“Preservation Through Music Education”

Support OPC Today

OPCMusic is dedicated to opening the world of music to all through access to 
quality instruction. While we strive to provide musical instruction affordable to all, we rely on the loyal and generous support of our donors to maintain our educational and artistic mission.

Why give?

The motivation behind every decision to donate is different for every person. The National Association for Music states that an estimated 25 million students participate in school music programs, but that number is beginning to shrink as programs across the country are being slashed or eliminated all together.

Music study is life transforming. Students learn skills that last a lifetime - discipline, teamwork, and creativity.  Studies show that students that participate in school music programs tend to score higher on standardized tests, are more likely to stay in school and graduate, more likely to stay away from drugs and alcohol, and experience higher earnings in their professional life.

In thinking of why people give, consider the following:

  • The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. 
    Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
  • The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. 
    When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

  • The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  • The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
    One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  1. ONE TIME MONETARY DONATION:  You are welcome to offer a one-time donation. Every penny counts! 
  2. DONATE GOOD & SERVICES: We welcome donations of previously owned computers, office equipment, musical instruments, music stands, etc. 
  3. OPCMusic "$10 Month Club" - We offer a yearly service where you may donate $10 monthly via a recurring subscription. 
  4. VOLUNTEER!  OPCMusic welcomes participation from the community. Volunteerism in teaching, various administrative tasks, transportation, reception, and are encouraged!

One time donation

Monthly Donation Levels


$10, 000-Supports visiting artists, master classes, clinics and residencies. 
 Supports 10 students in the Preparatory Studies in Music After-school Program.
-Supports one year of private lessons.
 Supports 10 students for 2 weeks at the OPC Summer Music Academy. 
$1, 000-
Supports instrument repair and maintenance & piano tuning.
$900-Supports full tuition for the Summer Music Academy for one student.
 Supports 1-year instrumental rental for one student in the Preparatory Studies in Music After-School Program. (OPC has instruments available for students as needed and available. This fee covers maintenance and insurance)
Supports tuition for one student to attend a 2-week session of the Summer Music Academy.
Supports two 45-minute private lessons; student transportation to performances; healthy snacks.
Supports one 45-minute private lesson
-Supports Registration Fee for any OPC class, program, clinic.

One time donation

$10 Month Club


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