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Winter Newsletter 2013

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Winter Class List Now Online
Activities for new beginners & returnees, too!

Winter term begins January 7, with lots for all ages to choose.  Music skills for kids and voice for adults top the list of offerings for new-comers.  For example, our Madrigal group is looking for new, experienced singers to join their top-notch ensemble!

See our full list online, or download the PDF version, and give us a call. 

PS: Continuing/returning students from Fall 2012, see note about automatic re-enrollment.

Bring harmony to a childKids sing at CMC
Oregon residents: donate today to CMC!

Children will sing (literally!) when you make a charitable contribution to CMC Inc. Give students without means a chance to have music in their lives.

If you live in Oregon and have not yet made a donation to CMC since Nov. 1, please read an important message from CMC Director Gregory Dubay, and consider a tax-deductible gift* today.

Special Offer: free tickets to the Oregon String Quartet concert Feb. 10 when you donate $100 or more before 12/31/12.  See concert details.

CMC depends upon generous donations from individuals to provide need-based scholarships for music students at the Center. Thank you!

* CMC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations; donations are tax-deducible to the full extent of the law.

Speaking of Gifts...

Give a gift card good toward classes and activities offered by Portland Parks & Recreation - including music! You pick the amount to place on the card from $20 on up.

Gift cards are for sale at ANY of the PP&R community or arts centers. You can also purchase them over the phone (503-823-2525) and your card can be mailed to you. Sorry, gift cards are not available for purchase online.  Full details at 

U of O Ensemble Plays for CMC


The Oregon String Quartet performs an all-Beethoven concert on Sunday afternoon, February 10  as a benefit for CMC.   See concert details, then call 503-823-3177 to get seats while they last! Special Offer applies to donors of $100.  Regular tickets also available.

See our full calendar of events for other exciting programs!


Make Plans for Summer
Sign up now for our popular July chamber camp for youth age 8 - 18

We are happy to announce the CMC Youth Chamber Music & Concertante Orchestra Camp dates 2013: July 15 - 27.  See our chamber camp page for full information, then give us a call to schedule the audition.  Strings, winds & piano students are all welcome.  Discounts apply for violas and cellos! 

Perform-a-thon a-comin’
Students Raise Support in Concert

Each Spring CMC participants of all ages show their proud accomplishments in public through recitals and concerts at the Center. Now we’ll all be able to give more than applause for their efforts. In the 2013 Perform-a-thon, audience members, family members, other friends, and the general public will be able to make a donation towards each specific concert & recital. Revenue will go to support CMC’s need-based scholarship program. This event replaces the Practice-a-thon of past years. Stay tuned!

In Memoriam
CMC Honors Long-Time CMC Supporter

John Gray (1919-2012) and his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Gray were there for CMC from the beginning. The first non-profit board met at their home, their children studied music at the Center, and they gave significant time and money to help CMC grow and thrive. CMC will dedicate the annual Honors and Awards Concert in loving memory of John and Betty Gray.

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Community Music Center is located at 3350 SE Francis Street, Portland, 97202 - one block South of Powell Blvd.  503-823-3177


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