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Music For Every Child

Research shows music-making is an essential part of a child’s growth. It shapes minds, develops brains, unites communities, and brings joy. SFCM’s Pre-College division provides an immersive set of programs that instill the value of music in youth 18 and under. It provides an artistic framework and tailored instruction for the next generation of musicians. 

Our programs integrate private lessons with musicianship courses, small and large ensemble experiences, master classes, jury assessments, and performance opportunities, with the goal of making music a core part of children’s lives.

Within the Pre-College division, there are three programs that offer different opportunities for students in music.

Open Classroom Days 2024

We will be hosting our Pre-College Academy Open Classroom Days on Saturday, February 3, 2024 and Saturday, February 10, 2024. 

February 3, 2024 will be primarily for winds, brass, percussion, guitar, harp, voice, composition, music technology (TAC), and jazz studies (RJAM) students. 

February 10, 2024 will be primarily for piano, violin, viola, cello and bass students. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the following form:
Pre-College Academy Open Classroom Days RSVP Form 2024 >

A schedule of events will be shared a week prior to the events with those who have RSVP'd. 

Brass Day @ SFCM

Join us for an unforgettable day filled with music, workshops and performances celebrating the brass tradition. This exciting event is a must-attend for all middle and high school brass players. Renowned brass players and educators will be leading sessions, sharing their expertise and insights.

Sunday, March 10, 2024 (8:30am - 6:00pm)
SFCM's Bowes Center

If you are interested in participating, please submit the RSVP form linked below: 
Pre-College Academy Brass Day RSVP Form 2024 >

A schedule of events will be shared a week prior to the events with those who have RSVP'd. 

Areas of Interest

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Program provides developmentally appropriate training to establish a strong foundation in performance skills and music literacy for children between the ages 4 to 7.

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Bridge to Arts and Music

Bridge to Arts & Music (BAM) provides tuition-free instrumental instruction, musical instruments, academic support, and community for underserved students between the ages 6 to 12.

Learn about the BAM program


Academy

The Academy provides comprehensive instruction in an immersive Saturday program that includes private lessons, with musicianship courses, small and large ensemble experiences, specialized elective courses, master classes, jury assessments, and performance opportunities.

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Each member on the team has a background in arts administration, performing, and education and is dedicated to providing the best for students, faculty, staff, and parents.

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