offers an immersive, high-quality program that provides comprehensive training in music. Our robust core curriculum integrates private lessons with musicianship courses, small and large ensemble experiences, master classes, jury assessments and ample performance opportunities. The Pre-College meets for 30 weeks between August and May, on Saturdays. A flat tuition fee is charged per semester.
The Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music delivers a comprehensive musical education that fosters the development of artistically mature musicians and fully rounded human beings. Our program has earned a national reputation for providing superior training to young musicians throughout their course of study. Our alumni have excelled in the field, entering top-level collegiate music schools and conservatories, and distinguishing themselves professionally as performers, composers, teachers and scholars. Participants consistently report the program enhanced their personal growth, whatever their eventual career path.
With an outstanding faculty and a location in the Civic Center of San Francisco within steps of the Symphony, Opera and Ballet, SFCM's Pre-College is perfectly positioned to provide the ultimate experience for an emerging young musician.
Explore the offerings of our immersive curriculum and we encourage you to attend our Open Classroom Day (scheduled in March every year) to observe all aspects of our program. You are also welcome to attend a division recital (11:30 a.m. any Saturday) or one of our many other performances.