Demo Days at CMC

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Demo Days at CMC

Join our open house week and observe a CMC music class or ensemble for free!

When and where

Date and time

Location

To be announced

About this event

  • 4 days 20 hours
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Curious about studying music at CMC? Join us for Demo Days and see for yourself! We're opening select classes and ensembles for visitors to observe our unique musical offerings. These free demos are a perfect opportunity to experience our welcoming community, hear a wide range of musical styles, meet our talented faculty, and preview thoughtful curriculum. Our staff and faculty will also be glad to answer your questions about enrolling for Winter Quarter.

Classes have limited capacity for guests, registration is required. Class details and schedules listed below.

To Register: Click "Reserve a Spot" and select the class(es) you'd like to attend from the class list by changing the quantity.

Classes Offered:

  • Beatles Ensemble
  • Beginning String Orchestra
  • Beginning Argentine Tango Dance
  • Black Music Studies Program: Rock & Soul Forever
  • Black Music Studies Program: The So-called Jazz Revolution
  • Bluegrass Workshop & Jam
  • Children's Chorus (ages 8–12)
  • Cuban Popular Dance Music 101
  • Cuban Charanga Ensemble
  • Jazz and Blues in the Aural Tradition
  • Music For Children (ages 4–7)
  • Music Theory I
  • Standards Ensemble I: The Great American Songbook
  • Standards Ensemble II: The Jazz Composers
  • Tango Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble

More details listed below. Click the links to read the full class description.

When

Monday, December 5–Saturday, December 10

Class times listed below

Where

Classes will take place at one of the following locations (listed in description):

  • Mission District Branch, 544 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Richmond District Branch ,741 30th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Jones United Methodist Church, 1975 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Black Music Studies Program classes)

Health & Safety

Masks at CMC are recommended but not required. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy. Learn more about our COVID policies here.

Class Demos:

Beatles Ensemble with Scott Feichter

Mission District Branch: Tuesday 12/6 from 6:30–8pm in the Director's Office

Beginning String Orchestra with Loretta Taylor

Richmond District Branch: Saturday 12/10 from 11am–12:30pm

Argentine Tango Dance - Beginner/Advanced Beginner with Sonja Riket

Mission District Branch: Monday 12/5 from 6:30–7:30pm in the Concert Hall

Black Music Studies Program with Maestro and Nola Curtis

Jones United Methodist Church. Online participation via Zoom also available.

  • Rock & Soul Forever Tuesday 12/6 from 7–8pm
  • The So-called Jazz Revolution Tuesday 12/6 from 8:15–9:15pm

Bluegrass Workshop & Jam with Erik Pearson and Tregar Otton

Mission District Branch: Monday 12/5 from 12–1pm in the Concert Hall

Children's Chorus with Beth Wilmurt

For ages 8–12. Registration slots for student visitors. Parents are welcome to accompany children to observe the chorus. Please select only one date.

Mission District Branch:

  • Monday 12/5 from 4–5:30pm in the Concert Hall
  • or Wednesday 12/7 from 4–5:30pm in the Concert Hall

Cuban Popular Dance Music 101 with Tregar Otton

Mission District Branch: Wednesday 12/7 from 5:30–7pm in the Concert Hall

Cuban Charanga Ensemble with Tregar Otton

Mission District Branch: Wednesday 12/7 from 7:15–8:45pm in the Concert Hall

Jazz and Blues in the Aural Tradition with Charlie Gurke

Mission District Branch: Saturday 12/10 from 2–3:30pm in the Concert Hall

Music For Children with Irene Chagall

For ages 4–7. Registration slots for student visitors. Parents are welcome to accompany children to observe the class. Please select the time slot appropriate for your child's age.

Mission District Branch:

  • Wednesday 12/7 from 3–3:45pm for ages 4–5 in Room 9
  • Wednesday 12/7 from 3:45–4:30pm for ages 6–7 in Room 9

Music Theory I with Jono Kornfeld

Mission District Branch: Thursday 12/8 from 7–7:55pm in Room 9

Standards Ensemble I: The Great American Songbook with Charlie Gurke

Mission District Branch: Wednesday 12/7 from 6:30–8pm in the Director's Office

Standards Ensemble II: The Jazz Composers with Charlie Gurke

Mission District Branch: Wednesday 12/7 from 8:15–9:45pm in the Director's Office

Tango Ensemble with Scott O'Day

Mission District Branch: Monday 12/5 from 6:30–7:30pm in Room 9

Woodwind Ensemble with Annelise Zamula

Richmond District Branch: Wednesday 12/7 from 4:30–6pm in Room D