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San Francisco Community Music Center believes that the joy of making music belongs to everyone. CMC provides high-quality lessons, programs and concerts at no or low cost to people of all age and musical abilities.

Community Music Center offers our Older Adult Choir program in partnership with senior centers across San Francisco. Learn more about it in this 5-minute video by Nina Goodby.

Community Music Center’s Teen Jazz Orchestra is a tuition-free ensemble dedicated to performing the music of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Count Basie, various other composers, and original compositions. The orchestra is led by composer, bassist, and teacher Marcus Shelby.

CMC Young Musicians Program: Mission District youth find focus, follow dreams. This video tells the story of Nena Aldaz, and how CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program helped transform a difficult period in her life to one in which she emerged a leader.

CMC’s Children’s Chorus performed “Teach Your Children” for composer Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash when he spoke at The Commonwealth Club last November. What an honor! Our thanks to Climate One and The Commonwealth Club for inviting our children to sing that day.  John Robinson filled in for Children’s Chorus Director Beth Wilmurt that day. Accompanying them on guitar was CMC faculty member Jono Kornfeld. Bravo everyone!

NCCLF has been a supportive partner, helping Community Music Center pursue its dream of improving and expanding our Mission District Headquarters in San Francisco. The adjacent Victorian next to CMC will provide much-needed space for music learning and community at CMC. Stay tuned for updates and thank you for your interest in our work!

The Song of the Three Kings / Los Reyes Magos, La Posarela 2011 – Video by Mercedes Romero

Matt Sarnecki’s report from CMC’s 90th Birthday Party – Courtesy of MissionLoc@l


Camp CMC 2010, music by Chus Alonso

CMC Music Therapist, Ian Franklin Wilkerson, on InBox by AAU


CMC’s Comprehensive Musicianship Program Plays “Separation Anxiety Polka”


A two-minute piece capturing CMC by Anne Hamersky, music by Chus Alonso