A SFCM student violinist performing with the SFCM orchestra
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Strings
  3. Violin

A great bow arm frees the imagination.

Transform your playing in the heart of the Bay Area music scene.

About 50 students study violin at SFCM, learning from four world-class faculty members, including the concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony. As a violinist at SFCM, you’ll perform with your peers, explore new possibilities for your instrument, and develop your voice through music from the baroque to the new.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,926
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.4%
Positive cases from tests administered
99%
Percent of Students Vaccinated

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

* Data reported as of 9.15.21

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.
SFCM student walking up stairs inside 50 Oak building in San Francisco

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 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.

The 2016-17 studio of Wei He.