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].
Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1978. It is run entirely by volunteers; thus the preponderance of subscriptions and donation monies are available for our musical programs. Our concert fees are modest, supported by additional contributions by our generous donors and faithful subscribers.
A dedicated board of directors actively runs the concert series. This outstanding series of artists is presented in five concerts each year. Additionally, Mill Valley Chamber Music Society is dedicated to promoting classical music by outreach programs to Marin County schoolchildren, thus educating the next generation to the exquisite pleasures of chamber music. Joe Angiulo, one of the board members who retired after over thirty years of teaching in Mill Valley schools, now heads this program.
Create a community Art Festival every year!
Mill Valley Philharmonic is a community orchestra bringing free, live orchestral music to people in their own communities throughout Marin County and the Bay Area. MVP includes sixty talented and dedicated volunteer musicians playing strings, winds, brass, timpani and percussion. They present masterworks and world premieres, engaging both local composers and soloists in our programs.
Miller Theatre at Columbia University is the leading presenter of new music in New York City and one of the most vital forces nationwide for innovative programming. In partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts, Miller is dedicated to producing and presenting unique events, with a focus on contemporary and early music, jazz, opera, and multimedia performances.
The Music Dept offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The graduate program enjoys an international reputation in the field of contemporary music. The Center for Contemporary Music, formerly the Mills Tape Music Center, has been a preeminent center for electronic music since 1966.
New music, experimental music, computer music, electronic music, classical music, jazz, world music, improvised music
Mills Performing Arts is committed to promoting action and exchange in the performing arts, and supporting artists and scholars who reflect, explore, and celebrate the abundant cultural, racial, gender, and economic diversity of our society. We bring together the work of the Mills College Dance, Music, Theater, and Literatures & Languages Departments with the goals of fostering deeper ties with our Bay Area community and championing a dynamic, boundary-breaking performing arts scene. To further these goals, we host the Mills Performing Artist-in-Residence Program, create opportunities for artists to collaborate with Mills students and faculty, and provide access to Mills Performing Arts resources and venues—including Littlefield Concert Hall, Holland Theater, Rothwell Theater, the Greek Theatre, and the Digital Performance Theater.