Departments and Faculty
New Online Summer Programs
MONDAY, JULY 27 – THURSDAY, JULY 30
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, JULY 17
RECOMMENDED AGES 15 - 21
Experience string studies at SFCM through two private lessons, historical performance seminars, and technique and orchestral repertoire classes, and join masterclasses across all string instruments. Additional classes in healthy playing and chamber music also introduce participants to other areas of the SFCM curriculum.
SFCM violin faculty are concertmasters of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet, touring soloists and chamber musicians, and teachers of international competition and orchestra audition winners. Improve your solo playing and technique, learn to play orchestral excerpts from a concertmaster, and introduce yourself to baroque violin playing, Alexander Technique, and chamber music at SFCM.
Alexander Barantschik, SFCM Faculty
Elizabeth Blumenstock, SFCM Faculty
Simon James, SFCM Faculty
Cordula Merks, SFCM Faculty
Kay Stern, SFCM Faculty
Ian Swensen, SFCM Faculty
Chen Zhao, SFCM Faculty
Over the last two years, students of the SFCM viola department have won principal auditions at both Dallas and Atlanta Symphonies. Now their teachers become your teachers, including Dimitri Murrath (first place winner of Primrose Competition and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient) and Jonathan Vinocour (principal violist of SF Symphony).
Yun Jie "Jay" Liu, SFCM Faculty
Dimitri Murrath, SFCM Faculty
Madeline Prager, SFCM Faculty
Jonathan Vinocour, SFCM Faculty
From founding the String and Piano Chamber Program at SFCM to being members of professional quartets such as the Kronos Quartet, SFCM cello faculty know how far training in chamber music will take you. Hone your skills through advanced performance and technique seminars, and work with fellow chamber enthusiasts.
Jennifer Culp, SFCM Faculty
Jean-Michel Fonteneau, SFCM Faculty
Bonnie Hampton, SFCM Faculty
Elisabeth Reed, SFCM Faculty
Looking to win an orchestra job some day? SFCM bass faculty, including principal bassist of the San Francisco Symphony, will show you that this means mastering the fundamentals of left and right hand technique, as well as give coachings on orchestral repertoire and, of course, solo playing. Be a well rounded musician and join other string players in chamber music classes and master classes.
Scott Pingel, SFCM Faculty
Stephen Tramontozzi, SFCM Faculty