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Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, II. Allegretto Conducted by Edwin Outwater and performed by Students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor, II. Allegretto conducted by Edwin Outwater and performed by Students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on October 18, 2019

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Geoffrey Lee '20
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola
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SFCM Faculty is Pulitzer Finalist

Faculty member Michael Gilbertson was chosen as a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize for Music for his piece, Quartet.

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  • 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.

    “After seven years, three degrees later, I am graduating this year,” remarked Jasmine Johnson, thinking back to when she firs...

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