Host a Semifinalist

One of the unique qualities of the Klein Competition is its corps of enthusiastic and supportive host families/individuals. If you are interested in becoming a Klein host, please review the host “job description” below and contact CMC’s Executive Director, Fred Spitz at fspitz@californiamusiccenter.org or by phone at 415.252.1122. In general, we prefer that hosts be San Francisco residents, but it is not a requirement.

HOST JOB DESCRIPTION

Transportation
Arrange or provide transportation* to and from:

  • Airport
  • Rehearsals
  • Performances
  • Social gatherings
    • Dinner for participants, hosts, and California Music Center Board members
    • Post-finals reception

*Note: Host families frequently share transportation duties by arranging carpools.

At Home
Provide:

  • A comfortable room
  • Meals (“family style” usually preferred)
  • Quiet rehearsal space

In General
To the extent possible:

  • Welcome the Semifinalist as a “member of the family”
  • Attend the Semifinalist dinner
  • Act as your Semifinalist’s fan club throughout the Competition
  • Otherwise look for ways to support/encourage your Semifinalist’s efforts in the Competition
  • Take your Semifinalist “out on the town” in San Francisco, if time permits
  • Provide the Klein Competition with feedback on your experience as a host

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If you would like to make a credit card donation over the phone, please call CMC at 415.252.1122.

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Mail a donation check to:

California Music Center
PO Box 460095
San Francisco, CA 94146-0095

Thank you for supporting California Music Center.