since 1985

Join Us

The Community Women’s Orchestra welcomes musicians who identify as female. The orchestra encourages an intermediate level of playing (or above); feel free to email to see a list of recent repertoire.

At this time, CWO has the following vacancies:

  • strings
  • harp
  • percussion
  • winds and brass who can rotate in on larger pieces

Other players may be added to a wait list and called upon when suitable vacancies arise. 

Getting Started

CWO rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:15pm in Oakland at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue. There is a small lot accessible from Lake Merritt Boulevard, a small garage accessible from Lake Merritt Avenue, or plenty of street parking.

Interested musicians should feel free to email, or call (510) 463-0313 beforehand to confirm the rehearsal location, date and time and answer questions about the orchestra.

Our next concert is Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 4:00pm, with a dress rehearsal on Thursday, November 16th at 7:15pm.


CWO is always looking for volunteers to help the organization with such activities as ushering at concerts, fundraising, concert publicity, graphic design, program design, music library maintenance, grant writing, and the list goes on…

If you are interested in volunteering with CWO please send us a message at or call (510) 463-0313.

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Community Women's Orchestra is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 30924, Oakland, California 94604
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