A SFCM harpist performing in the SFCM orchestra
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Strings
  3. Harp

The pursuit of beauty begins with 47 strings.

Study harp at SFCM and discover how far your instrument can reach.

Fewer than five students study alongside the principal harpist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Emmanuel Ceysson. All of them have the opportunity to perform with resident ensembles such as the Conservatory Orchestra and chamber groups from the baroque to the contemporary, and to enter the biannual Harp Concerto Competition.


Study with the best.

SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM changed global music education in 2020 by acquiring management company Opus3 Artists, home to over 250 top musicians. Masterclasses, recording sessions, and side-by-sides with members of the Opus 3 roster are only the beginning of our work together to invent the future of performances.
SFCM student walking up stairs inside 50 Oak building in San Francisco


We’re waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admissions 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


Qualify yourself for the future.

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

SFCM students playing in ensembles together


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.