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  1. Admissions

Calling Musical Leaders

Become a part of one of the country’s most forward-thinking institutions.

Applying to music school is the beginning of forging your career at the highest level, and SFCM trains musicians for the full spectrum of opportunities available in music. When you start your application, you’ll be guided through the process by the Office of Admissions because we want to see your best.



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Collegiate Students
Countries Represented
Student-Teacher Ratio
58° F / 14° C
Average High in January :)

Departments and Faculty

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Degrees and Programs

Your career. Your path. The highest level.

Your studies should never stop challenging and inspiring you. That’s why our programs are designed to grow and change alongside your skill, interests, and ambition.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
Positive cases from tests administered
Percent of Students Vaccinated

Learn more about how SFCM has handled COVID-19 for our students.

* Data reported as of 9.15.21

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Recent Successes

Geoffrey Lee
Geoffrey Lee '20
San Francisco Ballet
Collaborative Pianist
Read about Geoffrey ››
DuMarkis Davis
DuMarkus Davis '18
Founder | Musicbuk
Forbes 30 Under 30
Read about DuMarkus ››
Zhenwei Shi
Zhenwei Shi '19
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola
Read about Zhenwei ››
Chasiti Walker '20
Chasiti Walker '20
Finalist | Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
Read about Chasiti ››

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Meet Admissions

We’re here to help.
Meet the team 

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    Dayne Wahl