Collegiate Faculty


Music Director, Opera Program

Curt Pajer is music director of the Opera Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he joined the faculty in 2010. He is also head of the music staff at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland, and a frequent guest coach at the San Francisco Opera Center. In the 2012 season he joins the music staff of the San Francisco Opera. Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 Pajer was based in New York City, where he maintained an active coaching studio and worked as an assistant conductor at New York City Opera. He has also served on the music staffs of prestigious opera companies, orchestras and festivals, including Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Colorado, Prague National Theater, the Nissei Theater (Tokyo), New York Philharmonic, Bard SummerScape, Astoria Music Festival, Palm Beach Opera, Toledo Opera and Baltimore Opera.