Donation FAQ

How are donations used?

Your gift helps CMC

  • teach youth and adults through affordable classes and lessons,

  • employ highly-trained instructors who are active professional performers in our community’s premier music ensembles and veteran music educators in our area schools,

  • give instruction in string instrument lessons and classes, music skills, voice, piano and guitar, as well as early childhood music classes, chamber music, orchestra & choirs, provide a generous need-based scholarship assistance program,

  • maintain a library of books, recordings, sheet music, fine pianos and harpsichords, and low-cost rental string instruments,

  • offer hundreds of concerts a year for free or for low admission prices, and

  • thrive into its seventh decade of operations.

Do donations decrease the amount of City funding?

No. The City's contribution comes from the General Fund and is not directly related to the amount of donations received by the non-profit.