Conservatory Society

Marie-José Baum, chair

"I have played the piano my entire life but drifted away from music during my corporate career. After discovering the Conservatory, music is again a vital part of my life. I take every opportunity to attend concerts and recitals with friends to share the gift of music."
Randy Adams

The Conservatory Society recognizes a select group of the devoted philanthropists  who contribute $1,000 or more to the Conservatory Society. Supporting the Conservatory Society affords donors a number of opportunities as a way to thank them for sustaining our educational programs. When you join the Conservatory Society you not only support a unique institution of higher education that helps shapes Bay Area arts and culture, you contribute to the future of classical music throughout the world.

Bess Touma will be pleased to answer any questions you have about the Conservatory Society. Please contact her at 415.503.6261 or

The Conservatory Society and Corporate Council enjoy the following:

Tempo Level $1,000 - $2,499

Thursday, April 4, 2013

  • Open Classroom Day
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 or Thursday, March 7,  2013
    Attend selected collegiate classes, lessons, coaching, rehearsals and lunch with students and faculty members.
  • Fanfare Luncheon
    Friday, January 18, 2013
    11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Concert Hall stage
    With distinguished alumna Marnie Breckenbridge, soprano
    Karen Kubin, chair
  • Spring Opera Opening Night performance and private reception
    Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss 
  • Invitation to annual Spring Gala, honoring Thomas Hampson, baritone
    Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • Premier seats for select master classes and performances as they become available.

Lyric Level $2,500 - $4,999
(includes all previous benefits as well as the following)

  • Open Classroom Day
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and Thursday, March 7,  2013 
  • Joyce DiDonato private Master Class 
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • Bonnie Hampton Chamber Music Masters
    Thursday, October 25, 2012      
  • Discount on Music to Go! student ensembles for your event    
    Hire talented student ensembles to perform at your party, wedding or corporate event
Crescendo Level $5,000 - $9,999
(includes all previous benefits as well as the following)
  • Shanghai-San Francisco International Chamber Music Festival and Private Reception
    The festival is in Shanghai this year, but we will celebrate it here.
  • Tutoring à la carte
    Private invitation for you and three guests to attend a collegiate class, lesson, coaching or rehearsal of your choice during the academic year.
  • Reserved parking during selected performances
Ovation Level $10,000 and above
(includes all previous benefits as well as the following)
  • Private Open Classroom Day
    Private invitation for you and three guests to attend a day of classes, lessons and coachings or rehearsal of your choice. Lunch will be included.
  • Complimentary parking during selected performances