EIN 04-2437973

Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB)

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The mission of Community Music Center of Boston is to transform lives throughout Greater Boston by providing equitable access to excellent music education and arts experiences.

Program areas at CMCB

Community Music Center of Boston ("cmcb") is a nationally recognized and accredited institution. Core programs include: musical instruction in over 20 instruments and a variety of genres and styles; offerings for a range of individuals, from early childhood classes to advanced performing ensembles; and clinically-certified Music therapy services for individuals of all ages. Cmcb serves over 500 individuals each week at its headquarters in the Boston Center for the arts and nearly 4,000 individuals in partnership with 30+ schools, Community centers, and social service agencies throughout nearly every neighborhood in Boston.
Music therapy is the skillful use of Music to achieve non-musical therapeutic goals, like social, cognitive, physical, and emotional health. Cmcb's Music therapy program is led by certified professionals who work with people of all ages to work toward goals in communication, socialization, or independent living. Music therapy services are provided in-house at cmcb's headquarters and in partnerships with nearly a dozen health & human services agencies.
Founded in 1978, cmcb's school programs partner with Boston schools to help make Music an influential part of every child's education. Cmcb's partnership with over a dozen schools provides weekly Music and performing arts instruction to nearly 4,000 students each week. Cmcb strives to provide high-quality Music instruction and arts participation opportunities citywide, and provides schools with the capacity-building support necessary to ensure programs can be successfully administered and sustained. Founded at the height of Boston's school segregation crisis, the school outreach program is an important part of cmcb's legacy of service to the city of Boston.

Form 990s for CMCB

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-062020-10-15990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-09-15990View PDF
2015-062016-02-24990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$64,730
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...and 10 more grants received

Financials for CMCB

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,088,393
Program services$1,459,264
Investment income and dividends$81,394
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$64,121
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$11,509
Total revenues$2,704,681

Personnel at CMCB

Marie TaiChief Operating Officer
Morgan BeckfordChief Programming Officer
Martin ThomsonPresident$0
 Subscribe to viewTechnical Director
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...and 19 more key personnel

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General information
34 Warren Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Website URL
(617) 482-7494
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6E: Performing Arts Schools
NAICS code, primary
711130: Musical Groups and Artists
Parent/child status