We are continuing to accept late applications to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in all non-prescreened areas.  You will be assessed a $50 late fee.

The fall 2014 application is now available!  

We are no longer accepting applications for spring 2014.  Please apply for Fall 2014.

The Conservatory application consists of:

  • Application

  • Audition:  in San Francisco, at a regional site or by  Final recording.

  • Prescreen recording required in chamber music, composition, conducting, piano and voice.  Submit here.

  • Two letters of recommendation (uploaded to your applicant record by the recommender)

  • Academic transcripts (please upload these records to your online application)

  • English language proficiency requirement (required of non-native English speakers) Please note that all applicants with an English language requirement must submit a TOEFL score, or proof of registration, by the December 1st deadline in order to be scheduled for an audition.  The score does not need to be a passing score of 71ibt at the time of application.  Applicants may also choose to submit an IELTS score of 6.5 or an ELS Language Center score of 109.  This requirement may be waived by permission of the Office of Admission if there is intent to enroll in ELS Language Centers.  

Application Timeline:

  • Fall enrollment: December 1

  • Spring enrollment: October 15 (bassoon, cello, double bass, harpsichord, horn and timpani only)

  • Prescreen recordings are due December 1 

Admission to the Conservatory is determined on the basis of:

  • Audition

  • Openings in the specific department and studio

  • Academic record

  • Supplemental materials