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 San Francisco Symphony. 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.

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

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.