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About Us

Our Mission

CMOC was created to fight the injustices in access to classical music by performing concerts and sharing our love of music with all members of society

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Artistic and Executive Director, Allyson Cohen, founded CMOC with the goal of bringing concert stage music to those who may not be able to attend a normal concert. We perform at hospitals and shelters to share and teach our love of concert music with members of the community in need. 

With our concerts, we aim to fight the injustices that are deep rooted in the field of classical music; we promote and feature the works of historically excluded composers on all of our concerts, and we increase access to live chamber music performances for marginalized communities who would not otherwise get to experience this. Music gives hope and comfort to those in need and is a powerful mechanism for communication. 

This is why we at CMOC believe that concert music should be accessible to all; we inform our audiences about the music we program, and perform without the formalities attached to the concert hall. One of the most rewarding parts of the process is engaging with the audience. Therefore, we always welcome questions and participation of any kind. we cater our performances to the age and needs of the audience, with our only goal being to bring more joy and optimism than there was before.  

The Need for Music

One of the most known benefits of classical music is that it increases brain functioning. Classical music helps develop the genes that secrete dopamine and improve synaptic functioning. It is also proven to help with memory, as well as with reading and language skills.. 

According to researchers at the University of Utah's Pain Research Center, music is proven to help with recovery by reducing pain. Music can also help stroke patients recover faster. 

Studies have shown that music reduces stress. It is found that music can lower your cortisol levels and help calm your nervous system which both help reduce stress. 

It is proven that music improves listening skills. Classical music increases concentration skills as well as self discipline. 

Classical music also builds a strong sense of communityMusic  is the universal language and brings people together in a uniquely intimate way. 


It is proven that music increases self confidence. Attending concerts increases confidence as this brings joy and productivity. The same sense of self pride can be accomplished when playing an instrument yourself.. 

Upcoming Events

  • CMOC Concert
    Thu, Dec 08
    Dec 08, 2022, 5:30 PM
    Detroit, 3737 Lawton St, Detroit, MI 48208, USA
    A dinner and chamber music concert to bring hope and holiday spirit to the community of the Salvation Army- Great Lakes Harbor Light system.
  • CMOC Concert
    Thu, Nov 17
    Nov 17, 2022, 12:00 PM
    Detroit, 2800 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    A chamber music in partnership with the Henry Ford Cancer Center featuring duos by Chevalier de Saint Georges, Bach, Beethoven, and more!
  • CMOC Concert
    Sun, Nov 13
    Ann Arbor
    Nov 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
    Ann Arbor, 4600 All Seasons Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    A concert in collaboration with SMTD Outreach and Engagement featuring chamber music works by Chevalier de Saint Georges, Bach, Beethoven, and more!
  • CMOC Concert
    Mon, Oct 31
    Ann Arbor
    Oct 31, 2022, 5:00 PM
    Ann Arbor, 312 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Community Engagement concert at the Delonis Homeless Shelter featuring an exciting program of diverse works!
  • CMOC Outreach Concert
    Thu, Sep 22
    Delonis Center
    Sep 22, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Delonis Center, 312 W Huron St, Ann Arbor MI 48103
    We will be performing a diverse range of words all the way from Mozart to Montgomery. Come to the Delonis Center for their bike safety event. The Delonis Center is a homeless shelter and food kitchen located in downtown Ann Arbor.

"Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop." 

                              - Dorothy Height 

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