The mission of Community Music Center is to make high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. Classes are offered on a sliding scale and some are completely tuition-free.
CMC students range in age from a few months to nearly 100 years old, and they enjoy classes in everything from Western classical to Chinese to Latin Music. Audience members enjoy events ranging from square dances to contemporary music performances. Last year over 2,400 students of all ages studied at CMC and thousands attended CMC performances.
“Community Music Center a constant amid Mission District change” – San Francisco Chronicle
Our commitment to accessibility dates back nearly a century
CMC’s mission of accessibility drives every aspect of our work. Our tuition assistance program, totaling $1.9 million this school year, supports students through free programs, scholarships, and sliding-scale tuition.
Founded in 1921, Community Music Center is one of the oldest and largest community arts organizations on the West Coast. From our teachers to our staff, we’re all committed to sharing our love of music and helping our students succeed. CMC has branches in the Mission and Richmond districts, as well as programs throughout the city.
CMC programs at a glance