Oboe player Maya Enriquez was a CMC Merit Scholar and a member of our Young Musicians Program. The first in her family to attend college, Maya thanks CMC for a music education that contributed both to success her studies and the ongoing joy of playing in her life.
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In 1921, Gertrude Field founded Community Music Center with one mission: music for everyone. Many things have changed since then, but CMC’s mission has remained the same. Our commitment to accessibility and our extensive tuition assistance program have ensured that no one is denied the opportunity to study music here for lack of ability to pay.
Last year, over 2,400 students from all ages and backgrounds studied music at CMC and thousands of community members enjoyed free and low-cost concerts.
CMC’s mission of accessibility drives every aspect of our work. Our tuition assistance program, which we expect will total $1.9 million this school year, supports students through free programs, scholarships, and sliding-scale tuition. CMC’s award-winning Young Musicians Program offers free, comprehensive music education to local youth. On the other end of the age spectrum, our Older Adult Choir Program brings the joys of singing to diverse, low-income adults, benefiting their health and well-being.
Just a few ways your donation can help a student at CMC:
CMC has demonstrated the power of music to change lives to over one million students and concertgoers. We’ve been making music accessible to everyone for more than ninety-five years and we couldn’t do it without the help of supporters like you.
Help more low-income families share in the joy of making music with a tax-deductible donation.
Take a look at the many ways you can support our work.
View or download CMC’s FY2016 Annual Report (PDF).
San Francisco Community Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; EIN #94-1156270. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.