Bay Area Music Groups

The Bay Area is home to literally hundreds of classical music organizations, from community choruses to world-renowned orchestras, opera companies and chamber ensembles. This listing provides all the vital statistics for Bay Area music groups, as well as a summary of what they do best. Search by type of organization or alphabetically. Note to classical music groups: If your organization is not listed here or there is an error in your listing, please email [email protected].

Mayfield Singers

Mayfield Singers, a select group of choral musicians assembled in 2014, performs locally in and around the Palo Alto, California area. We intend, with every performance, for you to feel something soothing, invigorating, and spiritual. We sing a broad range of repertoire in many languages and styles, from Tallis and Byrd to Mendelssohn, Fauré, and Mozart to Whitacre, Ešenvalds, and Gjeilo. You’ll hear contemporary compositions, movements from choral masterworks, spirituals, Renaissance motets and part‑songs, as well as choral jazz, Broadway, and selections from the Great American Songbook!

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Mary Stewart Porter, Becca Warthen, Dr. Erin McOmber

Mayflower Chorus

Founded: 1980
Artistic Director: Mark Penn
Where to hear them: Marin Center Showcase Theater, other venues

Me & My Friends

Chamber Music, Chamber Orchestra, Strings

Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: Vita Yee
Where to hear them: Dance Mission Theater

Me & My Friends

Chamber Music, Chamber Orchestra, Strings

Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: Vita Yee
Where to hear them: Dance Mission Theater

Meerenai Shim Flute School

Artistic Director: Meerenai Shim

Megapolis Audio Festival

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Justin Grotelueschen
Where to hear them: Oakland, CA June 5-7

Melange Productions, Inc.

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Nicholas Navarro
Where to hear them: The Regency Center

Melanthium Ensemble

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Lewis Richmond

Melinda Becker and Anne Rainwater

Duo works for mezzo soprano and piano.

Founded: 2018
Artistic Director: Melinda Becker and Anne Rainwater
Where to hear them: Glenview Classical Series in Oakland, CA

Melos Music

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Where to hear them:

Members of the San Francisco Symphony

Chamber music.

Where to hear them: Davies Symphony Hall

Menconi's Lounge

Mendocino Music Festival

Each year a symphony hall is built from the ground up at the Mendocino Headlands State Park, Ford House Museum and Visitor Center grounds. The Festival presents two weeks of music including orchestra concerts, opera, chamber concerts, jazz, folk, world music and Big Band. Some concerts include dance performances.

Founded: 1986
Artistic Director: Allan Pollack
Where to hear them: Mendocino Headlands State Park

Menlo Atherton Academy of Contemporary Music (MAACM)

Founded: 2010
Where to hear them: Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center