: Private lessons & Practice

12pm – 1pm: Lunch Break

1pm – 3pm: Chamber Music Rehearsal & Coaching

3pm – 4pm: Break/Tea time

4pm – 5:30pm: Masterclasses/Workshops

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Concert/Evening activity