Resources Within the Conservatory

Music To Go!

 If student performers are not available, the Performance Outreach Coordinator may hire alumni at the Music To Go! rates. Call the Music to Go! office at 415.503.6258 for more information (instrumentalists and singers).

Continue Practical Training for International Students

Contact Ruby Pleasure at 415.503.6228 to explore the Practical Training Permit. This allows you to stay in the United States for one year after completion of your degree.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Business/Resumé Support

Resumé Tutorial

How to Write an Artist Bio

Headshots (Bay Area)

  • Rory McNamara, Santa Rosa: 707.568.3294
  • Matthew Washburn, San Francisco: 559.707.0967,
  • Carlin Ma, San Francisco:

Business Cards


Website/ Media Hosting



Membership Organizations

Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection

American Federation of Musicians

College Music Society

Web Resources

Musical Chairs, a listing of international jobs in the field of classical music

Music Biz Academy, an online guide to the independent music business

The Musician's Way Blog

PlayBill Website

Classical PlayBill Website

Arts Journal Website

California Arts Council Website

Opera America Website

American Symphony Orchestra League

Western States Arts Federation

Suggested Reading

  • The Musician's Way by Gerald Klickstein, M.M. , Guitar, '86
  • Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music by Angela Myles Beeching
  • Great Jobs for``` Music Majors by Jan Goldberg
  • Audition Success by Don Greene

SFCM Library, provides the Conservatory library call numbers for many additional helpful books.

Disclaimer: The external resources listed here have been suggested by other alumni and their opinions and content are not endorsed by the Conservatory.