Give the Precious Gift of Music

CMC Annual Fund Drive

CMC Inc. (nonprofit partner at CMC) raises funds to allow the Center to offer affordable music classes and lessons, free and low-cost concerts and workshops, low-cost instrument rentals, and other music related resourses. Donate Now.


You Can Help

$100 music skills class for a child (includes ear training, rhythm training, note-reading, history, theory, and more)

$250 a low-cost instrument for a student

$500 average yearly scholarship per CMC student (over $60,000 in scholarships are given out per year)

$1000 gives one year of individual lessons


“THANK YOU CMC!!!  Music lessons are invaluable for us during the pandemic. This is our one and only reliable extracurricular activity. The music adds a bit a lively fun to every day and my son is improving in leap and bounds.  We are so thankful you are continuing to operate.”  - CMC Parent


What else you can do

Ask your employer if they will match your donation

Contact us to discuss a bequest or planned giving options.

Volunteer with us!

Consider making a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) to further support the arts and receive an Oregon Tax Credit. The Community Music Center Inc. is an eligible arts organization with OCT.


About CMC

The Community Music Center (CMC) is a program of Portland Parks & Recreation in partnership with the nonprofit corporation Community Music Center, Inc. For almost 60 years the Center has achieved its goal of full access to high quality musical activities, especially for those who otherwise do not have the means to afford them.


Our Mission

To enrich the greater Portland community by providing opportunities to enjoy, learn about, and make music.