This Week at SFCM

In its final week, the American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy presents the U.S. premiere of the opera Sémélé by Marais on August 13 and 14 and Bach's Mass in B Minor on August 16.

Notes From the Past

SFCM's history comes back to life on YouTube with the Archival Recording Collection. Hear select recordings covering almost 50 years of lectures, master classes and performances, including a 1969 appearance by composer Lou Harrison.

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Weekend Festival Opens New Concert Season

SFCM's kicks off its 2015-16 Concert Season in classical style! Join us September 11-13 for Classical Kick-off Weekend, a festival of free concerts, recitals and lecture presentations devoted to Mozart, Haydn and some of their neglected-but-influential contemporaries.

Gloria Kim joins SFCM

SFCM welcomes Gloria S. Kim as Vice President of Artistic Operations. Read More.

Video Game Launch Features SFCM Soundtrack

The mesmerizing video game Gathering Sky, to be released August 13, creates the sensation of flight with the help of an evocative score performed by SFCM students and recorded in the Conservatory's Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) studios. Noted game composer and visiting TAC faculty member Dren McDonald led the recording session last January. Watch.

Faculty Profile Video: Jean-Michel Fonteneau

Cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau anticipates discoveries to come from a new school year in this SFCM faculty profile. Watch.

SFCM Welcomes New Provost and Dean

Kate Sheeran comes to the Conservatory after serving as Assistant Dean at the Mannes School of Music. Read more.

SFCM Welcomes Alumni-led British Invasion

The concert series Curious Flights, founded by clarinetist Brenden Guy '10, launches its new season at SFCM on August 29 with a concert of English vocal and chamber works. Alumni performers include soprano Julie Adams '13, pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi '06, members of One Found Sound and the Curious Flights Chamber Ensemble. Find out more.

A New Label for SFCM

Five faculty members take the stage in Chicago with the National Brass Ensemble to celebrate the release of a new recording Gabrieli and the birth of SFCM's record label. Conductor Riccardo Muti leads some of the nation's finest players in a concert of works by Gabrieli, Verdi and a commission by John Williams. Read more.

Bates Opera to Premiere in Santa Fe

The Santa Fe Opera will premiere a new opera by SFCM composition faculty member Mason Bates about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs during its 2017 season. The production is receiving additional support from Cal Performances and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Students Move In and Up

Some 130 students arriving at SFCM this month made a special debut - even before attending their first class. They became the first residents of the Panoramic, a newly build high-rise apartment building just three blocks from campus. Read more.