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“I did grow and change throughout CMC just because it gave me something else better to do than what I was doing outside of choir”


At ComMUSICation, music isn't just the singing or the instruments. It's a special language that builds confidence, community, and capacity for change for the youth we serve.

To fully fund our growth and current programs, it will take $527,000 a year in community support. Whether you give $5, $500, or $5,000, your gift matters here. Our growth, our initiatives, and, most importantly, the difference we make in the lives of our youth are possible due to the unwavering support of community members like you.

ComMUSICation (CMC) is a music youth development organization in St. Paul focused on providing accessible, high-quality music education. Our mission is to amplify young voices and cultivate skills for success through equitable access to music, collaboration, and opportunity. The youth who participate in our programs learn life and leadership skills, build community across schools and cultures, and have the opportunity to perform frequently in amazing spaces.

ComMUSICation was founded ten years ago to fill a need in Saint Paul - to  make high quality afterschool music programs accessible to young people.  In our 10th anniversary season, we look back and see that the language of music matters: more than 1,000 young people have developed life and leadership skills, connected within community, and used their voices for the change they want to see in the world. 

We hope we can count on your donation this year. Our programs are growing, from 65 in 2020-21 to a remarkable 230 served this year. Every chord and every note carries a story of growth, determination, and leadership for the young people who participate.

“Music has changed my life. I don’t have to feel weird singing out loud anymore.”


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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family


868 Sherburne Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104



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