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SFCM by the Numbers

Enrollment (Fall 2017)

Collegiate enrollment: 414
States represented: 40
Average Student to Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Pre-College enrollment: 245
Adult Extension enrollment: 100

Collegiate Student Demographics

Countries represented: 33
Female students: 51%

Collegiate Student Race/Ethnicity

Students of color (including Asian & Pacific Islander): 50%
Black or Latin: 10%
More than one race/ethnicity: 7%

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music (BM) in orchestral instruments, voice, keyboard instruments, Technology and Applied Composition, Roots, Jazz, and American Music, guitar, composition;
  • Master of Music (MM) in orchestral instruments, voice, keyboard instruments, guitar, composition, chamber music, collaborative piano, conducting;
  • Artist Certificate (AC) in chamber music;
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in vocal performance;
  • Professional Studies Diploma (PSD) in instrumental performance, historical performance, Technology and Applied Composition, conducting;

Existing Facilities at 50 Oak Street

  • Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall. A dramatic performance hall created in a renovated, historic grand ballroom. The New York Times said, “of all the classical music settings in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s 450-seat Concert Hall . . . comes close to being ideal.”
  • Sol Joseph Recital Hall. An extraordinary, intimate modern hall seating 125 and specifically designed for chamber music, small ensemble performances and recitals.
  • Osher Salon. A versatile jewel-box for student recitals, ensemble performances, rehearsals, classes and lectures.
  • Other facilities include the Milton Salkind Terrace, Phyllis Wattis Atrium, Carol Pucci and Dixon R. Doll Baroque Studio, recording studio, Technology and Applied Composition studios, library, and percussion suite.

Faculty

Collegiate: 153
Pre-College/Adult Extension: 97
Part-Time Staff and Music Associates: 33

Community Service (off-campus performances in the local community, annually)

SFUSD K-12 schools served: 13
SFUSD K-12 students taught by SFCM students: 800

Performances (on- and off-site, annually)

Total annual performances: 650+ (most of which are free)
Attendance: 33,000

Tuition & Financial Aid (2017—18 Academic Year)

Full-time undergraduate or graduate student tuition: $43,700
Percentage of student body receiving scholarship support: 99%

Time to Degree

Average years for BM students to graduate: 4
Average years for MM students to graduate: 2
Average years for PSD/PGD students to graduate: 1
Average years for AC students to graduate: 2