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, nearly 2,800 students from all ages and backgrounds studied music at CMC and thousands of community members enjoyed free and low-cost concerts and workshops online and in person.
CMC’s mission of accessibility drives every aspect of our work. Our tuition assistance program, which totaled nearly $2.8M last year supports students through free programs, scholarships, and sliding-scale tuition.
CMC offers a variety of free programs for students of all ages and backgrounds. Just a few examples include:
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 100 years and we couldn’t do it without the help of supporters like you.
Help 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 FY2021 Annual Report.
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.
CMC is supported in part by the California Arts Council