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 classical music. When you start your application, you’ll be guided through the process by the Admissions Office because we want to see your best.

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99%
Receive Scholarships
460
Collegiate Students
34
Countries Represented
3:1
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 undergraduate and graduate music degree programs are designed to grow and change alongside your skill, interests, and ambition.

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Recent Successes

Geoffrey Lee '20
San Francisco Ballet
Collaborative Pianist
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Sepideh Moafi '07
Actor / Singer
The L Word: Generation Q
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Zhenwei Shi '19
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola
Read about Zhenwei ››
Meredith Kufchak '16
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola
Read about Meredith ››

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Meet Admissions

We’re here to help.
Meet the team 

  • Lisa Nickels

  • A photo of Admissions team member, Alyssa Saint

    Alyssa Saint

  • Jason Lawrence