The application for Fall 2016 is now available.  We

look forward to receiving your application!


The Conservatory application consists of:

  • Application

  • Audition: in San Francisco, at a regional site or by final recording.

  • Prescreen recording required in chamber music, composition, technology and applied composition, conducting, piano and voice. Upload your prescreen recording into your DecisionDesk Application.

  • Two letters of recommendation.  We will contact your recommenders based on information in your online application.  Please do not mail or email recommendation letters

  • Academic transcripts.  Please upload these records to your DecisionDesk application.

  • English language proficiency requirement (required of non-native English speakers) Please note that all applicants with an English language requirement must submit a TOEFL score, or proof of registration, by the December 1st deadline in order to be scheduled for an audition. The score does not need to be a passing score at the time of application. Applicants may also choose to submit an IELTS score or an ELS Language Center score.


Getting to know SFCM:

  • Bios for our entire faculty may be found here.  Faculty e-mail address are at the bottom of their bios.

  • We encourage prospective students to have a consultative lesson with faculty before their audition.  Please contact the faculty directly to set up a lesson.

  • To schedule a tour of SFCM contact the admissions office or at 800-899-SFCM

  • Prospective students are welcome to attend SFCM rehearsal and concerts. Please see our Performance Calendar to plan your visit.