Enjoy some of our recent video projects!

In June 2022, Yo-Yo Ma came to our space to learn more about CMCB. After speaking to our community and a private in-house performance, he and our Executive Director, Lecolion Washington headed straight to Dudley Cafe in Nubian Square for a thrilling pop-up performance.

Thank you, Yo-Yo Ma for continuing to be a friend and ambassador of CMCB!
NY-based composer inti figgis-vizuetta kicked off our Community Conversation series this October!

In this clip, inti shares more about the multiple forms her art takes in relation to CMCB’s new student pathways and how she makes room for artists to be their full selves!

Stay tuned for more clips from this conversation!
In March, we supported William E Russell School on their first Multicultural night since the beginning of the pandemic. Not only was it an amazing chance to be part of the Russell family, but it also showed us the impact of the work we do every day at our partner sites.

Watch the Russell students share why Multicultural Night was so important to them!
ABC and storyteller, Rubenite Grandoit, return to the Community Music Center of Boston’s Allen Hall to present “The Epic of Sunjata.” Featuring the captivating story of ancient Mali alongside music by Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Reena Esmail, and Vieux Toure.
Listening In: Music & Youth Mental Health with Rachel Chao MPH, MSSW, MT-BC, Community Engagement and Clinical Manager, and Chris Perry MT-BC, Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs Our April Community Conversation focused on youth mental health, and how music and music therapy can support this generation’s mental well-being.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact that it has had on many students is undeniable, especially on their mental health. This conversation will look at the current youth mental health environment, how music can be used as a coping tool, and share more information about music therapy used in mental health treatment.
The Rasa String Quartet presents Song and Dance, a program centered around the relationship between voice, movement, and music. You will hear works by contemporary composers from North America and East Asia, alongside a traditional masterwork from the long-celebrated European canon.
Stephanie McKay is a creative multi-hyphenate rooted in the power of the arts to inspire, connect, uplift and transcend the barriers of the personal and political to create meaningful change as a collective. Her decades long experience as a professional dancer, singer and arts educator has brought her to this current convergence of multiple passions.

This exciting program features Stephanie McKay’s original music!
At CMCB we deeply care about helping young musicians blaze a trail to livelihoods in the arts—in both performance and non-performance-based careers. But how does that look in practice, especially when many institutions continue to provide narrow, outdated advice on succeeding as an artist, gatekeeping many pathways into arts careers?

Jasmine Garcia, Education Programs Director of Dunamis, joins us for an important discussion about how to be a nurturing and supportive ecosystem for our next generation of arts leaders.
Effectively Navigating the Relationship between Leaders of Color and Nonprofit Boards with Lecolion Washington (Executive Director), Martin Thomson (Former Board President), and Brenda Ross (Former Board Vice-President) In 2017, CMCB hired a new leader of color. Since that time, CMCB has navigated a global pandemic, balanced its business model, and almost doubled the endowment.

Additionally, CMCB has also had a 150% increase of BIPOC membership on the board, a 400% increase in BIPOC staff leadership, a 140% increase of total BIPOC staff, and a 100% increase in BIPOC faculty.