East Bay Community Music Project

Music Is Community!


Winter Fundraising Campaign

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The anchor of our community-building offerings is our Sunday gathering, held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month (with some exceptions, so check the schedule) from 9:30am to 11:30am. We are currently making music at the South Berkeley Senior Center at 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703. 

Our Sunday Schedule:

  • 9:30: informal potluck breakfast— bring a healthy breakfast item for yourself, your family and a little extra to share;
  • 10:15: Hi Good Morning— With a full stomach and surrounded by friends, we’ll start singing right on time;
  • 11:30: announcements and clean-up— looking for housing? Selling a car? Need childcare? Have a life event you want to share? This is a time to share community events with your friends; After a good hour and 15 minutes of music-making, those who want to keep socializing can head out to the park across the street. Bring a sack lunch if you’d like and keep singing if you’re so inspired!

EBCMP @ Prescott-Joseph Pre-Preschool

The Prescott-Joseph Pre-Preschool is a community of play where adults and children grow together everyday. Children develop their cognitive, social, emotional, and motor skills through rich child-centered, play-based activities. In a supportive community of other West Oakland families with young children, adults bond with their children through play, grow their understanding of child development, and have access critical tools/resources for their families. This free program is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30. Play, Learn, Grow Together!

EBCMP supports the program’s goals by bringing community-focused high-quality music instruction into the lives of West Oakland families. Adults and children singing together is a powerful and joyful means of growing, learning and bonding.


Singalongs at U.C. Village
for babies, toddlers, and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers

In our weekly gatherings we sing songs in many languages– primarily in English, but also in Mandarin, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, German, Bulgarian, etc! In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will get to know your neighbors and learn about each other’s cultures, all while exposing the little ones to lots of language and music. Each week we play musical games, sing canons, and learn lullabies. No prior experience necessary. All are welcome. The instructor is a Berkeley native, recent Village resident, and mother of two, who loves singing with other people and learning songs in other languages. Questions? Email jennie[dot]d[at]ebcmp[dot]org

Ensemble Connection

Ensemble Connection is a community project to inspire “former” musicians to pick up their instruments again and connect with other like-minded musicians to rekindle their passion for music.

If you have at least 3-5 years of musical training at an intermediate to advanced level (even if you’re a little rusty now) and you want to meet once a month with other musicians in a small group setting to practice, sightread, and play music, send an email to ensembleconnection@ebcmp.org This project is aimed at time-challenged adults, especially parents. We can help coordinate child care to support ensemble playing time.

House Parties

EBCMP facilitates house parties, where a family in the community opens their home to potluck and informal singing. Third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. To find out about the next house party, send an email to houseparty@ebcmp.org.

A Season of Song

To encourage and empower people to sing in and with their communities during the winter holidays, we’ve created the A Season of Song campaign, using social media to connect people together. Find out more at aseasonofsong.org.

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