Community Music Center staff share the belief that the joys of making music belong to everyone. Many of us are musicians, but not all!
The faculty of Community Music Center share the belief that the joy and satisfaction of learning to make music should be available to everyone, regardless of age, talent or means. Community Music Center seeks instructors with experience teaching a variety of styles, including western classical, jazz, rock, blues, Latin, flamenco, middle eastern and Chinese music.
Community Music Center expects faculty to provide well-rounded, quality music instruction:
Young Musicians Program at Community Music Center (CMC)
CMC’s Young Musicians Program (YMP), a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, brings the benefits of music—artistic, educational, personal, and social—to middle and high school students. Since 1987, this tuition-free, award-winning program embraces diversity, offering a comprehensive, culturally diverse curriculum. Group classes provide instruction in theory, musicianship, and composition. Ensemble classes play Latin, classical, jazz and other music forms in orchestra, chamber groups, combos and bands.
Public school teachers nominate students who audition each Spring for the following academic year. If accepted, students are eligible for a full scholarship that provides students with weekly free private instrumental lessons, theory, and ensemble classes. The YMP program focuses on serving middle and high school students from low-income San Francisco households.
The YMP group class team consists of a Coordinator, and eight teachers under supervision of CMC’s Program Director.
Start date: September 2019 with a couple of planning meetings in summer 2019
Schedule: YMP takes place at CMC’s Mission District Branch, Saturdays 12:00 – 2:00pm during the school year
Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
Email a resume and cover letter to: CMCfacultyopenings@sfcmc.org. In the cover letter, describe your preferences in pedagogy and teaching style as you work with chamber groups and theory classes. Summarize your experience with teaching teens. Video examples of teaching or prior examples of lesson plans/curriculum are welcome supplemental application materials. Please include “CMC Young Musicians Program Faculty” in the subject of your email. Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls, please. CMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants for this position are welcome to apply for the opening for a private lesson cello teacher or violin/viola teacher.
For Fall Quarter, starting September 2019, CMC seeks faculty for the following positions to teach private lessons at the Mission District Branch:
Email a resume and cover letter to: CMCfacultyopenings@sfcmc.org.
About Community Music Center
Community Music Center (CMC) is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco’s largest provider of free and low-cost music classes and concerts. Founded in 1921, CMC’s mission is dedicated to enhancing the community’s quality of life by making high quality music accessible to people of all ages and musical levels, regardless of their financial income. Students range in age from 2 to 97 years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western classical to Chinese to Latin music. CMC operates from two locations, in the Mission and Richmond Districts of San Francisco, and offers programs throughout the city.
CMC is happy to receive all resumes for our file, whether or not a position is currently open. Please send resumes to CMCfacultyopenings@sfcmc.org.