President Stull Goes On The Record
In a wide-ranging discussion with San Francisco Classical Voice, President David H. Stull tracks SFCM's progress in establishing itself as a conservatory for the twenty-first century, with a new program in technology and composition, new interdisciplinary courses, a new winter term focused on entrepreneurship, and programs in jazz, business and even a new record label on the horizon. (Photo: Jack Hutch)
SFCM Goes to Washington
The Conservatory Opera performed selections from this year’s spring opera L’elisir d’amore at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on April 19 as part of the Conservatory Project, a series that showcases talent from the country’s top music schools. View that performance and ones from previous years on The Kennedy Center website.
LA Phil's Tom Hooten Joins Trumpet Faculty
SFCM is welcoming another distinguished member to its all-star brass faculty. Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will begin teaching at the Conservatory in fall 2015. 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]
Free Music Blossoms at SFCM
April is recital month! Whether it's guitar, voice, piano, brass, winds, strings, chamber music or new music, SFCM has your fix of free music. Check our performance calendar for details.
SFCM to Honor Riley
The Conservatory will grant Terry Riley, one of America’s most influential living composers, the honorary degree of Doctor of Music at commencement ceremonies on May 22. Read more. (Photo: Chris Felver)
Game Scoring at SFCM Takes Flight
Students and faculty test drive SFCM's state-of-the-art recording studios and chart the course for SFCM's program in Technology and Applied Composition with the hypnotic soundtrack to the video game Gathering Sky.
Guitar al fresco
SFCM guitarists perform in a Mission District courtyard over light food and drink when San Francisco Guitarworks hosts its last afternoon "Conservatory Series" event on Saturday, April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Alumni Honored at 2015 Gala
SFCM paid tribute to three acclaimed alumni at it's annual spring gala. Metropolitan Opera soprano Elza van den Heever '04, lauded collaborative pianist Warren Jones '77, Achilles Liarmakopoulos '06, trombonist with the renowned Canadian Brass, and students from SFCM's Collegiate and Pre-College divisions treated Conservatory supporters to an incredible evening of music. Read more.
Pre-College Tops Waring Competition
Bravo to five Pre-College pianists chosen to compete recently in the highly selective Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. Sarah Tuan took first place in the Junior Solo competition and Josephine Chan (pictured) won third place. Top winners of the intermediate concerto competition included Tristan Yang, second place and Leyla Kabuli, third place.