Celebrating a Century of Achievement

The Conservatory Orchestra performs Mason Bates' "Icarian Rhapsody." Conservatory Orchestra The Conservatory Orchestra performs Mason Bates' "Icarian Rhapsody."


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.

    Already on the path to a promising career, Evan Kahn is ready for any musical opportunity that comes his way.

  • 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.

    Chuxuejie Zhang takes in all that theory, repertoire, and history have to offer, boosting her thirst for knowledge.

  • 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.

    Colin Grant takes initiative at every corner to prepare for a life in the professional music production world.

  • 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.

    Kristopher Grant chases down his dreams by embracing new experiences.


Inspiring artists. Passionate teachers.

Jacob Nissly, Percussion

Percussionist Coaches the Best in the Nation

This summer, faculty member Jacob Nissly works with percussionists from the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America as they prepare for performances throughout the Americas.

Jacob Nissly, Professor of Percussion

New Program on the Horizon

Roots, Jazz, and American Music

Fall 2017 will see the launch of SFCM's brand new Roots, Jazz, and American Music program in partnership with the SFJAZZ Center. Pursue an innovative bachelor's degree track and study with the SFJAZZ Collective in this first-of-its-kind program.

Roots, Jazz, and American Music