As CMC celebrates its 100th birthday this year, our mission remains unchanged: music for all people, regardless of their financial means. This need is ever more urgent today, and is why CMC will embark on a long-awaited expansion into the neighboring building at 552 Capp Street. This expansion will allow CMC to increase accessibility, provide more music spaces, and improve the quality of our facilities.
When is this happening?
Construction is scheduled to begin the second week of July and will take approximately 12 months to complete.
Why is CMC doing this?
The Campus Expansion Project will create additional teaching rooms and a new multi-use performance space. The new building will include sound proofing, efficient storage, and climate-controlled spaces. The new facilities will also be accessible to people with disabilities.
How will this affect my lessons and classes at CMC?
CMC has worked closely with our project managers and our contractors to allow our classes to run safely onsite, with limited interruption to regular schedules. At this time, we are only planning for a limited number of classes to take place at alternate sites near CMC’s Mission District Branch. You will receive information about the location of your class from a registrar, should your class be impacted.
We are aware that some of the lessons and classes that happen at CMC before 3:30pm may be affected by construction noise from time to time, and CMC is securing offsite locations nearby to ensure that those in-person lessons can run without interruption. Students and faculty will be notified of the need to study at an alternate location due to noise at least 3 weeks in advance. The option to study online during these times will also be available.
Lessons and classes at the Richmond District Branch will not be affected.
Will CMC’s main courtyard be available during construction?
No, CMC will not have use of the main courtyard during construction. CMC will also not be able to provide space indoors for parents and students to wait during this time. We encourage you to visit our favorite local coffee shop, La Taza, or enjoy a walk around our beautiful neighborhood while you wait for your students to complete their lessons.
How can I be in touch with CMC during the construction period?
Phone numbers and emails will remain the same, as will our address. For registration inquiries, please make an appointment to speak with a member of our registration team.
Will CMC still rent instruments?
Yes, instruments will still be available for rental.
Will CMC still have recitals and performances?
The concert hall will be closed for performances. However, CMC intends to keep the musical spirit alive by hosting events around town!
Will CMC still offer practice rooms?
CMC will not offer practice rooms to the public during construction.
How can I get updates about this?
We’ll send updates as needed, but please make sure you are on the CMC mailing list. You can subscribe by going to: sfcmc.org/about/do-re-mi/. You can also check back here for ongoing updates.
I need more information. Where can I direct my questions?
Contact Julie Rulyak Steinberg, Executive Director, at email@example.com or (415) 647-6015 x173.
How can I support CMC’s expansion into the next 100 years?
Contact Carolyn Squeri, Campaign Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 647-6015 x182.