Free Sampler Series

January 30, 2021 – May 25, 2021 all-day

As CMC continues to reflect on these times, the need for music is more important than ever. The simple joy of musical expression, connecting with a teacher, or being in a class with others lifts the spirits and breaks the isolation so many people are experiencing. CMC is raising the bar in accessibility by creating the Free Sampler Series for new, returning, and current students to stay connected to music.

Mix and match classes, workshops, and a lesson free of charge. On January 30, try out free classes in piano, ukulele, Music for Children, and cello at Plug & Play Music Day. The free sampler series includes free private lessons as part of Free Trial February.  Take free one hour workshops with CMC faculty from the Cultural Traditions Department at CMC Sessions starting February 9 and continuing through May. All the programming in this series takes place online.


Free Trial February
January 25–February 28

New, returning, and current students are invited to take one free trial lesson in the month of February. To redeem the offer, fill out the form to speak with our registration team before February 19, 2021.

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Plug & Play Music Day
Saturday, January 30 from 1:00–3:15pm

The afternoon’s featured classes are perfect for beginners, families, and the adventurous. Try Beginning Piano with Christopher BassoMusic for Children with Daniel FabricantUke’n Sing with Beth Wilmurt, and Beginning Cello with Erik Andersen. Visit our website to see more schedule details.

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CMC Sessions
Explore a rich selection of music topics with CMC faculty!
February 9–May 25

Take a deep dive into jazz, Chinese-American, Latin, old-time, gypsy jazz, and genre-crossing styles with CMC faculty from the Cultural Traditions Department. The sessions offer engaging discussions, inspiring demonstrations, and musical tips in a creative format.

Starting on February 9, Maestro and Nola Curtis are launching the series by leading a workshop on the impact of Black culture on ensemble singing. On February 23, Jon Jang shares his musical language and reflects on his trajectory as a Chinese-American jazz artist and composer. March features sessions by Charlie Gurke and Miguel Govea. In April, Omar Ledezma Jr. and Erik Pearson each give workshops. Scott Feichter and Allison Lovejoy both teach sessions in May.

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