San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)

San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Student Essentials

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.sfcm.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
In-State Tuition: $ 37,880
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 37,880
Retention Rate: 90%
Enrollment: 395
Year Established: 1917

About SFCM

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco, California, trains exceptional musicians from around the world to become artists of the highest capacity, as well as citizens prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

The school’s academics provide students with instruction in both concentrated study and performance under the guidance of professional ensemble conductors.

Undergraduates may study for a bachelor’s of music in:

  • Composition
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Orchestral Instruments

Graduates may pursue a master’s of music program in fields which include:

  • Conducting
  • Chamber Music
  • Harpsichord
  • Piano Accompanying
  • Timpani

In addition to providing exceptional musical instruction, the conservatory allows students to gain real-world experience performing through its Music to Go! Program, where talented students can be hired to perform at weddings, parties or corporate functions.

Student life at the conservatory is steeped in musicianship. Whether you’re performing in one of the school’s many ensembles, which draw audiences of 100,000 annually, or want to enjoy a performance, you don’t have to look far. Anything from woodwind chamber music to brass choirs are hosted regularly, providing you with exposure to virtually all styles of ensemble performance.

One of the most notable events the conservatory hosts is the historic San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival, which includes several days of master classes, rehearsals and coaching, followed by public performances. Audiences may hear the sheng, a traditional Chinese wood instrument, for the first time ever.

To begin the admissions process and become a part of this exclusive environment dedicated to elevating your musical skills to the next level, apply today. Applicants need submit ACT/SAT scores, an official high school transcript and two letters of recommendation, as well as perform an audition.

To finance your education, the school offers numerous options of financial aid. With the exception of California State grants, all students, including international students, will be considered to receive aid through grants, loans and scholarships.

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SFCM Map & Location

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Getting Around SFCM

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Francisco, CA

Winter
Dec
57
46
Jan
57
46
Feb
60
48
Spring
Mar
62
49
Apr
63
49
May
64
51
Summer
Jun
67
53
Jul
67
54
Aug
68
55
Fall
Sep
70
55
Oct
69
54
Nov
63
50

SFCM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 190
Freshman Class 42
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 395

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 54%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 19%
Latino 8%
African American 4%
Caucasian 54%
Asian 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 19%

Undergraduate 48%
Graduate 52%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 22%
Domestic 78%

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