Spring 2021 Recruitment 01/23/21
The Music Connection is back for Spring 2021! We are so excited to meet everyone again. We are also recruiting new tutors this semester.
Come meet us:
Jan. 26 (Tues) 6-7 PM PST — Infosession 1 https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/93903847566
Jan. 27 (Wed) 6-7 PM PST — Calapalooza https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/94597433428
Jan. 29 (Fri) 7-8 PM PST — Joint Education Infosession https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95213584984
Feb. 1 (Mon) 6-7 PM PST — Infosession 2 https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/93054300041
Find the application from the “Apply” tab above! They are due on Feb 1 for the workshops and Feb 8 for private and in-class!
Fall 2020 Recap 12/20/20
A special thank you to everyone who participated in our programs and attended our events in this crazy time. This semester has been quite different with all of our programs having to be virtual.
We hope that you enjoyed the Exploring Music with TMC workshops every week, the Musical Bingo Night, the Instrument Petting Zoo, and of course the End of Semester Recital in which all our students showcased their stellar performances.
Finally, thank you tutors for all your hard work and dedication! We are so grateful for you. Without you, none of what we do would be possible. We hope to see everyone again very soon!
Our Response to COVID-19 3/18/20
In light of current events, such as the shelter-in-place order for most of the Bay Area and overall uncertain situation surrounding the coronavirus, we have decided that all TMC tutoring and outreach events are canceled for the remainder of the semester until further notice.
We understand that this is a difficult and stressful time and want to emphasize that everyone’s health is our top priority.
We hope that everyone is staying safe and informed, and taking necessary precautionary measures (practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, etc.) in the meantime.
As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
East Bay Center for the Blind 3/7/20
On Saturday, some of our TMC members went to our regularly scheduled service event at the East Bay Center for the Blind. Shoutout to our tutors for providing wonderful music for the residents!
End of Semester Recital 12/8/19
Thank you to everyone who attended our TMC recital on Sunday to celebrate the end of another semester! We hope you all had a wonderful time and enjoyed the performances put on by our students!
A special thank you to Noteworthy Men’s A Cappella for opening the recital with a fun performance, to Madeleine Lee for making the fantastic TMC pins that we were able to sell, and to Mark for helping set up the room.
Last but not least, a huge shoutout to all the tutors, parents, and students! You all are the reason that we’re able to do what we do, and we’re so grateful.
Photos taken by Ryan Do.
Volunteer Event @ East Bay Center for the Blind 11/16/19
This past Saturday, a couple of our TMC members went to the East Bay Center for the Blind on Adeline St. to play music for its residents. It was a great experience for us to remember why we do music volunteering. Seeing how music can bring people such happiness and joy is truly invaluable, especially because the residents rely on hearing for their daily lives. Thank you to everyone who came out! 🎹🎵
Fall 2019 Recap: CMD Strings & CMD Band
A big thank you to all the students, parents, and UC Berkeley musicians and directors who participated in our College Music Day events! Our CMD Strings event had around 10 students while our CMD Band event had over 20 students. Both had their highest turnouts to date! 🎶 We look forward to seeing everyone at our future events, and thank you for working with us to bridge the socioeconomic gap in music education.
College Music Day – Band 11/04/19
This is a wonderful opportunity for your student to play with college-level musicians and under the direction of Matthew Sadowski, the Director of the UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble. This event is open to all woodwind, brass and percussion players.
Date of event:
Monday, November 4, 5-6pm at 3 Cesar Chavéz on UC Berkeley campus.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of rehearsal for check-in and join us afterwards for refreshments.
Fill out an application here: http://tinyurl.com/band2019fall
Please note, applications are due by Sunday, October 27. If you have any questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Music Day – Strings 10/23/19
This is a wonderful opportunity for your student to play with college-level musicians and under the direction of David Milnes, the Director of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. This event is open to all violin, viola, cello and bass players.
Date of event:
Wednesday, October 23, 4:30-5:30pm in Hertz Hall on UC Berkeley campus.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of rehearsal for check-in and join us afterwards for refreshments.
Fill out an application here: http://tinyurl.com/strings2019fall
Please note, applications are due by Tuesday, October 22. If you have any questions, you can reach us at email@example.com.
Fall 2019 Applications
Tutor Application: tinyurl.com/tmctutorappfall19
Parent/Student Application: tinyurl.com/tmcstudentfallapp19
Come out to our info. sessions if you have any questions!
Spring Music Festival 4/14/19
This is a wonderful opportunity for your student to experience an informal public performance (either solo or small group) and meet other young musicians! Students will receive feedback from professional musicians and professors in UC Berkeley’s music department and prizes will be awarded to outstanding performers. The event is open to all elementary, middle, and high school students. String, woodwind, brass, piano, and vocal students are all eligible to participate.
College Music Day 4/15/19
This is a wonderful opportunity for your student to play with college-level musicians under the direction of Matthew Sadowski, the Director of the UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble. For more information, please check out our Events page!
Date of event: Monday, April 15th, 5-6pm at 3 Cesar Chavéz on the UC Berkeley campus
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of rehearsal for check-in!
Fill out an application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQZKFcJvV_ZrdvA9EBJYvy5zdyLFcnhNguBvc3UqVJvnS5PA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Please note, applications are due by Sunday, March 17th. If you have any questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stickers for Sale!
We are selling these cute stickers for $2 each (2 for $3.50)!!
Please support free music tutoring for young students in the Berkeley and Oakland school districts and help us bridge the socioeconomic gap in music education to make music more accessible!
Fill out this order form and pick up your stickers on Monday, November 26 from 1pm to 4pm on Sproul! IF you are not a Cal student, please contact your tutor or email us to arrange a pickup. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepXIcHT13FWUxhYjVF4tKvuLosEjQJGt1Mpfm-Win1Ot49og/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please venmo @Cat-Wang-3 or pay in cash.