Archive for the 'Community Updates' Category

CMC Selects Yamaha CFX Piano to Offer Students, Audiences and Artists an Exemplary Experience

CMC's John Kyrk at the piano

SAN FRANCISCO (January 16, 2017) — Founded in 1921, Community Music Center (CMC) makes quality music education accessible to all in the San Francisco Bay Area through classes, tuition free programs and public performances with renowned musicians. They recently acquired a Yamaha CFX Concert Collection Grand Piano for their Mission District concert hall stage, and […]

Meet Ricky Lomeli, Associate Registrar at CMC’s Mission Branch

Ricky Lomeli is CMC’s new Associate Registrar. He is also a drummer, a pianist, a teacher, and a composer. Read on to learn more! Q: Where did your musical journey begin? Well to start, my mom is a naturally musical person and a really talented singer. I recently heard her singing karaoke at a party […]

Field Day at CMC: What a party!

By Christopher Borg, CMC’s Executive Director What a party! On Sunday, November 20, our community gathered at the biggest birthday party in CMC history for our first Field Day, named after CMC’s founder Gertrude Field. The 95th birthday celebration brought together a wide range of fun open-house activities and performances, including our first-ever 6-hour Performathon […]

Meet Nooshi Navidi, CMC’s new Accounting Assistant

Nooshi Navidi is CMC’s new Accounting Assistant. Read on to learn why she fits in so perfectly here! Q: What drew you to CMC? Music has always been a part of my life. I come from a musical family, play music, and sing. I also wanted to work for a nonprofit, since I’ve enjoyed this […]

CMC gift certificates and merchandise make great holiday gifts

Support CMC, and show your school spirit! For a limited time, CMC is selling mugs ($10), water bottles ($20) and tote bags ($15) at our Mission District Branch. Get them while you can – they make great holiday gifts! Give the gift of music! Gift certificates for any amount are available at CMC’s Mission and […]

CMC faculty Scott Foster on teaching and his upcoming CD release

scott foster

BY ANH LE Scott Foster, jazz guitarist extraordinaire in San Francisco, and his Jazz Quartet will perform at their CD Release Party at Bird and Beckett Books and Records on Friday, December 16, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Scott Foster and his Jazz Quartet have played monthly in the Jazz Series at Bird and Beckett for […]

CMC Older Adult Choirs to bring holiday spirit to San Francisco’s young and young at heart with concert series

Twelve free community events throughout San Francisco culminate with community concert in the Rotunda at City Hall SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 7, 2016) — Several hundred seniors from Community Music Center’s (CMC) Older Adult Choir Program are getting into the holiday spirit this year, hosting twelve concerts throughout San Francisco, bringing joy to revelers young and […]

Field Day at CMC: fun photos and great media attention!

Field Day at CMC, celebrating our founder Gertrude Field and 95 years of music for everyone, was a great success! Thanks to everyone who made the day so special. CMC students, staff, faculty, board members, supporters and volunteers all came together beautifully to support our mission. Together we raised over $23,000 for scholarships at CMC! Special […]

Community Music Center Boosts Tuition Assistance Programs to $1.9 Million, Expanding Accessibility of High Quality Music Instruction to San Franciscans Young and Old, Regardless of Financial Means

Approaching nearly a Century of Service, CMC continues to touch thousands of lives each year with the joy of music; Founder Gertrude Field to be honored during November 20 community celebration SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2016 – Operating from a bustling Victorian home on Capp Street in the Mission District, bursting at the seams with […]

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 […]