1. Admissions

Visit Us

Request an Admissions Tour

We provide tours Monday through Friday at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Please call 415-503-6271 ahead of time. The tour of our main building at 50 Oak Street is typically 40 minutes. If you would also like to see our Panoramic Residential Housing, please plan for an additional 30 minutes. Note that beginning Spring 2020, we will no longer be showing the Panoramic Residential Housing on tours in anticipation of the Bowes Center opening in Fall 2020.

To request a tour, call our Office of Admission at 415-503-6271, or fill out our information form and you will be sent the tour request link.

Tours for large high school groups must be coordinated through the Office of Admission. Please contact Lisa Nickels, Director of Admission, at least 90 days in advance to schedule a group tour.

Visit a Class or Rehearsal

Prospective students may sit in on classes to see the student experience firsthand. When you request a tour, be sure to mention that you are interested in observing a class. To see examples of classes you may visit, see the department page for your program of interest.

Scheduling a Lesson

Many of our faculty are available for prospective student lessons throughout the Academic Year with advance notice. If you would like to schedule a lesson, please reach out to them directly via the contact information on their faculty profiles, or reach out to the Office of Admission and we will connect you.

When to Visit

View our Academic Calendar

We are unable to offer tours December 21 through January 2, and on national holidays.

Be sure to plan your visit around a concert or recital by exploring our Performance Calendar. If you have any questions about specific performances, please reach out to our Box Office at 415-503-6271.

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