This Week at SFCM

Violin Studio Recital
Apr. 25, 8 pm

Voice Department Recital
Apr. 25, 8 pm

Brass Ensemble
Apr. 26, 8 pm

Guitar Department Recital
Apr. 27, 8 pm

String and Piano Chamber Music
Apr. 28, 4 pm

String and Piano Chamber Music
Apr. 28, 8 pm

Collaborative Piano
Apr. 29, 8 pm

Pre-College Student Showcase
Apr. 30, 5:30 pm

10th Biennial Choral Composition Competition
May 1, 8 pm

Barbara Imbrie

Listen to an interview conducted with Barbara Imbrie and her son Andy by Elinor Armer for the Conservatory's Oral History Project.

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SFCM Partners with SFJazz on Roots, Jazz, and American Music Degree

The Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM) program will be the first collaboration of its kind in which a world-class music conservatory is formally linked to an award-winning jazz concert venue and its all-star resident ensemble, SFJAZZ Collective. Read more.

Inaugural TAC Studio Project Wins 3 Awards

The soundtrack for the game Gathering Sky, the initial recording project for SFCM's TAC (Technology and Applied Composition) studio, received three awards from the Game Audio Network Guild in March. Read more.

Conte Wins the 2016 NATS Art Song Composition Award

David Conte, chair of SFCM's Composition Department, has won the 2016 NATS Art Song Composition Award for his composition American Death Ballads—composed especially for tenor Brian Thorsett '03, '04.  Thorsett will perform American Death Ballads on Sunday, July 10, during the 54th NATS National Conference.  

César Ulloa at the 2016 International Voice Competition

Voice Chair César Ulloa represented SFCM in Beijing at the 2016 International Vocal Competition sponsored by Classical Singer. Ulloa joined his colleagues from top U.S. music schools to present master classes and hear more than 300 singers. Ulloa judged the university division and presented on U.S. young artist programs.

David Taylor '17 Wins Highsmith Award

David Taylor '17 received SFCM's annual Highsmith Award. Read more.

SFCM Honors Trustee William K. Bowes, Jr. and Announces New Program at Annual Gala

SFCM applauded long-time trustee William K. Bowes, Jr. and announced its Roots, Jazz, and American Music degree program this past March. Read more.

SFCM Alumni Win Avery Fisher Grants

Violinist Alexi Kenney and Cellist Jay Campbell receive 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grants. Read more.

Michael Kropf '16 Commissioned

Michael Kropf ‘16 has been commissioned to compose Spinning Music, an orchestral work to be premiered at the 2016 Cabrillo Festival. Through John Adams" Pacific Harmony Foundation, Maestro Marin Alsop and Mr. Adams (who taught at SFCM from 1972 until 1984) selected Kropf who studies with David Conte.

Mason Bates' Residency at the Kennedy Center

Mason Bates, SFCM Composition faculty, began a three-year term in 2015 as the inaugural composer-in-residence at Washington D.C."s Kennedy Center. His duties include composing music for the center"s various constituents, curating a new contemporary-music series called KC: Jukebox and working on different forms of community and audience inclusion.