Summer Program Announced!


The California Sound Collective invites the community to come make music with us!  Whether you are an experienced amateur player or curious to learn an instrument, the California Sound Collective brings musicians and audiences together to participate in community music making.  We are presenting this new program through the generous sponsorship of the El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission.

Starting June 4, 2019, our Beginning Orchestra begins a series of 12 Tuesday night rehearsals led by Andrew Lewis and Kyle Baldwin.  Whether you are a beginning level player or have never played an instrument before, this group gives the experience of playing and performing with an ensemble while being coached by professionals.

Starting July 15, 2019, our Advanced Amateur Orchestra led by David Ramadanoff will have 6 Monday night rehearsals.  If you are an advanced amateur player, this group provides an in depth experience of rehearsing and performing an orchestral masterpiece, enhanced by the leadership of Maestro Ramadanoff (a former Associate Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony) and coaching by members of our outstanding professional ensemble.

Both the Beginning Orchestra and the Advanced Amateur Orchestra will then join our professional musicians for a special concert event on August 24, 2019 at the El Cerrito Community Center.  This event celebrates all levels of music making, while also presenting a high quality concert that can be enjoyed by all members of the community.

You can register now using the Join Us option in the main menu!