A Message of Solidarity from CMC

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Community Music Center was founded nearly 100 years ago with the desire to bring together a diverse and vibrant community through the unifying power of music. Racism has no place in our community. We denounce violence against black, brown, and indigenous people. We stand in solidarity with the black community in calling for justice in […]

CNN: Study sings the praises of choir membership for lonely older adults

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Aired March 2 and March 3 on CNN Staying Well by Lauren Lee CNN coverage of the CMC Older Adult Choir Program and the Community of Voices Study in collaboration with UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS). The story features interviews with CMC Older Adult Choir staff and singers […]

Community Music Center to host “Trans and Singing: A Symposium for Voice Teachers and Singers” to encourage transgender voices to be strengthened and heard

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A culturally and artistically innovative vocal symposium seeks to encourage transgender voices that have been silenced to grow and be heard. Community Music Center is hosting “Trans and Singing: A Symposium for Voice Teachers and Singers” on Saturday, February 23. The symposium re-examines the thinking and approaches on transgender, intersex, and genderqueer singing, acknowledging that trans vocal stories often include barriers to musical participation. This day-long symposium for singers of all levels and vocal teachers will be offered as a service to the community, completely free of charge.

KDFC State of the Arts coverage: New Voices Bay Area Makes its Debut

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Jeffrey Freymann of Classical KDFC interviewed New Voices Bay Area chorus director Reuben Zellman and chorus members on Sunday November 11. The story appeared on the November 19, 2018 State of the Arts, KDFC’s segment about culture. Listen to the story here: New Voices Bay Area Makes its Debut

Groundbreaking UCSF study finds community choirs reduce loneliness and increase interest in life for older adults

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The results of a pioneering study about the health benefits of community music for older adults have just been released. The findings of this collaborative study between UCSF, Community Music Center, and the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services are momentous, and reinforce the importance of CMC’s community choirs in the lives of seniors in San Francisco. Community Music Center’s Older Adult Choir Program serves nearly 400 people in culturally diverse neighborhoods throughout San Francisco.

Community Music Center selected for Outside Lands Works inaugural grant program

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Historic San Francisco music organization selected for Outside Lands Works inaugural grant program   Contact: Anne C. Mitchell, Marketing Manager 415-647-6015 x75, amitchell@sfcmc.org   For Immediate Release SAN FRANCISCO, August 3, 2018 – Community Music Center (CMC), the Mission District-based nonprofit that provides high quality music lessons, programs, and concerts at no or low cost […]

KTVU Fox 2-July 10, 2018-Mayoral inauguration coverage featuring the CNotes

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KTVU Fox 2-July 10, 2018-Mayoral inauguration coverage featuring the CNotes The CNotes, CMC students and children of CMC faculty Maestro and Nola Curtis, were filmed at Community Music Center on July 10, 2018 the night before San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s historic inauguration. The CNotes joined Mayor Breed on the stage at the inauguration singing […]

Community Music Center launches New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus a community chorus for people self-identified as transgender, intersex, and genderqueer

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Community Music Center launches New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus a community chorus for people self-identified as transgender, intersex, and genderqueer Free community chorus for Bay Area transgender, intersex, and genderqueer community now a reality in the Bay Area Contact: Anne C. Mitchell, Marketing Manager 415-647-6015 x75, amitchell@sfcmc.org For Immediate Release SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, […]

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