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Join the CMC Community

California Music Center depends upon the generosity of individuals and foundations to produce the Klein Competition and its other programs. CMC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID 51-0138643), and gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with the law.

The community of CMC donors includes classical music enthusiasts, parents of Klein prizewinners, educators, adult amateur string players, and others who support the work that we do to nurture the careers of young musicians. We also maintain – and welcome additions to – a dedicated core of families and individuals that Be a Host for the Klein Semifinalists each June.

For those loyal supporters who want to make a legacy gift to CMC, please consider becoming a member of the Elaine Klein Society.

Financial contributors to CMC enjoy a variety of benefits listed below:


Friend $1 – $124
  • Recognition in the concert program
Donor $125 – $249

Previous level benefits, plus:

  • Two Klein Competition t-shirts
Sponsor $250 – $499

Previous level benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to one Strings Attached* event
Patron $500 – $999

Previous level benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to all Strings Attached* events
  • Invitation to post-Finals reception at the Klein Competition
Benefactor $1,000 – $1,499

Previous level benefits, plus:

  • Annual Klein prizewinners CD compilation
  • Reserved seating at the Klein Competition
Partner $1,500 +

Please contact us to discuss special benefits at this level

Strings Attached is a series of casual musical events featuring past Klein Competition prizewinners and other luminaries from the world of string performance. Held in private homes throughout the Bay Area, these events are free to donors at the levels described above; tickets are not available for purchase.

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Donate via Secure Form

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


Mail a donation check to:

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

Thank you for supporting California Music Center.


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