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Community Music Center: Music for Everyone Since 1921 [VIDEO]

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Spend four minutes with CMC students and teachers and get a glimpse of the magic that happens here. Music really does transform lives!

Video: Citizen Film

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Meet Maya Enriquez, graduate of CMC's Young Musicians Program [VIDEO]

Maya-emailvideoOboist Maya Enriquez talks about how her time studying music at CMC enriched her life, with mentors, performance opportunities and a life-long love of playing the oboe. She is now studying at Vassar College as a Questbridge National Match Scholar. Meet Maya in this 3-minute video!

Video: Paulo Presotto


Stories of CMC's stellar students: pianists Skyler Chu and Rebecca Portnoy

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Skyler Chu, a senior at Lowell High School, was one of three students who won the senior competition to play a concerto movement with the Lowell High School Symphonic Orchestra. Skyler, a piano student of Juliet McComas, played the popular Rondo all'Ungarese movement from the Concerto in D Major by Haydn for the April 9 concert. Skyler is also the concertmaster (on violin) of the Lowell HS Symphonic Orchestra and played in CMC's master class with Emanuel Ax in the fall of 2013.  Skyler will be sharing a graduation recital with fellow CMC student (also a SOTA student), Katelyn Lui at CMC's Mission District Branch on Sunday, June 28 at 4:00 pm. Katelyn is a piano student of Betty Wong and clarinet student of Michael Jordin.


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Rebecca Portnoy, student of Juliet McComas, was selected to perform in the Music Teachers Association of California's Annual Festival. The theme of the Festival this year was German Character Pieces. The concert took place at that most venerable concert venue, Old First Church at Van Ness and Sacramento on Sunday, May 3. Summer registration is coming soon! Current students: re-registration begins on May 18 New students: registration begins on June 1


Words from a Musical Discovery Camper

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"I liked the kids I met at camp.
I liked the teachers and I liked learning how to play the guitar.

Performing at the end of camp was fun! I wasn't nervous because I knew what to do."

- Sadie, Musical Discovery Camper '14

Learn more about CMC's Summer Music Camps.
Registration deadline: May 22, 2015


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Photos from CMC's Spring Gala

What a night! Thank you all and special thanks to our honorees Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston, stewards of the Shenson Foundation. Their support of the arts and arts education has made a lasting impact on the quality of life for generations of Bay Area residents. 
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View photos by Drew Altizer Photography.

From a gala volunteer:
"I love the work that CMC does and what it stands for so I was happy to help. It was also a great way for me to learn more about the areas of CMC that I am not familiar with, see the work firsthand, and meet some really interesting people!"
- MJ Durkin, Google


Cinco de Mayo performances and petting zoo fun!

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View beautiful photos of the CMC programs involved in the Mission District celebration:


All photos by 
Linda A. Cicero.


Left Coast Chamber Ensemble performed works by CMC young musicians

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Our Mission

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

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Mission District Branch: (415) 647-6015
Richmond District Branch: 
(415) 221-4515
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