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We have been in your shoes.

We have all been through the college application process and are here to help you! We dedicate our days to helping musicians join an educational community that enables them to grow as artists beyond their expectations.

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Call us at 415-503-6271 or send an email to to get in contact with our office. For general information about your program of interest, please complete the Request for Information Form.

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Lisa Nickels

Director of Admissions

After living and studying in multiple cities in the United States, I moved to San Francisco to work at SFCM in the Office of the Provost & Dean, then transitioned to the Office of Admissions in 2017. As an oboist (BM, Eastman School of Music) with many interests, I enjoy seeing how SFCM faculty and life in the Bay Area enable our students to explore the different opportunities for careers in music. I look forward to getting to know our new students who will shape and expand music around the world.

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Abby Bush

Admissions Counselor

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Originally from Los Angeles, I came to San Francisco to pursue a master's degree in vocal performance at SFCM. After finishing my degree (MM '22), I was lucky enough to join the incredible admissions team. I now enjoy supporting and encouraging applicants as they consider becoming members of our amazing and passionate community. I look forward to helping out incoming students as they make their way to the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Student Assistants

One of the best ways to find out if a school is the best fit for you is to get to know current students. Our student assistants come from a wide variety of programs and backgrounds. Some of them have been here for multiple degrees! Reach out to us at to connect with them.


AD Opera Studies


BM Violin




BM Composition


BM Viola


PSC Classical Guitar


BM Jazz Trombone


BM Voice




PSC Double Bass


BM Cello



Mailing Address

Office of Admissions
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

We are here to help, so please let us know if you have any questions about SFCM.

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