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].

Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Choir & Diablo Chamber Singers

Founded: 1961
Artistic Director: Mark Tuning
Where to hear them: Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

Mozart Youth Camerata

Where to hear them: Berkeley City Club

Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation

MDMEF was created to keep music alive in the Mount Diablo Unified School District. The current purpose of the foundation is to keep 5th grade instrumental music from being eliminated for the 2010-11 school. This would have dire consequences on the entire music program (Vocal and Instrumental) from Elementary to High School. Please support the foundation.

Much Ado About Sebastopol

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Rydell Downward
Where to hear them: Ives Park, Sebastopol

Multicultural Music Fellowship

Founded: 1990
Artistic Director: Diana Stork
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area

Munda Musica Foundation

Founded: October, 2009 in San Rafael, CA as 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization to promote classical music in the community
Artistic Director: Cherry Lin, President / Director
Where to hear them: /

Murphy Productions & Publicity

Bringing the Best Live Music and Dance to Marin. Providing the finest Publicity for the Arts and Music in Marin since 2001.


Founded: January 2012
Where to hear them: SF Bay Area


Musae is a small women's vocal ensemble based in San Francisco that performs diverse and accessible music throughout the Bay Area. Musae's mission is to stretch the boundaries of traditional repertoire for women's voices with music ranging from sacred chants and baroque masterpieces to spirituals, folk songs, jazz, and popular music from five continents.

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Ben Johns
Where to hear them: Venues across the Bay Area


Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Justin Montigne
Where to hear them: Bay Area

Museum of Performance & Design

Founded: 1948
Artistic Director: David R. Humphrey, Ph.D.

Music at Home

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Karsten Windt
Where to hear them: Private Spaces

Music at Kohl

Music at Kohl presents three chamber music series. The Chamber Concert series presents local and touring chamber music ensembles. The Family and Children's concert series present programs oriented toward younger audiences in connection with the education program at the center.

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: There is no artistic director per se. Patricia Kristof Moy is the Executive Director, but artist selection is supported by the board
Where to hear them: The Kohn Mansion in Burlingame

Music at Meyer

Founded: 2003