About San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club

Tuesday Musical Club’s exclusively female membership includes some of San Antonio’s best musicians, teachers and classical aficionados, who all keep up with the international music scene.   The Tuesday Musical Club is one of the fine institutions—created by and for ladies—that survived the suffrage movement, two World Wars, the tumult of the late 20th century and the vicissitudes of the early 21st to maintain its position as one of the city’s foremost presenters of classical music.” (San Antonio Current)

Formed in 1901, the Tuesday Musical Club holds the distinction of being the oldest music club for women in Texas.

In 1923, members produced the first annual concert called Musical Teas. Those teas have evolved—without interruption—into the club’s Artist Series concerts featuring world-class artists. One of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the U.S., the Artist Series sponsors premier artists including Leonard Rose, Josef and Rosina Lhévinne, Angelika Kirchschlager, Arcadi Volodos, Chanticleer, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Joshua Bell, Nathan Gunn, Stephen Hough and Lawrence Brownlee.

The Junior Tuesday Musical Club was formed in 1924 to instill and nourish the promotion, study and performance of music for students grades 1 through 12 Offered in a fun environment that also promotes friendships, this club also develops excellence in musical performance and offers an opportunity to perform at a monthly club meeting, and also competitively at the annual competition in February.

Since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held each spring for serious students of music who reside or study in Texas. The competition is held in piano, voice and strings in rotating years; this year's competition will be in piano on Saturday March 7, 2020. 

Tuesday Musical Club continues to flourish, bringing the enjoyment of quality music to its members, friends and the public.    Anyone interested in music as a fine art is invited to attend the club’s Artist Series; the Junior Tuesday Musical Club Competition on Saturday, February 22, 2020; and the Young Artists Competition on March 7, 2020.

The public is very welcome at the club’s semi-monthly two-hour meetings with musical performances by TMC members who volunteer their time and expertise, followed by a tea. These entertaining and educational performances occur in the TMC Clubhouse and are marked in the listing to the right.  No RSVP is required. 



Upcoming Events

at the TMC Clubhouse, 

3755 N. St. Mary's Street (near San Antonio Zoo)

San Antonio, TX 78212



October 1, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
“Bluegrass Plus,” with TMC Juniors group Chords of Grace
October 22, 2019 -- 1:30 p.m.Celebrating Our New Members


November 5, 2019
— 1:30 p.m.
Honoring Those Who Have Gone Before Us: TMC Memorials
November 19, 20191:30 p.m.
John Duke-- Reminiscence and Celebration   


December 10, 2019
— 1:30 p.m.
Holidays at the Clubhouse


January 14, 2020
— 1:30 p.m.
Love Story in Song, the Brahms-Schumann Love Triangle

January 28, 2020 — 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Tracy Cowden and Friends from UTSA Music Department


Sunday, February 9, 2020
— 4:00 p.m.
TMC Piano Ensembles in Concert

February 11, 2020 — 3:00 p.m.
TMC Piano Ensembles in Concert


March 3, 2020 — 1:30 p.m.
Junior Tuesday Musical Club in Recital


April 14, 2020 — 1:30 p.m.
TMC Choir in Concert

April 28, 2020 — 1:30 p.m.
TMC String Ensemble in Recital

Our History


Tuesday Musical Club (TMC) holds the distinction of being the oldest music club for women in Texas. It was founded in 1901 by Mrs. Eli Hertzberg (Anna), a graduate of the New York Conservatory of Music, who found herself far from the cultured arts of New York City in the frontier town of San Antonio. There were six charter members of TMC who came together for the purpose of performing and discussing classical music. By 1902, the membership had grown to fifteen, and a yearbook was printed. At that time, all prospective members were required to audition. Meetings were held in Mrs. Hertzberg’s home, and she served as President until her death in 1937.

In 1903, a TMC choral group was formed and named the Tuesday Auxiliary Chorus. In 1904, Hertzberg started the San Antonio Symphony Society, which was active until World War I.  In 1915, her sister Mrs. Edward Sachs organized and directed a String Octet. A duo-piano ensemble began in 1916.

HIGHLIGHTS IN TMC HISTORY:

  • An annual series of concerts called Musical Teas began on October 23, 1923 and has evolved—without interruption—into the club’s Artist Series concerts featuring world-class artists. It is one of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the U.S.
  • The Junior Tuesday Musical Club  was formed in 1924.
  • Since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held each spring for serious students of music who reside or study in Texas. The competition is held in piano, voice and strings in rotating years.
  • In 1949, the present clubhouse at 755 N. St. Mary's Street was built on land leased from the city in Brackenridge Park. The members raised the money needed with donations and proceeds from the sale of the former meeting house. The bronze statue on the front lawn, titled Genius of Music, was given by Senator Harry Hertzberg in memory of his mother. It was designed by Pompeo Coppini and executed by Dr. Coppini, with the help of his protege, Dr. Waldine Tauch.   Formerly the members met first in Anna Hertzberg’s home and then in a house next door to the Hertzberg home on Euclid Avenue which they named the  Hertzberg Hall of Music.
  • In the late 1950s, member-pianist Miss Estelle Jones contacted long-time TMC friend and beneficiary Brooks Smith in New York City.   He helped choose two Steinway Grands from the Steinway Warehouse on Long Island. The matched-tone D and B model instruments graced the TMC clubhouse stage until 1998, when they were replaced with two new matching Steinway B Grands.  Mrs. Hertzberg’s personal Mason & Hamlin Parlour grand piano is still used in the clubhouse today.

Tuesday Musical Club sponsors three outreach programs for the community


Artist Series

Since 1923, the Artist Series of the Tuesday Musical Club has featured concerts by premier world-class artists, many of them appearing for the first time in San Antonio. The Artist Series is one of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the United States.

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Junior TMC

The Junior Tuesday Musical Club was established to instill and nourish the promotion, study and performance of music as a fine art in students grades 1 - 12, using the best of music literature. It also promotes friendship, encourages the study and performance of fine repertoire and inspires excellence.

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Young Artists Competition

Since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held each spring for serious college students of music who reside or study in Texas, with significant cash prizes. The competition alternates between piano, voice and strings.

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General Contact

Mailing Address
Tuesday Musical Club
P.O. Box 15215
San Antonio, TX 78212


Website Issues
satuesdaymusicalclub@gmail.com

Artist Series

P.O. Box 6193
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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