A SFCM student performing on the cello in the orchestra
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Strings
  3. Cello

Make music speak.

Opportunity awaits you as a cellist at SFCM.

Part of SFCM’s comprehensive strings program, the cello department has a studio of about 29 students, all honing their craft with the guidance of four dedicated faculty members. Students can perform with resident ensembles such as the Conservatory Orchestra and chamber groups from the baroque to the contemporary, as well as enter the annual String Concerto Competition.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,170
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.3%
Positive cases from tests administered
19,020
Daily Symptom Checks Reported

Learn more about how SFCM has handled COVID-19 for our students over the past year.

* Data reported as of 2.23.21

SFCM student walking up stairs inside 50 Oak building in San Francisco

VISITING THE CAMPUS

We’re waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admission to take a tour of our facilities. You can also contact the strings faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

SFCM students playing together in Orchestra

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

Qualify yourself for the future.

Detailed curricula are available for all string music degrees at SFCM.

SFCM students playing in ensembles together

ENSEMBLES

Perform with your peers.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Whether your interest lies in symphonic repertoire or chamber music, there’s a place for your unique voice. Be sure to check out the diversity of ensembles on offer.