Mission Statement

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music educates exceptionally talented musicians from around the world to become artists of the highest caliber, as well as musical citizens prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century.


To accomplish this mission, the Conservatory will:

  • Offer a curriculum based on the essential need both to honor tradition and encourage innovation.
  • Engage and support a faculty of master teachers committed to cultivating the individual excellence, collaborative spirit and creative thinking that the professional musician requires and our culture demands.
  • Provide an intimate and supportive environment that enables each student to find a distinctive voice.

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