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WelcomeExcellence in Music Education
Established 1990

Michael Tseitlin

I feel honored and fortunate to have the trust of so many talented faculty and students to lead an institution of such high quality and will work very hard to continue CIM's tradition of excellence.
Michael Tseitlin, CIM President

David Chen

I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with the world-class faculty at CIM. Eleven years of training Received at CIM gave me the skills and confidence to pursue a professional musician career.
David Chan, Alumni Class 1991, Laureate of the Tchaikovsky and Indianapolis International Competitions. Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Faculty at the Juilliard School of Music


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Music of Michael Tseitlin can be heard

November 16th
at Recital in Liege, Belgium

November 21
at Recital at the Jerusalem Music Academy

November 23
Recital in Tel Aviv

Prof. Tseitlin will be giving Master Classes

November 19 & 20
at Zubin Mehta Academy in Tel Aviv, Israel

November 21
at the Jerusalem Music Academy

May 13 & 14, 2014
at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan

What did Annelle Gregory do lately?
She won $2,000 and the fourth prize in the Stradivari International Competition in Salt Lake City;
won $6,000 in Musical Merit Auditions;
won 1st Prize and $2,500 in Rancho Bernardo Chorale Competition and gave a solo recital at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on July 15th.

Jasmine Wang performed Tchaikovsky Concerto with San Diego Youth Symphony.

Ryan Park performed Mozart Concerto No.3 with San Diego Youth Sinfonia.

Francesca Dego recorded all 24 caprices by Paganini for Deutsche Grammophon

Carolyn Lee will play the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the San Diego International Youth Symphony on July 27th at the Point Loma Nazarene College.

Grossmont Auditions

Annelle Gregory won first prize and $2,000
Megan Wu, won 2nd prize.

San Diego Youth Symphony Concerto Competition Jasmine Wang, 1st place winner will perform Tchaikovsky Concerto with the San Diego Youth Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall

Congratulation to Annelle Gregory for third place Junior Laureate Sphinx Competition. Annelle is the first artist selected and only youth artist to perform during forthcoming 50th Anniversary of I HAVE A DREAM Speech Concert presented by MusicUNTOLD with KUSC Radio as media sponsor. Date of concert to be announced next week

On February 20th Nathan Gendler performed in Chicago a recital program for the Stradivari Society to a standing ovation and is invited to perform there next season.

La Jolla Symphony Competition results:
Annelle Gregory, 1st Place
Jasmine Wang, 3rd Place
Harold Reeves, 5th Place

MTAC Concerto Competition
Senior Division:
Megan Wu, 1st Place
Shirley Wu, 3rd Place
Richard Xu, 3rd Place

Winners of 2013 San Diego VOCE Competition:
Junior Solo:
1st Place Ryan Park;
3rd Place Amy Lee;
Honorable Mention Susan Lee
Intermediate Solo: 1st Place Kalvin Hibi
Senior Solo: 1st Place Jasmine Wang;
2nd Place Annelle Gregory;
3rd Place - Meagan Wu;
Honorable Mention Amanda Lipski and Shirley Wu

Intermediate Chamber Ensembles:
1st Place Hailey Schricker, Paul Maxwell, Adrian Liu;
2nd Place: Kalvin Hibi, Ryan Park, Tommy Henes, Stephen Yang, and Clara Truong

Senior Chamber Ensembles:
1st Place Shirley Wu, Megan Wu, Stephen Ai.

Annelle Gregory is performing Mozart Concerto No. 5 with the Long Beach Mozart Orchestra on January 26th.

Winners of 2012 San Diego ASTA Competition:
Senior Division: 1st Place - Harold Reeves
Junior Division: 1st Place Annelle Gregory,
2nd Place Jasmine Wang

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L'Ermitage Concert Series
Violin and Piano
Recital featuring
Irina Tseitlin and Kevin Fitz-Gerald March 7, at 8:30 PM Luxe Hotel 11461 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA

Schnittke –
Suite in the Old Style Mozart -
Sonata in B flat major K454
Tseitlin - Circus 1937 Wieniawski – Polonaise Brillante in A major

Admission is free

Carmel Valley Library
Community Room
3919 Townsgate Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92130
March 30th, 2013
at 12:30pm