Enjoy some of our recent video projects!

So many of us are striving for a more inclusive world, and one of the ways that we do this is by working to celebrate the contributions of the diversity of cultures around us. The challenge that many of us have is in understanding and navigating the line between celebration and tokenism as it relates to cultural representation. Join us at CMCB for our next Community Conversation as we define and discuss terms such as “representation,” “tokenism,” and “cultural appropriation.”
CMCB’s Spring Ensembles Concert featured performances by our Junior String Ensemble, Una Voce (adult choir), Chamber Orchestra, among others.
CMCB Voice Faculty member Stephanie Lamprea presents Women Take The Floor, an evening of solo contemporary vocal music by female composers. This collection of works is curated from recordings made in a variety of settings before and during the pandemic, including in-person livestreaming at Roulette Intermedium in New York, COVID-safe recording sessions at The Record Co., in Stephanie’s bedroom apartment in Dorchester, and before the pandemic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Music of Social Change: How can we channel activism into art?

“Pomp and Circumstance” – CMCB Graduation Celebration Featuring the CMCB Chamber Orchestra and guests from the CMCB Community
Members of the Community Music Center of Boston Chamber Orchestra perform “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand”, composed by Margaret Bonds, led by Music Director Thomas Kociela and joined by soprano soloist Morgan Beckford.
CMCB Bassoon Studio performs “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
Graduating Seniors Emily Qiu, Sebastian Long, and Lucy Humphrey; Debbie Chen, Ella Berger, Kiran Cremer, Fabricio Da Veiga, Carson Saponaro, Cindy Zhou, Alumni Chris Li, Lecolion Washington, Janet Underhill, special guest: Kinich Underhill.
Arranged by CMCB Bassoon Faculty Janet Underhill Edited and Produced by CMCB Cello Faculty Timothy Paek
Fiddlefest is an annual event aimed around building community amongst Strings students and celebrating music and student work together. This event, normally a large scale gathering in Community Music Center of Boston’s Allen Hall, has been reimagined online. Students submitted solo, duo, and trio videos (with their families) compiled by Tim Paek, CMCB Faculty and cellist.
On February 5, 2020, CMCB had its first Community Conversation event. Executive Director Lecolion Washington gave a talk about equity of power in arts education and how that can shape our programming. We invite you to watch the recording of our conversation on YouTube and engage with us in the comments so that we can continue to be thoughtful about the ways power play a role in our work.