We’ve been in your shoes.
We went to music school—and loved it so much that we haven't left. We dedicate our days to helping musicians join an educational community that enables them to grow as artists beyond their expectations. At night, we still take an occasional music gig.
With a background in Early Music—recorder and voice—and literature/creative writing (BM/BA Oberlin and MM IU Jacobs School of Music), I have led the admission team at SFCM since 2009. I grew up in the San Juan Islands, WA, and the Puglia region of Italy. I enjoy working with SFCM faculty to identify musicians who will thrive at the Conservatory and making it possible for these students to attend. My outside interests include cooking, independent/foreign cinema, and travel.
After living and studying in multiple cities in the United States, I moved to San Francisco to work at SFCM in the Office of the Provost & Dean, then transitioned to the Office of Admission in 2017. As an oboist (BM '15, Eastman School of Music) with many interests, I enjoy seeing how SFCM faculty and life in the Bay Area enable our students to explore the different opportunities for careers in music. I look forward to getting to know our new students who will shape and expand music around the world.
Originally from Florida's Space Coast, I double-majored in music education (BME) and trombone performance (BM) at Florida State University’s College of Music, then continued my studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM). After graduating from SFCM, I freelanced throughout the Bay Area while working in a succession of roles at Stanford University. Returning to the Conservatory in 2015 has been a thrilling opportunity for me to continue sharing my passion for music and learning with inspired musicians from around the world.
- Katie Bertschi
- Stephan Kane
- Casey Kearney
- Stephanie Li
- Jana Ma
BM Technology and Applied Composition (Mandarin Speaker)
- Chasiti Walker
Office of Admission
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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