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Monthly musical news from CMC!


CMC's First Sunday Open House and Jam Session September 21 from 3:00-5:00pm

Join a jam, sample a class, or try an instrument!

Take a look at the afternoon's festivities and mark your calendars for September 21 - all are welcome!

Latin, Jazz and Chamber Music Jams
Family Music 
Instrument Petting Zoo
Piano and Vocal Repertoire Workshops

$5/$10 families, No one turned away for lack of funds.

Read an interview with Rachel Condry, new Coordinator of CMC's Chamber Music Program at our Mission District Branch

After 11 years of coordinating CMC’s Chamber Music program at our Mission District Branch, pianist and arranger Jennifer Peringer is passing the torch to Rachel Condry, CMC clarinet faculty member since 1998.

I sat down with Rachel in CMC’s courtyard to learn more about her vision for chamber music at CMC. Learn about how she defines chamber music, why it's important and exciting to study and what to look forward to this year!

Read full interview with Rachel.

Meet Tamara Bock, CMC's New Development Associate

When asked what drew her to CMC, our new Development Associate Tamara Bock replied, "I have always been surrounded by music, from childhood on. And the people I am most drawn to tend to be musicians, artists, and creative types of all kinds.

Aligning my professional experience with my love of the arts is very fulfilling for me. My first job in the arts was with San Francisco Performances, where I enjoyed building relationships with donors in their development department. After that, I worked at SFJAZZ where I headed their sponsorship program during their $65 million capital campaign. I also served on the events committee at Blue Bear School of Music and ran their silent auction for four years.

I love the combination of music, education, and kids - well, all ages really - here at CMC. Music is just so important and I love to think that I can spend my days helping this cause."

Sin-Tung Chiu and Guest Artists Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Chiu's Debut Recital

BrahmsOn Sunday, September 7, the concert hall at Community Music Center was filled with music lovers, enjoying a memorable recital presented by CMC faculty member, Sin-Tung Chiu. The recital featured guests artists Peter Cooper, oboe; Meta Weiss, cello; and Dmitriy Cogan, piano; and marked the 50th Anniversary of Sin-Tung Chiu’s debut recital in Hong Kong at age 17. In various combinations, the musicians performed works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms in an event that raised over $4,000 for the Bella and P.P. Chiu Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports four full scholarships at CMC.

The mission of Community Music Center to to make high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of financial status.
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September Brings Two Shenson Faculty Concerts!

Sunday, September 14 4:00pm

Sunday, September 28 4:00pm

Thanks to the Shenson Foundation for sponsoring this faculty concert series.

Community of Voices Western Addition and Bayview Choirs Perform Together

 Thursday, September 18 10:45am

Western Addition Senior Center
1390 1⁄2 Turk St. San Francisco


New Century Chamber Orchestra Offers CMC Discount on this Weekend's Program

Check out NCCO's "Carmen Returns" this weekend with a 50% discount! Read more. 

CMC's Children's Chorus Singers to Appear in "This is the Girl"

Show dates: 9/12, 9/13, and 9/14
Read more.
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For $10 tickets, enter discount code: "CMC"

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