1. Areas of Study
  2. Strings
  3. Viola

Learn transcendent technique.

Study viola at SFCM and bring this traditionally mid-range instrument to the vanguard of the performing world.

Four faculty members and about 20 students make up SFCM’s viola department. Studio sizes are kept small, ensuring performance opportunities and tailored instruction for each student in the department. Ensembles available to viola players include baroque and early-music ensembles, contemporary groups, and the Conservatory Orchestra.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,636
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.4%
Positive cases from tests administered
24,536
Daily Symptom Checks Reported

Learn more about how SFCM has handled COVID-19 for our students.

* Data reported as of 4.7.21

SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM recently acquired Opus3 Artists, giving conservatory students a direct link to some of the most successful artists worldwide and inviting limitless opportunities for connection and collaboration.
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VISITING THE CAMPUS

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.

SFCM students playing together in Orchestra

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

Qualify yourself for the future.

Detailed curricula are available for all string music degrees at SFCM.

SFCM students playing in ensembles together

ENSEMBLES

Perform with your peers.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Whether your interest lies in symphonic repertoire or chamber music, there’s a place for your unique voice. Be sure to check out the diversity of ensembles on offer.