1. Areas of Study
  2. String and Piano Chamber

Collaboration is the heart of expression.

MADE FOR TOP PIANO AND STRING PLAYERS

The String and Piano Chamber Music degree and diploma programs are a year-round focus on chamber music, providing the same atmosphere of a summer festival. Performance opportunities will be wide-ranging through workshops, masterclasses, and concerts for the public—all while playing regularly with acclaimed industry professionals and faculty, including Dimitri Murrath, Ian Swensen, Jennifer Culp, Bonnie Hampton, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and members of SFCM’s quartet-in-residence, The Telegraph Quartet. SFCM created the nation’s first graduate String and Piano Chamber Music program and the musical excellence continues to this day.

The String and Piano Chamber Music program is one of SFCM’s most selective. Intentionally small, the program allows for several talented individuals each year, meaning that students in the program enjoy unrivaled access to learn from and perform with top faculty and accomplished guest artists.

Chamber Music Students will experience high profile performance opportunities through SFCM’s unique Chamber Music Residency Series, giving members of the program the opportunity to intensely and perform closely with exciting and world renowned chamber musicians. Recent artists-in-residence include Marcy Rosen, Tessa Lark, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, the Miro Quartet and Leon Fleisher.

SFCM has recently acquired Opus3 Artists, giving conservatory students a direct link to some of the most successful artists worldwide as well as inviting limitless connection and collaboration.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,830
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.4%
Positive cases from tests administered
27,867
Daily Symptom Checks Reported

Learn more about how SFCM has handled COVID-19 for our students.

* Data reported as of 4.22.21

SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM recently acquired Opus3 Artists, giving conservatory students a direct link to some of the most successful artists worldwide and inviting limitless opportunities for connection and collaboration.
6th floor outside patio of SFCM 50 Oak building

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 brass faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

AUDIT A CLASS

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Degrees and Programs

Qualify yourself for the future.

Two tracks in chamber music offer fine-tuned instruction that will prepare you for your future as a chamber musician.