The application for Fall 2016 is now available.

We are only accepting applications for certain instrument areas at this time.  Please email to see if we can accept your application.

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San Francisco Conservatory Application Checklist:

  • Completed application
  • Prescreening recording, uploaded directly to the application. Required of the following prospective majors:
    • Chamber Music
    • Composition
    • Technology and Applied Composition (TAC)
    • Conducting
    • Piano
    • Voice
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • We will contact your recommenders directly, utilizing the information that you provide in your application.  Please do not mail or email recommendations.  Additional information regarding supplemental materials can be found here.
  • Academic transcripts.  Please upload a copy of your unofficial transcript to your application.  Accepted students will be prompted to provide official documentation once they are admitted and have finished their present degree program.
  • 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.
  • Audition, either in San Francisco, at a regional site, or by final audition recording. Information about the different types of auditions, along with specific dates and deadlines, can be found here.


​​Getting to know SFCM:

  • Bios for our entire faculty may be found here.  Faculty e-mail addresses 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.