CMC piano faculty member Vutu Nguyen presents a selection of classical favorites for solo piano. Additional program details TBA.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th). Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away
Community Music Center welcomes the public to our Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free at CMC Sundays! Bring your instrument, your voice, your family, and friends!
Highlights include Music for Children, private lessons, Beatles and Latin Music Jam Sessions, and Vocal Performance Practicum. Learn how to prevent performance injuries, and don’t miss the crowd-pleasing favorite: Instrument Petting Zoo!
More Schedule Details TBA.
FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
3:00-3:45pm – Music For Children demo (parents welcome!)
MUSIC JAM AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Latin Music Jam Session with Tregar Otton and Miguel Govea
Open to vocalists and instrumentalists (violin, piano, brass and woodwinds, bass, Latin percussion). Come play Latin and Cuban grooves with others and engage in the art of the Jam Session! There will be room for solos and ensemble playing. Sheet music will be provided.
Beatles Music Jam Session with Scott Feichter
Join Scott Feichter, leader of CMC’s Thursday night Beatles Ensemble in recreating the immortal music of the Beatles. Bring your instrument (all are welcome) or voice and channel your inner John, Paul, George, or Ringo in a fun group setting. Sheet music will be provided.
Ukulele Jam Session with Sandy Brassard
Bring your ukulele and join in a jam session that will introduce you to some fun tunes you can play and sing along. The instructor will provide song sheets with chords. Open to all ages and levels of experience. This class gives a good demonstration of the new Ukelele for Beginners class at CMC on Sundays from 2 – 3pm.
Vocal Performance Practicum with Jonathan Smucker & Richard Fey
This workshop provides an opportunity to perform a song for fellow singers in an informal setting, and to receive feedback on your performance from faculty. Singers in the practicum will have the opportunity to rework all or part of the piece, and may sing with our provided faculty pianist or self accompany. Interested singers should email their name, song title, and timing (five minutes or less) to Jonathan Smucker at email@example.com by September 4th.
Embodiment & Expression for Musicians Demo Class with Sonja Riket
Are you experiencing tension, pain, discomfort or performance anxiety while you are singing or playing your instrument? Come to a demo with Sonja to explore how you can free yourself! If possible, bring your instrument.
This fall the full course Embodiment & Expression for Musicians will be offered by Sonja Riket, Somatic Movement Therapist, who is a certified Feldenkrais® and Body-Mind Centering® teacher. You will learn to find more ease and expression to improve the quality and longevity of your musical life.
Meet CMC’s Neighbor, Mission District Therapy
Mission District Therapy will have a table at CMC Sunday. Learn about injury prevention for musicians of all levels. Meet with physical therapists from Mission District Therapy who can answer your questions and concerns about how you can stay injury-free while you develop your musical skills, enabling you to pursue your passion for years to come. You may also speak with them about an existing injury.
Students of CMC Violin instructor Heidi Kim perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.
CMC piano faculty member Bruce Loeb presents an introduction to the art of silent cinema and the role of live musical accompaniment with a lecture and screening of Charlie Chaplin’s 1919 film “A Dog’s Life” Bruce has over 30 years experience providing live music for silent films.
CMC Percussion faculty member Robert Lopez and friends perform in concert. Additional programs details TBA.
Ann Mony and guest artists host a classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! Features live jazz and a drop-in taster class in swing dancing.
8:30-9:00 Drop-in Taster Class
9:00-12:00 Social Dance and Live Music
Visit sfbootleggersball.com for more info on musicians and schedule.
NCAKE (Northern California Association of Kodály Educators) presents: Songs of the California Farmworkers. The farm-worker movement that took place in the agricultural fields of California in the early 1960s inspired a generation of Latino activists around the country — and with them, musicians and artists of all kinds.
One such singer was a young Agustín Lira, who helped organize farm workers not with speeches and meetings, but with music and theater (teatro). Side by side with playwright and director Luis Valdez, Lira used agitprop theater and Mexican and American folk songs forms to spread the word about strikes and boycotts and to encourage workers to join the fledgling farm workers’ union.
History has justified the vision of labor leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, while the music created around their movement has formed the backbone of Lira’s five-plus decades in music. Along with Patricia Wells Solórzano, Lira is continuing la lucha (the fight) for social justice on the road and on their new album, Songs Of Struggle And Hope. Join us for a rare opportunity to hear this national treasure perform and share historical background about music that shaped California history.
San Francisco Community Music Center presents: “Storytelling in Song: A Voice Faculty Concert” hosted by CMC voice faculty member Jonathan Smucker.
Join members of the CMC voice faculty and friends, as we perform music that tells a story, whether for stage or recital, salon or cabaret, in solo and group performances. With music by Mozart, Bizet,Dvořák, Lorca, Granados, Copland, Gershwin, Porter, Lerner & Loewe, Hamlisch, Bolcom, & Jonathan Larsen, there’s something for every taste. Come hear our stories in song!
With voice faculty members:
Nola Curtis, soprano
Meghan Dibble, mezzo soprano
Richard Fey, baritone
Margaret Gordon, soprano
Nicole Lumetta, soprano
Martha Rodriguez-Salazar, mezzo soprano
Ellen Shea, soprano
Jonathan Smucker, tenor
And piano faculty Allison Lovejoy & Jennifer Peringer
Featuring special guests:
Sharon Wayne, guitar
Margaret Fondbertasse, piano
and CMC Executive Director Julie Rulyak Steinberg, mezzo soprano
Concert made possible in part through a CMC Partnership Grant
Advance tickets available here: sfcmcvoicefacultyconcert.bpt.me