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].

Music at the Mission

Music at the Mission presents chamber music concerts out of Old Mission San Jose in Fremont featuring both local artists and touring chamber groups.

Founded: 2005
Artistic Director: Aileen Chanco
Where to hear them: Old Mission San Jose in Fremont

Music at the SF Jewish Community Center

The SFJCC presents a wide variety of music programs, including the Shenson Community Music Series of free concerts by students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Artistic Director: Not specified
Where to hear them: San Francisco Jewish Community Center

Music Box at the Moon

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: Claudia Polley
Where to hear them: 315 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Music for Friends

Founded: 2003
Artistic Director: Galen Marshall
Where to hear them: Congregational Church of San Mateo

Music for Haiti

Founded: 2011
Where to hear them: Episcopal Churches around the San Francisco Bay Area

Music in Schools Today

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: Meg Madden
Where to hear them: Nonprofit- Fundraiser Events

Music in the Mishkan

Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Randall Weiss
Where to hear them: Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St. (at 16th St.), SF

Music In The Mission @ St. John's

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Dr. Thomas Conroy
Where to hear them: Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist

Music in the Mountains

Founded: 1982
Artistic Director: TBA July 09
Where to hear them: Grass Valley, Ca

Music in the Vineyards

Each August the three week festival features chamber music performances in vineyards of the Napa Valley.

Founded: 1994
Artistic Director: Daria T Adams and Michael Adams
Where to hear them: Vineyards throughout the Napa Valley

Music on the Hill

Music on the Hill presents Chamber Music concerts each Sunday evening at St Kevin's Church in Bernal Heights.

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: Ava Soifer
Where to hear them: St Kevin's Church

Music Teachers' Association of California - Friends of Today's Music

Founded: 1897
Artistic Director: Catherine OConnor
Where to hear them: California

Music Teachers' Association Of California Santa Clara Co. Branch

Founded: 1916 (Parent MTAC Inc. 1897 San Francusco)
Artistic Director: Peter H. Thompson President MTAC Sant Clara Co.
Where to hear them: Community Concert Series in various venues in Santa Clara Co.

Music Teachers' Association of California, Santa Cruz Co. branch

Founded: 1937
Artistic Director: Barbara Jirsa
Where to hear them: UCSC Music Center Recital Hall