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Notes From the Past

SFCM's history comes back to life with our Oral History Project. Pianist, conductor and teacher Warren Jones '77 remembers studying at SFCM and tells stories from his career accompanying world famous opera stars in a recent interview.

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Scoring With the Pros

In their very first semester, students in SFCM's Technology and Applied Composition Program had this real-world assignment: to record an original video game soundtrack with the help of award-winning music producers and nine string players. Read more.

New Faculty Artist-in-Residence Program in Guitar

Classical guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla will teach at SFCM during the fall semester of 2016. He inaugurates a program that will allow guitar students to work in-depth with a different artist of international stature each fall. Read more

A Bird's-Eye View of Opera

Spend a few moments inside the head of alumnus Efraín Solís '13 as he sings Papageno with San Francisco Opera in this great clip announcing the company's partnership with GoPro. 

SFCM's American Prize Winners

Faculty member David Garner '79, alumnus Derek David '08, and Garner's student Kyle Randall '16 (pictured) were named winners of the American Prize in three different composition categories. Pre-College pianist Heather Hsun Chang, student of Corey McVicar, won the prize in solo piano performance. Read more.

Cellist to Attend Piatigorsky Festival

Postgraduate student Evan Kahn '16 has been invited to attend the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, a who's who gathering of master cellists, chamber ensembles and selected students held in Los Angeles next May. Read more.

SFCM to Host Klein Competition

Beginning next June, SFCM will host the annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition, a prestigious contest for young musicians that has launched the careers of major artists and principal players in many U.S. orchestras. Read more.