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Interview with Tregar Otton, CMC faculty member

Tregar Otton began teaching at CMC in 2000, and in the 17 years he’s been here, has become more and more involved as a CMC faculty member. Tregar now teaches fiddle and violin at both branches, leads CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble, and teaches and arranges for CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program, Camp CMC, and our new […]

CMC Older Adult Choir concerts on KTVU, KCBS

  To celebrate the holidays, the CMC Aquatic Park Senior Center Choir gave a noontime concert at San Francisco City Hall on Monday, December 19. They looked and sounded great in the beautiful Rotunda, and they had a lot of fun! The choir was led by Beth Wilmurt and accompanied by Richard Daquioag. KTVU Channel 2 […]

CMC donates instruments to Chispas Musicales school in Nicaragua

                During CMC’s holiday break, our Mission Branch Registrar, Tania Morales, flew home to see her family in Nicaragua. In her suitcase there were seven recorders that she delivered to the nonprofit music program, Chispas Musicales, on behalf of Community Music Center. The word chispa literally means “spark” […]

We are thankful for our amazing volunteers!

This year Community Music Center has welcomed volunteer groups from Salesforce, Dropbox, Google, and Autodesk to our Mission Branch. These teams provided valuable support on a range of impactful projects including customizing our donor database (Salesforce), archiving and framing historical photos (Dropbox), and streamlining our online presence (Google). A Dropbox team also made a short video […]

Announcing 2017 Shenson Faculty Concert Series Grant Recipients

Each year, The Shenson Foundation sponsors four free community concerts at CMC. The following faculty members and their ensembles were selected by a committee of musicians from CMC’s Board of Directors. Stay tuned for concert announcements from these winning projects! Zina Bozzay and Vadalma Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) is a collaborative project led by Zina Bozzay […]

CMC Expands Successful Older Adult Choir Program, Bringing Joyful Singing to Hundreds of Bay Area Seniors

Innovative program now offers ten choirs in partnership with senior centers across the city with the inclusion of choirs in Bernal Heights, Castro and Marina neighborhoods SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 13, 2016) – Community Music Center (CMC) is expanding its successful Older Adult Choir Program in San Francisco by including three new choirs at senior centers […]

Announcing “Field Day at CMC,” a 95th Birthday Extravaganza and Performathon in Honor of its Founder, Gertrude Field

Contact: Kevin Herglotz HPA Strategic Communications 415-963-2601 kevin@hpastrategies.com For Immediate Release Community Music Center Announces “Field Day at CMC,” a 95th Birthday Extravaganza and Performathon in Honor of its Founder, Gertrude Field SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2016 – Music enthusiasts young and old are invited to help San Francisco’s Community Music Center celebrate its 95th […]

Announcing the Curtis Renshaw Memorial Scholarship at CMC

Curtis Renshaw

The Curtis Renshaw Memorial Scholarship honors the life of classical guitarist and Community Music Center teacher Curtis Renshaw by supporting the studies of a guitar student at CMC each year. Curtis passed away suddenly in June of 2015. He had taught at CMC since 1981, having given nearly 35 years of service to our community. […]

Congratulations 2016-2017 Merit Scholars!

Each May, juries of CMC faculty and staff listen to scores of students to select full scholarship recipients for the coming year, based on need and merit. The following young people are the recipients for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017. Charlotte Ackerly Memorial Scholarship Ying Chen Chevron Scholarship […]

Quartetto de Cremona finished a stellar season of Concerts with Conversation at CMC

Quartetto di Cremona | Photo by christina daysog

By Anh Lê Italy’s Quartetto di Cremona gave a superb concert at Community Music Center on April 15, as part of the free “Concert with Conversation Series” sponsored by San Francisco Performances. Internationally renowned for their “extremely mature and lyrical sound” (Strad), the Quartetto di Cremona string quartet was formed in 2000 at the Stauffer Academy […]