80 neighborhood spots the CMC community loves
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Anne Mitchell
1w ago
May 18, 2023 Looking for the best burrito in the Mission, an after work drink, or something sweet? We asked the CMC community about their favorite places in the neighborhoods near our campuses in the Mission and Richmond Districts. We got superb recommendations where to get everything from a triple shot, to a “Philz,” to West African Cuisine, to bánh mì, and much more! Mission District Branch Neighborhood Cafes and Drinks Abanico Coffee Atlas Cafe Café de Olla Grand Coffee La Taza Philz Sidewalk Juice Sisters Coffee Shop Restaurants Bissap Baobab Cha-ya Delfina El Farolito Esperpento Gracias M ..read more
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Congratulations 2023–2024 Merit Scholars!
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Anne Mitchell
1w ago
Each May, a jury of CMC faculty and staff auditions students for full scholarships for the next school year’s private lessons. These awards are based on need and merit. This year the jury heard dozens of youths play an extraordinarily diverse repertoire. The jury wishes to thank everyone who help prepare students for the juries this year and to the many students who participated in the juries. We are proud to announce the following students who will receive Merit Scholarships for private lessons during the 2023-2024 school year and the selected participants for the CMC All-School Recital. Char ..read more
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A landmark moment: CMC students perform alongside the SF Symphony
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Anne Mitchell
1w ago
February 17, 2023 A landmark moment The performances of Gabriel Kahane’s emergency shelter intake form on February 2nd and 3rd were a milestone in the more than 100-year relationship between the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and CMC. It was the first time that CMC students have performed alongside the San Francisco Symphony in a regular season concert. The experience was profound and memorable for the CMC students, faculty, and staff. As Annie Hochenauer from New Voices Area TIGQ Chorus said: “Singing with the San Francisco Symphony in unity and harmony w ..read more
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Learning to play jazz at CMC
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Anne Mitchell
1M ago
April 21, 2023 The jazz program is a core component at CMC serving all levels from beginners to advanced. Students from a range of musical backgrounds and levels seek out the program to receive top-notch coaching from talented faculty members Erick Peralta, Charlie Gurke, and Max Miller-Loran. Students learn skills in improvisation, playing by ear, jazz theory, group playing, arrangement, composition, interpretation, performance, and technique. The jazz classes, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced, provide not only the essential ingredients for learning  jazz, but also provide op ..read more
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In Full Bloom Gala Celebrates a Flourishing Community Music Center
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Anne Mitchell
1M ago
        Contact: Anne C. Mitchell CMC Marketing and Communications Director amitchell@sfcmc.org 415-647-6015 x175   For Immediate Release In Full Bloom Gala Celebrates a Flourishing Community Music Center  CMC’s Spring Gala raises funds for the mission of music for everyone with a world-class concert and a grooving afterparty with the luminous The Curtis Family C-notes   SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 16, 2023– Community Music Center (CMC), in its 101st year of making music accessible to everyone, will be raising critical funds for its mission of music for all with ..read more
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Calling string, winds, and piano players to join CMC Chamber Music Ensembles
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Anne Mitchell
2M ago
March 17, 2023 Whether you are an advanced beginner or an accomplished amateur musician, CMC’s chamber music program offers an opportunity to develop your musicianship and technique as well as the chance to play with others. Groups are composed of two to five students of compatible levels. Director Katrina Wreede works with students to match them with CMC faculty coaches and other students of similar level and musical interests to create well-matched groups to take ensemble playing to the next level. For Spring Quarter, which starts the first week of April, there are several preformed groups s ..read more
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CMC Joins Flower Piano with a dozen pianos in SF Botanical Gardens
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Michelle
4M ago
September 16, 2022 KTVU Fox 2 Flower Piano event puts a dozen pianos in SF Botanical Gardens The beauty of the SF Botanical Gardens usually isn’t measured in notes, but this is the seventh Flower Piano weekend, when people can marvel at flowers and plants mixed in with music and pianos. “There are 12 pianos throughout our 55 acres, and they’re everywhere from the great meadow to the redwood grove,” said Stephanie Linder, Executive Director of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens Society which partners with sponsors and Sunset Piano to hold the event. Meandering along the garden paths, people h ..read more
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Celebrating Black Music History at SF Community Music Center
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Michelle
4M ago
April 18, 2022 San Francisco Classical Voice Lou Fancher Celebrating Black Music History at SF Community Music Center It’s the rare centenarian organization that is as vital and forward-looking as the San Francisco Community Music Center. Founded by Gertrude Field in 1921 with the mission of making music accessible to all people through low or no-cost music lessons and concerts, the CMC is making a larger impact on the Bay Area now, with a greater diversity of programming, as detailed in SFCV’s recent feature. While continuing to offer a vast array of opportunities for people of all ages, a ne ..read more
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To mark its centennial, S.F. Community Music Center will send out 100 musical seedlings
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Michelle
4M ago
April 1, 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Datebook Joshua Kosman To mark its centennial, S.F. Community Music Center will send out 100 musical seedlings What could be more inviting than getting a video infusion of new music in your email inbox every morning? Well, what about two? As part of its ongoing centennial celebrations, San Francisco Community Music Center is about to launch “(Re)Imagine,” a multi-week collaboration with Oakland composer, performer and music teacher Cava Menzies. To match the school’s 100 years as a center for low-cost, accessible music education, Menzies plans to send out ..read more
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Community Music Center’s Centennial Gala Makes Headlines
San Francisco Community Music Center
by Michelle
4M ago
February 28, 2022 San Francisco Examiner James Ambroff-Tahan Community Music Center celebrates 100 years with a concert on steroids February 28, 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Datebook Pick Tony Bravo Community Music Center’s Centennial Gala April 8, 2022 Nob Hill Gazette Catherine Bigelow Parties: Centennial Sounds San Francisco’s leading performers, arts leaders and educators came together Wednesday, March 2 at San Francisco’s historic Julia Morgan Ballroom, to celebrate the Community Music Center’s centennial and honor Roselyne Chroman Swig, Betty Wong, Shirley Wong-Frentzel and Cecilia ..read more
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