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Monthly musical news from CMC!


New classes and clinics at CMC this summer

jazz jamSummer classes are 5-8 weeks long. Starting this Monday, register online or call the branch to sign up!

Vocal Harmony Workshop with Margaret Gordon 
Solo Analysis: Playing in Clave with Charlie Gurke 
Jazz Ensemble with Charlie Gurke - New time for Summer Quarter! 
Cuban and Salsa Music: History, Clave, Form and Arranging with Tregar Otton 
Cuban Salsa Ensemble with Tregar Otton - New time for Summer Quarter! 
Four-Hand Piano Intensive Workshop with Juliet McComas
Summer Sight-Reading for Strings with Loretta Taylor 
Songwriting Workshop with Larry Dunn 
Embodiment and Expression for Musicians: Tools for Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement with Sonja Riket - New evening class for Summer Quarter!

Summer Clinics are one-time, 90-minute courses at our Mission District Branch. Contact to register in advance, or purchase tickets at the door.  
Clinics are $15 (No one turned away for lack of funds) 

Free Your Breath Through Feldenkrais and Body-Mind Centering with Sonja Riket Saturday, July 9, 2:30-4:00pm
Introduction to Argentine Tango Dance with Sonja Riket Saturday, August 27, 2:30-4:00pm
Venezuelan Rhythms and Percussion with Omar Ledezma Jr. Saturday, September 10, 2:30-4:00pm

May 20 is the last day to sign up for CMC summer music camps!

CMC Musical Discovery Camp
Kids, make music and new pals at CMC's Mission District Branch this summer. Sign up by next Friday, May 20!

Camp CMC
June 13 – 17, 2016
For kids 9-14 years old with 2+ years of musical study

CMC's Musical Discovery CampJune 20 – 24, 2016
For kids 8-12 years old (previous musical study is welcome, but not required)

CMC Chamber Camp: July 25 – 29, 2016
For kids 12-18 years old with 3+ years of musical study

Read more, and sign up for camp!

Mission District Young Musicians to perform at SF International Arts Festival

On Saturday, June 4, CMC's Mission District Young Musicians Program (MDYMP) and Cuicacalli - Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, will represent the vibrant performing arts community of the Mission District at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. El Corazón de la Misión (Heart of the Mission) is the Festival’s inaugural Family Program. Specifically designed to appeal to families, the event will be engaging afternoon where children of all ages will learn about music and dance and have opportunities for participation.

Saturday, June 4 at 2:00pm; Cowell Theater at Fort Mason
Children $12 / Adults $15 • More info and tickets

CMC's Martha Rodríguez-Salazar a featured panelist in "Classical Music at the Cultural Crossroads"
A panel of musicians and composers ask, “How can we redefine 'classical' music to reflect the diversity that it encompasses?”

Friday, May 20 at 5:30pm
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason

Quartetto di Cremona finished a stellar Concert with Conversation season at CMC

By Anh Lê
Italy's Quartetto di Cremona gave a superb concert at Community Music Center on April 15, as part of the free "Concert with Conversation Series" sponsored by San Francisco Performances. [...] The musicians played the pieces so beautifully, imbuing them with lush and lyrical sound and their own unique interpretation of the music.

Read full article, and learn about the performers' instruments dating as far back as 1680!

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CMC's Spring Gala is tomorrow night!

CMC Spring Gala
A fabulous evening of performances, food and wine is in store - all to raise money for music education at CMC!

Gala guests! Look for an email from CMC today with parking information.

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CMC singers bring sunshine to a rainy Cinco de Mayo Festival

coro - dancer
Last Saturday, CMC's older adult choirs, el Coro Solera and el Coro CMC del Centro Latino performed at Mission Neighborhood Center's annual Cinco de Mayo festival on Valencia Street.

View photos on SFGate! 

95 Years - 95 Reasons

Celebrating the people, classes, performances, and experiences that make CMC unique. What’s your reason? It doesn’t just have to be one. We hope you’ll share yours with us! #95reasons

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Community Music Center makes high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of financial means. 

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