Welcome string, wind and piano players!

CMNC is a nonprofit organization which provides opportunities for musicians to play and enjoy chamber music through workshops which include coaching, master classes and performance opportunities.

We hold three weekend workshops each year for intermediate to advanced string, woodwind, and piano players. Workshops take place at colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay area. CMNC members and non-members are welcome to participate either as individuals or as members of pre-formed groups.

Details of Our Next Workshop

(Click on this link for application procedure, fee schedule, and more.)

Future Workshops:

Winter 2017: February 25-26, 2017
Workshop location: SFSU

Spring 2017: Late May or early June, 2017 (date to be announced)
Workshop location: College of Marin, Kentfield

You are invited to become a CMNC member, take part in our workshops, and help support our goals.

Among the benefits of membership in the Chamber Musicians of Northern California are:

  • Reduced fees for participation in our chamber music workshop weekends.
  • Partial financial aid for members who indicate need.
  • An annual Membership Directory with musical instrument, address and telephone number for about 400 members. The list is designed to help members find fellow chamber musicians and to set up playing groups.
  • The Chamber Musician, the CMNC newsletter, published thrice-yearly, has information about CMNC workshops and articles of interest to chamber musicians.

Your membership in CMNC provides you with opportunities for playing chamber music and keeps you in touch with the world of music around you.

Links to Music on the Internet

Where to obtain music and recordings, instrument supplies, music software, online dictionaries - encyclopedias - databases - tutorials, musician health concerns, travelling with instruments, insurance, more.
Other Workshops

Newsletter Gems

Some highlights from our newsletter The Chamber Musician. Complete issue archives starting April 2008 are available to full members after you log-in


Answering some of the questions about chamber music in general and about CMNC's workshops