San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Creatives shine in San Francisco! As the only conservatory with partnerships with leading artist-management companies (Opus 3 and Askonas Holt) and a GRAMMY-winning record label (Pentatone) your music education will be incomparable.

Areas of Study
• Classical Guitar
• Composition
• Conducting
• Historical Performance
• Piano/Keyboards
• Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM)
• Strings
• String and Piano Chamber Music
• Technology and Applied Composition (TAC)
• Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
• Voice and Opera Studies

Professional Skills
SFCM offers optional Undergraduate Concentrations in several areas: Arts Leadership, Historical Performance, Teaching, and Technology. Concentrations are an opportunity to focus on an area of interest and build a larger skillset to take with you upon graduating. Once completed, your Concentration will be indicated on your transcript, so your efforts will be visible to future employers and graduate programs.

Individual Training
With an enrollment of only 450, SFCM is a tight-knit community that celebrates creativity, collaboration, and the highest standards of artistry. You will study and perform side-by-side with musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, as well as members of the San Francisco Ballet, Opera, and SFJAZZ ensembles. As the only collegiate conservatory in the Bay Area, SFCM students work alongside internationally-known artists appearing on San Francisco’s major stages and have the opportunity to gig all around the city from Napa Valley to Silicon Valley.


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