President Stull Goes On The Record

In a wide-ranging discussion with San Francisco Classical Voice, President David H. Stull tracks SFCM's progress in establishing itself as a conservatory for the twenty-first century, with a new program in technology and composition, new interdisciplinary courses, a new winter term focused on entrepreneurship, and programs in jazz, business and even a new record label on the horizon. (Photo: Jack Hutch)

Trumpet Faculty On the Air

For those who missed faculty member Mark Inouye's standout performance in Haydn's brilliant trumpet concerto last month at the San Francisco Symphony, KDFC is broadcasting the performance
Tuesday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

LA Phil's Tom Hooten Joins Trumpet Faculty

SFCM is welcoming another distinguished member to its all-star brass faculty. Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will begin teaching at the Conservatory in fall 2015. Read more.

A Sneak Peak at the Panoramic

Preview apartments at The Panoramic, a state-of-the-art high-rise with five floors reserved exclusively for Conservatory students. Set to open this summer, The Panoramic is just three blocks from SFCM in San Francisco's dynamic mid-Market neighborhood. Read more and watch a video introduction. [Photo: Patricia Chang]

Free Music Blossoms at SFCM

April is recital month! Whether it's guitar, voice, piano, brass, winds, strings, chamber music or new music, SFCM has your fix of free music. Check our performance calendar for details.

Pre-College Tops Waring Competition

Bravo to five Pre-College pianists chosen to compete recently in the highly selective Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. Sarah Tuan took first place in the Junior Solo competition and Josephine Chan (pictured) won third place. Top winners of the intermediate concerto competition included Tristan Yang, second place and Leyla Kabuli, third place.

Game Scoring at SFCM Takes Flight

Students and faculty test drive SFCM's state-of-the-art recording studios and chart the course for SFCM's program in Technology and Applied Composition with the hypnotic soundtrack to the video game Gathering Sky.

SFCM Goes to Washington

The Conservatory Opera takes its show on the road, presenting L'elisir d'amore at the Kennedy Center as part of the Conservatory Project. Students will perform a shortened, concert version of the opera with piano accompaniment on April 19. 

Have Guitar Will Travel

If a sunny afternoon on the patio with wine, cheese and phenomenal guitar playing sounds like a slice of heaven to you, head to San Francisco Guitarworks in the Mission District any Saturday in April to hear performances by SFCM guitarists. Seven students and guitar department chair David Tanenbaum also join the Tangents Guitar Series for an homage to experimental music pioneer James Tenney on April 10 in Santa Cruz and on April 18 at San Francisco's Center for New Music. 

Alumni Honored at 2015 Gala

SFCM paid tribute to three acclaimed alumni at it's annual spring gala. Metropolitan Opera soprano Elza van den Heever '04, lauded collaborative pianist Warren Jones '77, Achilles Liarmakopoulos '06, trombonist with the renowned Canadian Brass, and students from SFCM's Collegiate and Pre-College divisions treated Conservatory supporters to an incredible evening of music. Read more.

Adams Makes Schwabacher Debut

Following in the steps of some of today's top opera singers, soprano and San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Julie Adams '13 gave her Schwabacher Debut Recital on March 29 and won high praise for the performance in the San Francisco Chronicle. Adams studies with faculty member César Ulloa.