We’re so proud that you’re a part of our family.
We honor the outstanding achievements of SFCM’s alumni whose success and service promote the Conservatory’s innovation and excellence in the field of higher education. The Presidential Alumni Council (PAC) presents two Distinguished Alumni Awards annually to recognize the outstanding work of alumni at two key events: the annual Fanfare Luncheon and Commencement. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music leadership upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus. The award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements, and service to their community represent SFCM's vision of innovation and excellence.
Distinguished Alumni Award Call for Nominations
The call for nominations is now closed and will reopen again in Spring 2020. The 2019 award recipient will be announced before April 30.
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:
- 2019 Ramón Sender Barayón ’62
- 2018 Bonnie Hampton, pre-college
- 2018 Jeffrey Kahane '77
- 2017 Minna Choi '09
- 2017 Eugene Rodriguez '87
- 2016 James Freeman '92
- 2015 Lisa Delan '89
- 2014 Amy Schwartz Moretti '94 pre-college
- 2013 Marnie Breckenridge '96
- 2012 Choong Mo Kang '86
- 2011 Krista Bennion Feeney '81
- 2010 Chester Patton '91
- 2009 Yuliya Gorenman '92
- 2008 Lise Lindstrom '96
- 2007 Gyan Riley '01
- 2006 Warren Jones '77
- 2005 Robin Sutherland '75
- 2004 Violaine Melançon '88 and Seth Knopp '88, Peabody Trio