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San Francisco Community Music Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


544 Capp StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Community Music Center was founded in 1921 on the philosophy that age, ethnic background, and income level must never be obstacles to participation in the life-enhancing qualities of a music education. CMC is a community resource where the study of music is a cherished undertaking and the program is based on excellence, diversity, and accessibility.


Community Music Center (CMC) welcomes students of all ages and abilities. Students may take private lessons year-round in 30 instruments, voice, sight-singing, and composition from a faculty of over 120 professional musicians. Many music styles are taught including western classical, jazz, latin, folk, middle eastern and blues. Classes range from an orchestra workshop to a jazz ensemble and advanced theory class. During the 2013-14 school year, over 2,400 students of all ages, ethnicities and income levels enrolled in CMC programs and over 19,500 people enjoyed musical performances at no or low cost at CMC's Mission District Branch and beyond. Together, our dedicated teachers, students, and generous supporters make musical study available to everyone in the Bay Area.


Would you recommend San Francisco Community Music Center?
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by Gina N. from San Francisco, CA (September 19, 2018)
Wonderful people. Great organization.

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