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Community Music Center (CMC) 3350 SE Francis Street, Portland, Oregon 97202

Events are subject to change. Please call 503-823-3177 for latest information. For CMC classes and lessons, click here to see our online catalog.

Also see the Arts and Culture calendar for other great special events. 

Community Music Center Open House - FREE!

CMC auditorium and classrooms, 3350 SE Francis Street

Saturday, September 21 2019, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


4 hours


Mini demo classes throughout the afternoon, along with instrument petting zoo, performances, and more!


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CMC celebrates new classes―plus 50 years in the Francis Street Firehouse―with an open house featuring live music, instrument petting zoo, free demo classes, and more!

Enjoy an afternoon of free and fun music exploration for all ages in the open house. All performances, events and sample classes are free! CMC artist instructors will perform throughout the day and be on hand to talk about their class offerings! (full schedule listed below)

Try a new instrument―or many! CMC rooms full of instruments to try out, including violins, cellos, drums, guitars, pianos, xylophones and trumpets,

Enjoy live entertainment, featuring the Northwest Piano Trio as the headliner, and also including Connie Pazienza, Ellen Godula's Beatles Review, and others!

Sample a group class for kids and adults! Including mini demo classes in percussion, piano, improvisation, and bilingual English-Spanish family music for Early Childhood (¡Cantemos Together!).

See our website for more details at


12:20pm   Connie Pazienza - Come wish Teacher Connie a fond farewell with a singalong to fill her heart ❤ and share her favorite mouse tale.

12:40pm   Northwest Piano Trio (set 1) - The Northwest Piano Trio plays traditional classical music while also exploring the music of 20th and 21st century composers.

2:00pm   Student chamber music master class demonstration

1:40pm   NW Piano Trio (set 2)

2:40pm   NW Piano Trio (set 3)

3:00 pm  Fiddling (newly added!)

3:40pm   Ellen Godula’s Beatle Mania Revue! (Ellen Godula teaches piano at CMC and performs in various groups around town).

MINI DEMO CLASS: Cantemos Together
English/Spanish family music time (ages 0-5), 15 - 20 minutes
12:00, 1:00, 2:20, and 3:00pm

Percussion adventure sure to be a hit for all ages, 15-20 minutes
12:00, 1:20, 2:20, and 3:20pm

Instrument petting zoo and demos (violin, viola, cello, trumpet, flute, saxophone, clarinet, bass, piano)