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Get your summer going with SFCM.

Access to SFCM faculty year-round.

This summer, SFCM opens its doors to the Bowes Center for the Performing Arts for you to learn from world class faculty in the heart of San Francisco’s arts district. Residential summer academies and day camps for aspiring young musicians will give you the chance to get a taste of what studying at SFCM might be like.

Overnight Camps

Stay on campus at SFCM, during these week-long immersive courses.

National Brass Ensemble

National Brass Ensemble Academy

Intimate masterclasses, side-by-side brass ensemble and orchestral section readings, interactive chamber music sessions, and workshops delving into audition preparation, performance psychology, arranging for brass ensemble, and more.
Recommended Ages: 16 - 25

Pre-College SFCM student

Technology and Applied Composition Immersive

Students will take a deep dive into music technology, media composition, and state-of-the-art production techniques. Through fun and interactive workshops, students will learn hands-on about the evolving field of media composition.
Recommended Ages: 15 +

Pre-College SFCM student

Guitar Workshop

Work with SFCM faculty and guests on this week-long guitar workshop. Take classes in Alexander Technique, improvisation, guitar technique, master classes and performance!
Recommended Ages: 13 - 25

Pre-College SFCM student

Vocal Academy

Interact with SFCM voice faculty and industry professionals through private lessons, group classes, coaching with pianists, master classes, small ensembles, and a final concert.
Recommended Ages: 14-18

Day Camps

Meet over the course of several days in these exciting courses.

Pre-College SFCM student in Gilbert and Sullivan program

Gilbert & Sullivan Scenes

Explore a "Topsy-Turvy" world of unforgettable melodies, ingenious lyrics, and wacky storylines! Engage with peer musical theatre lovers in a program that will nurture creativity and build skills!
Recommended Ages: 10 - 18

Pre-College SFCM student playing harp

Harp Camp

Hone your musical skills and connect with other young harpists from the Bay Area. During this five-day program, each harpist gets to perform solo, in a master class, and with the harp ensemble.
Recommended Ages: 12 - 19

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Introduction to Music Composition - ONLINE ONLY

Explore your inner composer in this 9 day introductory course.

Recommended Ages: 13 - 18