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 […]

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 […]

Save the dates for holiday concerts of note!

  Amahl and the Night Visitors Join the Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble for a CMC holiday tradition: a fully-staged production of Menotti’s seasonal opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Sunday, December 4 at 11:00am Free admission     CMC’s December Fiesta Join Community Music Center students and community members for a festive holiday concert with traditional […]

Field Day Fundraising Tips!

Thank you to our Field Day performers and fundraisers for gathering support for music education at CMC! Here are a few fundraising tips: Use social media to request donations from your friends and family. Here are a few templates you can use: Facebook: I’m raising money for @CommunityMusicCenter scholarships. Can you help me reach my goal […]

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 […]

Save the date for CMC’s December Fiesta!

Join Community Music Center students and community members for a festive holiday concert with traditional Christmas and year-end songs from Mexico, Spain and Latin America! The event will include include sing-alongs, dance music, refreshments and a Mexican piñata. CMC’s December Fiesta is a winter celebration that will feature members from Community Music Center’s Older Adult Choirs, […]

Meet CMC’s new Campaign Director, Carolyn Charlton Squeri

Carolyn Squeri

Last month, Carolyn Charlton Squeri joined CMC’s development team as our Campaign Director. Carolyn has successfully completed capital campaigns in the Bay Area ranging in scope from $4 million to $120 million and has joined CMC at the just the right time. I hear you are a fourth generation San Franciscan! What neighborhood did you […]

El Son de la Misión is back by popular demand!

El Son de la Misión, originally commissioned and produced by CMC, is back at the Brava Theatre by popular demand! CMC students in our Mission District Young Musicians Program will participate again in these encore performances, along with La Familia Peña-Govea. The team has added new music, dance and multi-media material as well. Read on for the details and ticket […]

This is how easy it is to sign up for our Field Day Performathon

Field Day at CMC

The deadline to sign up to participate in CMC’s Field Day Performathon is October 20: less than one week away! Find out how easy it was for these performers to get involved…. “In place of gifts on our birthdays, my friends and I choose charities to support. This fall, I chose Community Music Center as my […]