Virtual Master Classes for 2021 Applicants

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Applying to SFCM for Spring or Fall 2021? Then these events are for you! Sign up for these FREE virtual events to get to know our faculty, receive advice on preparing your recordings, and get answers to your questions about the application process. Upcoming events are below. For the full list, visit our online events portal.

  • Q&A on Voice Audition Preparation and Recordings with Rhoslyn Jones

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 12pm PT

    Need a little help preparing for your voice audition at SFCM? Wondering what the faculty will be listening for in your recordings? Join Rhoslyn Jones, Professor of Voice, and Lisa Nickels, Director of Admission, in this discussion on SFCM voice audition requirements and recordings. You will have the opportunity to ask your general questions about the application process as well.

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  • Virtual Cello Master Class with Jean-Michel Fonteneau

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 3pm PT

    Get to know Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Professor of Cello and String & Piano Chamber Music, as he leads a virtual master class featuring current students from his studio. Immediately following the master class, Spring and Fall 2021 applicants will have the opportunity to ask Professor Fonteneau and Office of Admission staff any questions about being a student at SFCM.

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  • Q&A with Corey McVicar followed by observing a current piano student lesson

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1:45pm PT

    Get to know Corey McVicar, Professor of Piano, by observing a lesson with one of his current students. This is a great opportunity to observe his teaching style and hear more about what it would be like to study with him yourself!

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  • Preview Beginning German class with Mirjam Jooss

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 3:30pm PT

    SFCM students have the opportunity to take German, Italian, French, and Spanish language and diction courses. Experience a sample of our Beginning German class and learn more about how these courses are being taught online by attending this Q&A session with faculty member Mirjam Jooss, Professor of German. Office of Admission staff will be present to answer questions as well.

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  • Q&A with Rachel Vandagriff and Alex Stalarow followed by attending Music History and Literature class

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:45am PT

    Undergraduate students at SFCM take a sequence of introductory music history courses to learn about music from the year 1600 to today. See a sample of these courses by attending MHL 204, which covers 20th and 21st Century works. This course is taught by Chair of Music History and Literature Rachel Vandagriff and Professor Alex Stalarow. Office of Admission staff and students will present to answer questions at the start of the event.

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  • Observe Piano Forum class followed by a Q&A

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 3pm PT

    Each week, all SFCM piano students attend Piano Forum. In this class, they try out new repertoire for each other and discuss performances with the other students and faculty members present. Attend this week's class and see it for yourself! Spring and Fall 2021 applicants are invited to stay after the class to ask questions about being a student at SFCM.

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  • Q&A followed by attending Yoshikazu Nagai's studio class

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 5:15pm PT

    Get to know Yoshikazu Nagai, Chair and Professor of Piano, and his current students by attending this weekly studio class. This is a great opportunity to observe his teaching style and hear more about what it would be like to study with him yourself! Before the class begins, Spring and Fall 2021 applicants will have the opportunity to ask an Office of Admission representative any questions about being a student at SFCM.

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  • Q&A with Jennifer Culp and David Conte on Composition and Strings

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:30pm PT

    What opportunities do SFCM composition students have to work with instrumentalists? Attend this pre-show panel featuring David Conte, Professor and Chair of Composition, and Jennifer Culp, Professor of Cello and Chair of Strings, before the Cello Project concert to find out! They will discuss cross-departmental collaborations and answer your questions about being a composition or string student at SFCM.

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  • Q&A with David Tanenbaum followed by attending Classical Guitar studio class

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:30pm PT

    Get to know our Classical Guitar department by attending this studio class with David Tanenbaum, Chair of Classical Guitar. Before the class begins, Spring and Fall 2021 applicants will have the opportunity to ask Professor Tanenbaum and Office of Admission staff any questions about being a student at SFCM, as well as hear about exciting updates for the Classical Guitar department.

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  • Q&A with Corey Jamason followed by attending Historical Performance class

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 10am PT

    Get to know our Historical Performance department by attending this Baroque Performance Practice class with Corey Jamason, Chair of Historical Performance. Before the class begins, Spring and Fall 2021 applicants will have the opportunity to ask Professor Jamason and an Office of Admission representative any questions about being a student at SFCM.

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  • Q&A with David Coll followed by attending A History of Bay Area Experimentalism class

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 5:45pm PT

    Get to know the wide variety of Music History and Literature courses offered at SFCM by attending this graduate level music history course, A History of Bay Area Experimentalism. This class will focus on Tony Martin, a multimedia artist who collaborated with all of the San Francisco Tape Music Center composers. This course is taught by Professor David Coll. An Office of Admission representative will be present to answer questions at the start of the event.

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  • Q&A followed by attending Sharon Mann's studio class

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 6:15pm PT

    Get to know Sharon Mann, Professor of Piano, and her current students by attending this weekly studio class. This is a great opportunity to observe her teaching style and hear more about what it would be like to study with her yourself! Before the class begins, Spring and Fall 2021 applicants will have the opportunity to ask an Office of Admission representative any questions about being a student at SFCM.

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  • Q&A with Alex Stalarow followed by attending Music History and Literature class

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 10:30am PT

    Get to know the wide variety of Music History and Literature courses offered at SFCM by attending this graduate level music history course, Music and Queer Identity, which explores and celebrates the myriad contributions of queer composers, performers, and audiences to musical culture. This course is taught by Professor Alex Stalarow. An Office of Admission representative will be present to answer questions at the start of the event.

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  • Q&A followed by observing a lesson with Jon Nakamatsu

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7:45pm PT

    Get to know Jon Nakamatsu, Professor of Piano, by observing a lesson with one of his current students. This is a great opportunity to observe his teaching style and hear more about what it would be like to study with him yourself!

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  • Virtual Voice Master Class with Cathy Cook and Matthew Worth

    Rescheduled to sUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 10am PT

    Get to know voice faculty members Cathy Cook and Matthew Worth, as they lead a virtual master class featuring their current students. Immediately following the master class, Spring and Fall 2021 applicants will have the opportunity to ask both faculty and Office of Admission staff any questions about being a student at SFCM.

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  • Virtual Voice Master Class with César Ulloa and Susanne Mentzer

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1pm PT

    Get to know voice faculty members César Ulloa and Susanne Mentzer, as they lead a virtual master class. Immediately following the master class, Spring and Fall 2021 applicants will have the opportunity to ask both faculty and Office of Admission staff any questions about being a student at SFCM.

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  • Q&A with Scott Foglesong followed by attending Music Theory class

    Monday, NOVEMBER 30, 9:45am PT

    Undergraduate students at SFCM take a sequence of music theory courses to strengthen their perception of common-practice harmonic language. See a sample of these courses by attending MMT 112 First-Year Music Theory, which covers voice-leading, cadences, harmonization, and more! This course is taught by Chair of Music Theory and Musicianship, Scott Foglesong. Office of Admission staff will be present to answer questions at the start of the event.

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