1. Admissions

Learning Outcomes

The Four Pillars

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.

    Exploring the operas of Handel and works of Gilbert and Sullivan is just the tip of the iceberg for Gabrielle Haigh.

  • 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.

    An accomplished pianist currently enrolled in med school, Kevin Sun keeps his passion for music close to inform his future.

  • 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.

    After a successful crowdfunding campaign, it’s only a matter of time before Matthew Linaman takes on his next project.

  • 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.

    Qianqian Jin is forging her own path to stand out with unmatched originality.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating from SFCM, you will be able to...

  1. Music Rendition

    Produce music based on given parameters. These may include a fully- or partially-notated score, a set of performance instructions, or the details of a composition assignment. (Artist, Individual)

  2. Integrative Artistry

    Perform a musical work with the applicable stylistic and expressive qualities, as understood through common practice and historical research. This includes a commitment to personal artistry and finding one’s creative and interpretive voice. (Artist, Individual)

  3. Music Literacy

    Analyze and competently discuss a wide range of musical works, including their historical and cultural context, and the elements of music theory that constitute the works’ particular character. (Artist, Intellectual)

  4. Professionalism

    Employ a range of skills to meet the demands of a professional career. This includes being able to recognize the requirements of their chosen field, design or locate resources and employ them effectively, practice self-care, demonstrate appropriate etiquette and communication, and produce the requisite materials of a qualified candidate. (Professional, Individual)

  5. Integrative Learning

    Synthesize ideas and experiences from across the curriculum and transfer learning to new and complex situations within and beyond campus. (Artist, Intellectual, Professional, Individual)

  6. Written Communication

    Express information and ideas using the written word across multiple platforms and genres. This includes audience awareness, the ability to present and successfully defend an original thesis, and a mastery of spelling and grammatical conventions. (Artist, Intellectual, Professional, Individual)

  7. Oral Communication

    Effectively present ideas and information to an audience using spoken language, by utilizing visual aids, body language, intonation, and other non-verbal elements. (Artist, Intellectual, Professional, Individual)

  8. Information Literacy

    Identify a need for information and to be able to locate, evaluate, and utilize sources for that information legally and ethically. (Intellectual, Professional, Individual)

  9. Quantitative Reasoning

    Use logic and visual representations of data to analyze and interpret problems in everyday life situations. (Intellectual, Professional)

  10. Critical Thinking

    Evaluate and generate arguments and ideas with an open mind, using clear, evidence-based reasoning to explore all sides of an issue and form a considered opinion. (Intellectual, Individual)