Nathan Campbell '14 wins the Conservatory's Highsmith Award for his work Lunar Prelude, to be premiered by the Conservatory Orchestra next season. Read more.


SFCM is one of two U.S. schools to join a new alliance of leading music schools from across the Asia-Pacific region.


Jarring Sounds, the duo of Adam Cockerham '13, guitar, lute and theorbo, and Danielle Reutter-Harrah '11, mezzo-soprano, breaks the seal on seven world premieres in concert with the Guerilla Composers Guild, featuring Conservatory composers. April 24 at the Center for New Music.


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SFCM Co-Hosts National Brass Ensemble Project

 The Green Music Center

Twenty-six top brass players from America's finest orchestras convene in the Bay Area this June to recreate the historic 1968 Grammy Award-winning recording The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli. The National Brass Ensemble Project is a partnership between SFCM, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. Players including San Francisco Symphony principals and SFCM faculty Mark Inouye, trumpet, Robert Ward, horn and Tim Higgins, trombone, will perform in concert at the Green Center on June 12 and produce a new CD including music by Renaissance master Giovanni Gabrieli and a new work written for the ensemble by celebrated film composer John Williams. Tickets and information.


Baroque Ensemble

 The Baroque Ensemble shows off its palette of colors on Wednesday, April 16 with chamber works that spotlight winds, viols and voice. Then, string players take center stage on Saturday, April 19 when the winners of this year's Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition perform as featured soloists.

 

Ann and Gordon Getty Challenge

The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation has pledged $1 million in support of the Conservatory's Strategic Vision and Plan, a bold set of initiatives announced by President David H. Stull on March 27 to guide the school into its second century. The Ann and Gordon Getty Challenge is the first step to ignite community interest and help launch the Conservatory's vision for the future which foresees new facilities, expanded curricula in technology and professional development, a visiting faculty program and new partnerships with leading arts organizations. Visit our giving page.


SFCM at the Kennedy Center

 Nine students from the Conservatory Wind and Brass Ensembles give a free concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 24 as part of the Conservatory Project, a showcase of top talent from American schools of music. Watch the performance online.