Nathan Campbell '14 wins the Conservatory's Highsmith Award for his work Lunar Prelude, to be premiered by the Conservatory Orchestra next season. Read more.

SFCM is one of two U.S. schools to join a new alliance of leading music schools from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Guitar chair David Tanenbaum '78 plays the National Anthem with a San Francisco Contemporary Music Players quartet including guitarist Travis Andrews '09 and percussionist Andrew Meyerson '10 when the Giants take on the Dodgers at AT&T Park on Thursday, April 17.


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Opera Parallèle's
Surreal Pairing

 The award-winning Opera Parallèle, SFCM's professional opera company in residence, presents a unique double bill of Kurt Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel and Francis Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias from April 25-27 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Artistic Director Nicole Paiement, the Conservatory's Jean and Josette Deléage distinguished Chair in New Music, conducts.

Baroque Ensemble

 The Baroque Ensemble shows off its palette of colors on Wednesday, April 16 with chamber works that spotlight winds, viols and voice. Then, string players take center stage on Saturday, April 19 when the winners of this year's Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition perform as featured soloists.


Ann and Gordon Getty Challenge

The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation has pledged $1 million in support of the Conservatory's Strategic Vision and Plan, a bold set of initiatives announced by President David H. Stull on March 27 to guide the school into its second century. The Ann and Gordon Getty Challenge is the first step to ignite community interest and help launch the Conservatory's vision for the future which foresees new facilities, expanded curricula in technology and professional development, a visiting faculty program and new partnerships with leading arts organizations. Visit our giving page.

SFCM at the Kennedy Center

 Nine students from the Conservatory Wind and Brass Ensembles give a free concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 24 as part of the Conservatory Project, a showcase of top talent from American schools of music, Hear a preview on Wednesday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Osher Salon.