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Notes From the Past
Hear piano faculty Mack McCray discuss early role models from church to Hollywood to Van Cliburn, his personal code of ethics and lessons learned from the late works of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.
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Podcast Highlights SFCM's New Focus on Game and Film Scoring
SFCM Joins Conference on Historical Performance
An SFCM delegation recently attended a conference at the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society in Washington, D.C. The study of historically informed performance is flourishing at American colleges and conservatories, even as its focus extends beyond baroque music. Read more.
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)
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]
Riley Inspires Class of 2015 at Commencement
Terry Riley, the forefather of minimalism in music, offered the class of 2015 a command performance as well as words of inspiration at commencement ceremonies on May 22.
Kate Sheeran Appointed Provost and Dean
Kate Sheeran, Assistant Dean at the Mannes School of Music, will become SFCM's new Provost and Dean on July 1. Read more.
A Trio of Violin Victories
Two current SFCM violinists and a recent alum have received honors including notable orchestral appointments. Read more.
A Big Month for Grisez
Musical America has picked Mark Grisez '15 as its New Artist of the Month. Grisez has been serving a one-year appointment as acting associate principal trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony. He studies with faculty members David Burkhart (pictured) and SF Symphony Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye. Read the feature article.