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].

Winds Across the Bay

Founded: 1993
Artistic Director: Ray Iniguez
Where to hear them:

Wine Country 'Ukulele Festival!



Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: RACHAEL CAMPBELL
Where to hear them:

Wolford Rosenblum Duo

Founded: 1987
Artistic Director: Dale Wolford

Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE)

WAVE is an all-women’s choral group dedicated to performing music from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

Founded: 1999
Artistic Director: Cindy Beitmen
Where to hear them: Venues in Oakland, primarily in the Piedmont area


This 55-voice auditioned ensemble specializes in repertoire for the treble repertoire that spans all musical genres. WomenSing is a frequent collaborator with other music and performance organizations in the Bay Area.

Founded: 1965
Artistic Director: Martin Benvenuto
Where to hear them: Venue throughout Bay Area, primarily East Bay.

Woodminster Summer Musicals

Broadway style musical theater, professional performers including live professional orchestra. Three musicals each summer, one each in July, August, and September. Outdoors in Oakland's historic Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park.

Founded: 1967
Artistic Director: Daniel Thomas/Joel Schlader
Where to hear them: Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park

Woodshed Music & Arts

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Greg Newlon
Where to hear them: The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars

Woodside Community Theatre

Woodside Community Theatre is a nonprofit community theater organization with the goal of promoting the theatrical arts in the mid-peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. WCT has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years and currently offers one major broadway musical each year.

Woodside School

Public Elementary school -- Graduating class presents annual "Operetta" (musical theater production) each year

Where to hear them: Woodside School, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062

World Access to Art

Artistic Director: Katherine Cook