1. Areas of Study
  2. Strings

Play with fire.

"When you believe in something, you can move mountains." –Isaac Stern '74 honoris causa

World-class faculty and facilities will help you get your soul onstage.

Being a student in the strings department at SFCM means countless performance opportunities, coaching from San Francisco Symphony members, master classes with renowned visiting artists, and opportunities to collaborate across departments. Led by over a dozen faculty members with elite performance experience, the strings department prepares you for a lifetime of realizing your instrument’s potential—and your own.


What's up with your instrument at SFCM.


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.


Get a feel for the curriculum.

We've saved a seat for you. During your visit to SFCM, sit in on a class or two and see what it's like to be a student at the Conservatory.


Perform with your peers.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Ensembles featuring strings range from small chamber groups to the Conservatory Orchestra. Whether your interest lies in ensemble or solo repertoire, there’s a place for your unique voice.