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"There are many rewards of supporting the Conservatory. We enjoy watching students develop through the years, sharing their enjoyment while performing with each other and with faculty. We also appreciate the commitment of the staff and faculty to guiding students toward mature artistry, the privilege of attending master classes, developing friendships ... and, of course, the music." -- Rick and Colleen Chafian, Friends of the Conservatory since 1987

As a Friend you will join a community that is passionate about music and wants to guarantee its future while also enjoying the many talents of students, faculty and visiting artists today.

Your tax-deductible contribution of $60 or more ($40 for senior) introduces you to the Conservatory and its world-class performances.

Whether you are a new or long-time Friend of the Conservatory, we are thrilled to offer a number of opportunities. See below for a complete list of Friend of the Conservatory benefits.

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Friend of the Conservatory supporters enjoy the following:

$60-$99 ($40 senior)

  • An invitation to select up to four Friend of the Conservatory events of your choice from the list below
  • Discounted tickets for Conservatory performances
  • E-mail invitations to special performances
  • SFCM's annual performance calendar and Conservatory magazine

All opportunities listed in previous giving level PLUS the following upgrades:

  • An invitation to a Baroque Ensemble rehearsal led by Corey Jamason, featuring a student presentation of period instruments on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 1 p.m.
  • Donor recognition in Conservatory publications

All opportunities listed in previous giving level PLUS the following upgrades:

  • An invitation to the Conservatory's Open Classroom Day including tours of the building and archives

All opportunities listed in previous giving level PLUS the following upgrades:

  • Two complimentary tickets to a Conservatory Orchestra, Chamber Music or BluePrint performance of your choice during the 2014-15 season
  • Special discount when you hire student musicians from the Conservatory's Music to Go! program (based on availability)


The above opportunities are designed to further Friend of the Conservatory supporters' knowledge of our work and to encourage them to experience the remarkable talent of our students and faculty. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is not providing benefits directly in return for your gift. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

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Friend of the Conservatory 2014-2015 Events

Wednesday, September 24, 3:30 p.m.
Orchestra Open Rehearsal | Scott Sandmeier conductor
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.33
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Thursday, October 16, 4 p.m.
String and Piano Chamber Music Class and Rehearsal | Jodi Levitz and Mack McCray directors

Sunday, November 16, 2 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble Concert | Jack Van Geem director

Sunday, December 14, 2 p.m.
Conservatory Chorus and Chamber Choir | Ragnar Bohlin director "Christmas Concert"

Saturday, January 24, 8 p.m.
Faculty Artist Series | Scott Foglesong '77 piano
"The Franco-Russian Connection"

Monday, February 9, 3 p.m.
Guitar Ensemble Class and Rehearsal | David Tannenbaum director


Saturday, February 21, 5 p.m.
Scholarship Student Showcase Concert

Tuesday, March 10, 12 p.m.
New Music Ensemble Class and Rehearsal | Nicole Paiement director

Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.
Baroque Ensemble Concert |
Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed directors
Elinor Armer Leonardo's Riddle featuring Adam Cockerham '13 on archlute and winners from the 2014-15 Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition

Friday, May 1, 3:30 p.m.
Orchestra Open Rehearsal | Scott Sandmeier conductor
Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

For more information about giving or benefits, please contact Randi Paul, Associate Director of Annual Giving, at 415.503.6210 or

*Benefits for the 2015-16 academic year will be announced late summer.