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"You're there because you want to be there and you love to be there. And they love that you are there."


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. 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! We're set to grow to serve 250 youth per year - that's double the number of young people learning the language of music and getting to know their own power along the way.

To fully fund our growth and current programs, it will take $400,000 a year in community support. We’re well on our way, with the first $340,000 already pledged. 

Join us in the transformational work of amplifying young voices and cultivating skills for success through equitable access to music, collaboration, and opportunity by making a gift.  

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




868 Sherburne Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104



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