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 […]

CMC’s 14th Annual Faculty Keyboard Marathon: Night Music

By Suzanne Korey Last year the theme of our very successful Keyboard Marathon was Water Music, and one may wonder if all that beautiful music – from the Tempest Sonata to the Rains of Oregon – helped bring us all the rain, hail, and snow that we’ve received this year! Our theme this year is […]

CMC students featured in Junior Bach Festival performance

  CMC students Rebecca Portnoy, 7th grade, and Sammy McClanahan, 2nd grade, were recently selected to perform in the Junior Bach Festival concerts in March. This prestigious festival of 10 concerts celebrates the birthday of J.S. Bach. Students must pass an audition to participate. Rebecca and Sammy both study with Juliet McComas at our Richmond […]

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” […]

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 […]