Student Support Offices

A number of Conservatory offices and staff are available to support students and their academic programs of study.

Student Services Center - 415.503.6259

The Student Services Center on the 4th floor of the Conservatory is a one-stop desk for collegiate students to have questions answered as well as obtain assistance with:

  • Community-building, wellness, and other student programs
  • Locker assignments
  • Piano and String Instrument Loans
  • MUNI Class Pass program
  • General questions regarding I-20s and Student Visas
  • General guidance on Conservatory policies and procedures

The Student Services Center is your first point of contact for assistance with any of the student services at the Conservatory - Registrar, Student Affairs, FInancial Aid, and International Student Services.

Student Services Center, 4th Floor
415.503.6259

Office of Academic Affairs and Registrar

The Office of Academic Affairs and Registrar is responsible for maintaining students' academic records. This office coordinates registration for each fall and spring semester, scheduling of classes and juries, statistical reporting, transcript preparation and issuance, class and grade rosters, and directory preparation. The office also completes necessary forms for the Veterans Administration.

Jonas Wright, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Suite 408 - 415.503.6259
jwright@sfcm.edu

Rebecca Sorell, Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
Suite 408 - 415.503.6259
rsorell@sfcm.edu

Connor Callaghan, Financial Aid and Registrar Assistant
Suite 408 - 415.503.6259
ccallaghan@sfcm.edu

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides programs and services that enhance student learning, provide leadership opportunities, promote community development, and support the educational goals of Conservatory students. The Office of Student Affairs oversees the student health insurance plan, health and wellness programs, social activities, student conduct, international student services, and residential life and housing.  

Jason E. Smith, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Office 407 - 415.503.6259
jsmith@sfcm.edu

Susannah White, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and
International Student Advisor
Panoramic Residential Life Office - 415.701.7040
swhite@sfcm.edu

Rita Chang, PhD, Conservatory Counselor
Office C-22 - 415.503.6325
rchang@sfcm.edu

  • Please see the Counseling Services website regarding services and appointments. Please note that email is not necessarily a secure/confidential form of communication.
Office of Financial Aid

The Conservatory maintains a generous financial aid program, including scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment. Approximately 97 percent of our students receive some portion of their assistance directly from Conservatory scholarships. Conservatory financial aid awards generally include gift assistance (scholarship or grant) and self-help assistance (loans and work opportunities).

Doris Howard, Director of Financial Aid
Suite 408 - 415.503.6259
dbh@sfcm.edu

Connor Callaghan, Financial Aid and Registrar Assistant
Suite 408 - 415.503.6259
ccallaghan@sfcm.edu

Professional Development and Engagement Center

The Professional Development and Engagement Center offers advising and instruction on grant proposals, digital portfolios, websites, resumes, bios, audio and video editing, fundraising, graduate school and festival applications, project startup, brainstorming and more! The Professional Development and Engagement Center is a creative space where students receive career counseling, support and training on their professional endeavors, multi-media projects, presentation skills, employment research and more.  Additionally, the Professional Development and Engagement Center houses the Music-to-Go, Conservatory in the Schools, and Community Service programs.  

Ryan Brown, Associate Dean for Professional Development
Library, Suite 622 - 415.503.6309
rbrown@sfcm.edu

Rachael Smith, Director of Community Outreach
Library, Suite 622 - 415.503.6258
rasmith@sfcm.edu

Music-to-Go Coordinator
Library, Suite 622
mtg@sfcm.edu