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  1. About Us

About Us

At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, we give students the framework and foundation to succeed throughout their studies and careers, creating a path of lifelong learning. More than any other world-class conservatory, we focus on educating the whole person, with an interconnected curriculum that breaks down barriers between the intellectual, artist, professional, and individual. Our faculty, facilities, and position at the heart of the San Francisco music scene have helped SFCM seize a leading role in preparing—and defining—the 21st-century musician.


President David Stull with SFCM Student


Get a sense of our approach.

True preparation for a life in music demands a transformative education.

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    Get to know President David H. Stull and Dean and Chief Academic Officer Jonas Wright.

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  • SFCM Performance Hall


    SFCM has some of the most advanced, meticulously tuned facilities of any music conservatory.

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    Visit Us

    We want you here! Come out for a visit and take a look around. We’ll be happy to give you a tour and some inside information about living in San Francisco.

SFCM original president


We've been around for a little while.

SFCM is celebrating its 100th anniversary. That means it’s time to take a look back at where it all began.

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Dean, Jonas Wright