1. Celebrating 100 Years

A century of achievement

It’s about the next 100 years.

The 2017–18 season is a time for celebration. It’s a time to look back—and look forward. Rediscovering our roots sets the context of the present and informs the future. SFCM’s centennial celebrations encompass all the Conservatory has been and will be.

Join us this season as we explore our rich history through performance, talks, and special events. Featuring Conservatory faculty (both past and present), friends, and guests such as Frederica von Stade, Patricia Racette, Deborah Voigt, Garrick Ohlsson, Punch Brothers, Dimitri Murrath, Alan Pierson, Meredith Monk, the Telegraph Quartet, and many others, we’ve packed a century’s worth of excellence into one season, pulling out all the stops for this very special occasion. You don’t want to miss this.

We’ll see you at the Conservatory!

Celebrate our 100th birthday on both coasts!


Telegraph Quartet SFCM's quartet-in-residence, Carnegie Hall debut - February 6
The Philip Glass Ensemble with SFCM students Carnegie Hall - February 16
Elza van den Heever '04 soprano, Strauss: Elektra, Metropolitan Opera - March 1, 5, 9, 12, 17
Jeffrey LaDeur '11 piano, Carnegie Hall solo recital debut - March 25

Oral History Project

Hear from our family

SFCM’s oral histories give unique insight into Conservatory life from decades past. Listen to conversations with Bonnie Hampton, Conrad Susa, Elinor Armer, and others.

Launch of New Program

Roots, Jazz, and American Music

The 2017–18 academic year sees the inaugural Roots, Jazz, and American Music class enter the Conservatory’s halls.


Hear the latest coming out of SFCM.