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OPC centers the African American Experience in the development of American music and culture. Our programs celebrate, preserve and extend the musical heritage of the people of Oakland and the broader Bay Area by providing affordable, world-class musical experiences for people of all ages.
“Preservation Through Music Education”
About OPC Music
The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music is a project of Music Is eXtraordinary, Inc, (MIX), a California 501c3 which provides music education for people in urban areas. Music Is eXtraordinary(MIX) was founded in 2001 by Musician/Educator, Angela M. Wellman. Ms. Wellman consulted with schools to develop music programs that reflected each school's culture. In 2004 MIX became a 501c3 non-profit and opened its first music center, the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPC) in 2005. OPC is part of a broader agenda to build a national network of Public Conservatories with a unified teaching philosophy and teaching practices that engender equity, belonging, and empathy through the music. Read More…