A Permanent Home for Music Center

Music Center’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the launch of a $2 million Capital Campaign to purchase the building which we have been leasing since 1995, thus achieving Music Center’s long-anticipated goal of a stable permanent home. In Music Center’s 23 years as tenants in the Oak Lake Baptist Church building at 96th Street and Linden Avenue, we have gradually made incremental improvements necessary to accommodate a growing range of lessons and ensembles. Ownership of the building will now anchor Music Center’s  mission of providing access to exceptional musical experiences for people of all ages and abilities, now and for years to come. Ownership will also enable additional needed improvements to optimize space and programming.  

“With this campaign we are dedicating ourselves to this community," said Board President, Kevin Fox. "We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to create a permanent home for Music Center in North Seattle."

Pre-launch fundraising efforts have produced exciting results, including:

  • Over $650,000 already pledged from lead supporters to jump-start the campaign  

  • A recommendation from the Department of Commerce for a $300,000  Building for the Arts grant  (pending legislative approval)

The  Keys to the Future campaign includes $500,000 in capital improvements, including upgrades to the building's major systems, and sound-proofing for teaching studios and performances spaces. The planned purchase will take place in August 2019.  

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