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Monthly musical news from CMC!


Tickets on Sale Now for CMC's Spring Gala

A Salute to the Joy of Making Music is just over a month away on Monday, May 19. Join us in celebrating great music and music education at the SFJAZZ Center that evening. We are planning a great party! 

teenjazzRead about CMC's Spring Gala performer line-up.

Buy tickets online or RSVP to Ashley Coyle at 415-647-6015 x78 or

Visit our online auction and get your bids in early!


CMC to Host a Summit of Older Adult Choirs

Solera30thMAPPOn Friday, May 9 at 1:00pm, CMC and the Community of Voices choir program will present their first ever Summit of Older Adult Choirs at CMC’s Mission District Branch Concert Hall. The summit will feature a performance of four choirs – nearly 100 older adults – joining their voices together as a group for the first time. The concert will be recorded and available for purchase at a later date. The Summit of Older Adult Choirs is directed by Martha Rodriguez-Salazar and accompanied by Jennifer Peringer. It is free and open to the public!
View event page online
Read press release

Announcing Three Summer Music Camps at CMC

By popular demand, CMC is now offering three summer music camps during the month of June! 

campcmcKids ¡Bomba! Camp
Afro-Caribbean Rhythms, Dance and Song
June 9 – 13, 9am – 12 noon, Ages 7 – 11, Tuition: $190 

Camp CMC
An Ensemble Camp for Young Musicians

June 16 – 20, 9am – 3pm, Ages 9 – 14, Tuition $345

CMC’s Musical Discovery Camp 
Playing Together: Sounds, Rhythms and Songs

June 23 – 27, 9am – 3pm, Ages 8-12, Tuition $345

Register by May 31.
Financial aid is available.

CMC Partners with Equity Community Builders to Develop Expanded Mission Campus: 

TedExciting – and busy – times are ahead for CMC!  For those of you who haven’t heard the good news, Community Music Center has purchased the Victorian house next door to our Mission District Branch on Capp Street. There is a lot of work to do between now and the day we open the doors of our new Mission Campus and we are happy to announce that we have a great team assembled to help us. A key component of this team is our project manager, Equity Community Builders. Read our interview with Project Manager Ted Lieser.

Congratulations to Faculty Enrichment Grantees 
CMC Faculty Enrichment Grants are supported by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and provide up to $750 to support faculty career development. 
Read about this year's winners!

Project Updates from Former Grantees 
Irene Chagall, CMC's Music for Children teacher, writes about presenting her documentary, "Let's Get the Rhythm" in London. 
Read article.

Piano faculty member Allison Lovejoy's cabaret rock 
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opera, "The Seven Deadly Pleasures," was first funded by CMC Faculty Enrichment Grant, is now playing at the ACT Costume Shop! 
Read article.

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The mission of Community Music Center to to make high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of financial status.
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