Notes From the Past

SFCM's history comes back to life on YouTube with the Archival Recording Collection. Hear select recordings covering almost 50 years of lectures, master classes and performances, including a 1969 appearance by composer Lou Harrison.

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Podcast Highlights SFCM's New Focus on Game and Film Scoring

The public radio podcast Top Score features SFCM's new Technology and Applied Composition program, founded on the idea that the digital age holds enormous potential for musical creativity. Listen.

Bates Performs Santa Fe Premiere

Tenor Daniel Bates '13 creates the roles of Junior and Charlie in the world premiere of Cold
 at the Santa Fe Opera. Performances begin August 1. Bates is a student of Catherine Cook. Read more.

Conte CD Features SFCM Artists

A newly-released CD of chamber works by composition department chair David Conte showcases performances by Friction Quartet and Conservatory pianists Miles Graber and Keisuke Nakagoshi '06. Read more.

A Sneak Peak at the Panoramic

Preview apartments at The Panoramic, a state-of-the-art high-rise with five floors reserved exclusively for Conservatory students. Set to open this summer, The Panoramic is just three blocks from SFCM in San Francisco's dynamic mid-Market neighborhood. Read more and watch a video introduction. [Photo: Patricia Chang]

SFCM Welcomes New Provost and Dean

Kate Sheeran comes to the Conservatory after serving as Assistant Dean at the Mannes School of Music. Read more.

Alumnus Wins Super Bowl Grant

Eugene Rodriguez '88, founder and executive director of the Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy in San Pablo, received a $10,000 grant from a philanthropic initiative organized by the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Los Cenzontles, a center for teaching and practicing traditional Mexican culture, will use the grant to fund summer programs in video and audio production. Watch the video.

Paiement Honored by UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz has honored Nicole Paiement, director of SFCM's New Music Ensemble, with its Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship, an award for outstanding contributions and achievements in artistic scholarship and teaching. Paiement also holds the Jean and Josette Deleage Distinguished Chair in New Music at SFCM. Read more.

Christmas in July

Cappella SF, the professional chamber choir comprised of numerous Conservatory singers and founded by SFCM choir director Ragnar Bohlin, has released its debut album. Light of Gold contains classic and new Christmas melodies, including arrangements by composition chair David Conte and Bohlin himself.