CMC faculty Scott Foster on teaching and his upcoming CD release

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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 […]

CMC’s Older Adult Choirs singing this December

Western Addition Older Adult Choir

CMC’s Older Adult Choirs have a lot of singing planned for this holiday season! Seven of CMC’s ten older adult choirs will perform in December, and each show is free and open to the public. Come join us in song to celebrate the season!   Learn more about CMC’s Older Adult Choirs.   Thursday, December 8 […]

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 […]