Distinguished conductor Carlos Kalmar was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2021, where he will prepare pre-professional musicians to perform as top tier orchestral musicians, conducts the CIM Orchestra and trains promising young conductors.

In 2021, he celebrated his eighteenth and final year as music director of the Oregon Symphony, during which time the ensemble garnered rave reviews from international press and was nominated for several GRAMMY© Awards. He is also the artistic director and principal conductor of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago.  


  • Vienna Academy of Music (now known as University of Music and Performing Arts) with Karl Osterreicher

Teaching Experience

Conducting residencies including:

  • Colburn School
  • Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin)
  • Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • The Juilliard School
  • University of Music and Performing Arts (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien)
  • Yale School of Music