CMC collaborates with many organizations, both arts and non-arts, to provide music programming for people of all ages.

CMC introduces, deepens and broadens musical experiences for children and adults in pre-schools, elementary, middle and high schools, senior centers and other settings. 

Collaborations include programming with San Francisco Unified School District, Mission district arts and culture organizations, music presenters and various SF public library branches.

CMC’s Older Adult Choir Program partners with the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAS) and 15 senior centers throughout San Francisco. The program has grown as choirs have cycled out of the Community of Voices research study led by UCSF in partnership with CMC and DAS.
For information on creating a specially designed program for your organization, contact Program Director, Sylvia Sherman at or call 415-647-6015 x172.

CMC Off-Site Music Programs

San Francisco Unified School District

SFUSD Mariachi Program:

Buena Vista Horace Mann (K-8)
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Cleveland Elementary
Dolores Huerta Elementary
June Jordan School for Equity
Junipero Serra Elementary
Mission High School
School for the Arts High School
Thurgood Marshall High School

CMC Residencies (SFUSD)

Charles Drew Elementary
Downtown High School
Jefferson Elementary

CMC Residencies (Other)

Bayview Hill Gardens
Hamilton Families
Jamestown Community Center
Mission Neighborhood Center

Older Adult Choir Program Partners

30th Street Senior Center
Aquatic Park Senior Center
Bayview Senior Services/Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
Castro Senior Center
Catholic Charities – OMI Senior Center
Centro Latino de San Francisco
Downtown Senior Center
IT Bookman Senior Center
Mission Neighborhood Center
Richmond Senior Center
SF Department of Aging and Adult Services
Veterans Equity Center
Western Addition Senior Center

Organizations that Present CMC Students and Productions

Alvarado Elementary School
Bethany Senior Housing/Ruth’s Table
Buena Vista Horace Mann School
Jazz in the Neighborhood
Jewish Community Center of SF
Mexican Consulate
Mission Community Market
Mission Neighborhood Centers
Museum of the African Diaspora
Paseo Artístico (Acción Latina, Calle 24, Brava Theater, MCCLA, Precita Eyes, Dance Mission Theater, Medicine for Nightmares)
SF Carnaval
SF Chamber Orchestra
SF Public Library
SF Symphony
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Organizations that Provide CMC Students with Free or Low-Cost Concert Tickets

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
SF Bach Choir
SF Conservatory of Music
SF Symphony
SF Performances

Organizations that have Provided On-Site Music Education, Programing, and Training at CMC

Composers in Schools
Cypress String Quartet
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Pacific Singer & Actors Workshop
Philharmonia Baroque
SF International Arts Festival
SF Opera
The San Francisco Early Music Society

Organizations that serve seniors

Community Living Campaign
Covia/Front Porch Creative Aging Symposium
Department of Disability and Aging Services
Institute on Aging
Jewish Community Center of SF
Metta Fund
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Senior Corps
SF Village

Other collegial organizations to which CMC belongs

Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area
Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly
National Guild of Community Arts Education
SF Arts Community Collaborative

CMC wishes to Thank