"Preservation Through Music Education"


Since 2005, OPC has served an estimated 5000 youth through direct in-school, after-school and summer programs. That's an average of 500 students per year. OPC is dedicated to establishing partnerships and collaborations with schools and community institutions in order to provide music education for under-resourced populations. 

We know that music study is life transforming. Studies show that students who study music do better in school, are more likely to stay in school and graduate, more likely to stay away from drugs and alcohol, and tend to experience greater sense of belonging and connection with peers.  We have found this to be true at OPC. Ninety percent of our students graduate from high school and go to college.  We feel pretty good about this and want to ensure that OPC is around, as Carolina Gonzalez, an OPC alum has stated, "I want my grandkids to study music at OPC."  
To donate by mail, please send check or money order to:
Music Is Extraordinary, Inc.
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 

Monthly Donation

One-time Donation

Black Girls Play
Gwen Avery Scholarship for Girls 

$5,000-$10,000-Supports visiting artists, master classes, clinics and residencies. 
-Supports one year of private lessons.
Supports instrument repair and maintenance & piano tuning.
 Supports yearly instrumental rental for two student
$500- Supports yearly instrumental rental for one student

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music - 2323 Broadway - Oakland, CA 94612 - (510) 836-4649 
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