In compliance with San Francisco’s order to shelter in place, the Center for New Music is closed beginning March 16. All events through the end of May are canceled. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Member Profile: Annie Phillips

Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you ended up where you are today. I am 28. I went to music school right out of high school. I went to conservatory, so I did my undergrad at Peabody, and then I moved here [San Francisco] to go to the conservatory to study […]

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First Reflection of the ‘New Guy’

Bennington College is a progressive liberal arts college in Bennington, Vermont. Every year, attending students must complete a seven-week internship as part of their Field Work Term (FWT). This term allows students to test their interests and find out what it’s like to work in the professional world, while also building a resume. As a […]

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Music Distribution in the 21st century (discussion forum)

The Center, along with Manhattan Producer’s Alliance West and San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, hosted a community discussion this past Thursday night on music distribution. The lively crowd consisted of composers, performers, producers, publishers, and promoters from across the musical spectrum, all weighing in on what they saw as best practices, and sharing their […]

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Member Profile: Ken Ueno

Ken Ueno is a curator at the Center for New Music, a board member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (a C4NM resident organization), a diehard foodie, international traveler, composer and vocalist, and Associate Professor at UC Berkeley. Our intern Lillian Yee pulled a few interesting bits of info out of Ken for this […]

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Member Profile: Hannah Addario-Berry

Hannah Addario-Berry is a Bay Area cellist who, if you’ve been to at least a few concerts this season, you have probably seen play at least once. When she’s not curating her own unique, locally-minded concert series such as Cello Bazaar and Locaphonic, she’s playing with groups like the Zoco Ensemble, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, […]

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Invented Instruments by David Samas

Since the beginning of July, the Center for New Music has played host to an array of instruments created by David Samas, a Bay Area based composer, cosmologist, poet, painter, performer, philosopher, farmer and father of 4. The instruments in our window display at 55 Taylor Street in large part were built for The Green […]

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Hello from Lillian!

Hello! New intern, Lillian, here. I’m super excited to be here and excited to share all the things that Center for New Music has done since I’ve started in March. There have been so many shows covering so many different genres within the all-encompassing umbrella of new music and there were a couple of workshops […]

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This August: Fridays with MAX

The Center for New Music, in association with the Manhattan Producers’ Alliance, will host a series of free MAX workshops every Friday afternoon in August, from 2:30-5:30 PM. Composers and performers who apply this juggernaut of a software to their artistic practice are welcomed to stop by to hear lectures from experts, troubleshoot patches, and participate in […]

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Our Business Model

Among the many paradoxes of my life, the thorniest might be this idea: a not-for-profit business. In order to take the leap of launching the Center for New Music, my co-founder Brent Miller and I needed to have faith in two separate but related ideas: the mission of the Center, and the business model of […]

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Under construction and still open!

I came into the center today and was kindly greeted by Adam who was accompanied by thunder-crashing booms and bangs from the construction that’s being done. That’s right! It’s finally happening. The center is being remodeled to have a rehearsal room and a couple of offices. I’m really excited for the construction to be finished […]

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