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].

Bay Area Alexander Technique

BAAT is a consortium of Bay area Alexander Technique teachers dedicated to sharing Alexander Technique training for the performance improvement of artists and musicians as well as the general public.

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: George Lister, John Baron

Bay Area All Strings & Brass

Artistic Director: Georgina Petheo
Where to hear them: Weddings, Special Events, Concerts

Bay Area Brass

This cooperative of professional brass players from around the Bay Area presents concerts that spotlight the unique repertoire and sound of this family of instruments. Bay Area Brass draws members from top-flight ensembles in the area, and their concerts include jazz and other contemporary musical styles, in addition to classical repertoire.

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: Not specified
Where to hear them: Venues around the Bay Area.

Bay Area Cabaret

Founded: 2004, by Marilyn Levinson
Where to hear them: The Venetian Room of the Fairmont, San Francisco

Bay Area Chapter of the American Harp Society

Bay Area Chapter is a local chapter of the American Harp Society. This local chapter was founded in 1965. It serves to meet the need to share information and promote and foster an appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument in the Bay Area and further harp education at all levels.

Founded: 1965

Bay Area Children's Theatre

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Nina Meehan
Where to hear them: Freight & Salvage, Berkeley; Front Row Theatre, San Ramon

Bay Area Classical Harmonies

chorale and orchestral music

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Andrew Chung
Where to hear them: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland; Arlington Community Church, Kensington

Bay Area Classical Harmonies (BACH)

This unique organization includes the BACH Ensemble, The Josquin Singers, and The Seemorgh Ensemble, as well as the Last Friday at Pro Arts music series.

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: Andrew J. Chung, founder
Where to hear them: Throughout the Bay Area

Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children's museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park, and its exhibits are admired and emulated by other children’s museums nationwide. The Museum is recognized as the leading children’s museum dedicated to nurturing childhood creativity, fostering future generations of creative thinkers and innovators. With this emphasis on creativity through play, the Museum encourages children ages 6 months to 8 years to develop into curious, creative, adventurous lifelong learners and explorers.

Artistic Director: Richard Winefield
Where to hear them: Sausalito, CA

Bay Area Flamenco

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Nina Menendez

Bay Area Glass Institute

Provide accessible, hands-on glass experiences that educate and inspire current and future generations of patrons, students and artists.

Bay Area Greek Orthodox Chorale

Greek Orthodox Sacred Music

Artistic Director: Dr. Tikey Zes
Where to hear them: Bay Area Greek Orthodox Churches

Bay Area Harp Academy

Harp Performance and Education

Founded: Kristal Barlaan
Artistic Director: Kristal Barlaan
Where to hear them:

Bay Area Jazz & Arts Inc.

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting art, music and community in the Bay Area