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An education at SFCM will transform you as
an artist, intellectual, professional, and individual.

  • To become an inspiring artist you must first seek inspiration. An extraordinary faculty is the foundation for a transformative education. Immersing yourself in a culture of exploration where you hear and perform with legendary musicians is the path to success.

    Maria van der Sloot was surrounded by artists growing up, but her musical path is wholly her own.

  • You will expand your curiosity and understanding of the world through a dynamic curriculum integrated with your focus on music. Critical thinking is the path to knowledge, self-awareness, perspective, and achievement. You will develop the skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication necessary to pursue any endeavor.

    Puripat Paesaroch draws on his active performing life to inform his intellectual ambitions.

  • The ability to transform dreams and aspirations into a life path is predicated on an understanding and application of core business principles and strategies. Our curriculum is designed to equip you for a lifetime of success.

    Alyssa Stone combines performance with her passion for education to further the role of music in children’s lives.

  • Part of your journey at SFCM is to discover new ideas and explore them through projects of your own imagination and design. Winter Term provides the ideal laboratory to challenge yourself, to engage your strengths, to know and improve your weaknesses, and to practice the art and science of taking risks. You are unique. The possibilities are limitless.

    Mia Pixley connects to diverse audiences and fellow musicians, collaborating on multiple levels and platforms.

A shot of the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music


Inspiring artists. Passionate teachers.

Sarah Cahill, Music History and Literature

Faculty Member Receives Honor

Faculty member Sarah Cahill is the recent recipient of the Champion of New Music Award from American Composers Forum.

A photo of faculty member Sarah Cahill

Facility of the Future 

The Bowes Center

SFCM President David H. Stull reveals plans to build the Ute and William K. Bowes, Jr. Center for Performing Arts at 200 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, the Conservatory's first housing facility which will also contain performance halls, a restaurant, rehearsal spaces, and much more.