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Music is essential to life, and education is the best promise for tomorrow. These are the values that inspire us to take risks with optimism and conviction."

—SFCM President David H. Stulll

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What's it Like to Live at The Bowes Center

Get an inside look at student life in ߲ݴý Francisco at SFCM's The Bowes Center.

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Industry Alliances to Support Students and Artists

In recent years, SFCM acquired two leading artist management companies and an iconic record label to reimagine how elements of the music industry can better integrate to advance the human experience through music. For students, that means more opportunities to interact with touring artists and industry experts–including professional development workshops, side-by-side performances, and enhanced masterclasses.

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Campus Life

Creatives shine in ߲ݴý Francisco. The city we call home has a long history of welcoming innovators and groundbreakers who bring their big ideas and expand them into game-changing art, technology, and business. SFCM shares that distinct DNA.

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Love where you live

Our housing and facilities are some of the best in the world, from soundproof, 24/7 practice rooms to dorms and lounges offering breathtaking views of the city.

Catalog & Book Requirements

Check out our course catalog for the year, where you'll find descriptions on all the classes SFCM has to offer and their various book requirements.

Student Academic Enrichment Center

The SAEC offers resources and a space to work either one-on-one or in groups with an experienced educator in various subject areas. We’re here to work with you to become an active and collaborative learner to prepare you for new challenges and thrive in the pursuit of your career.


SFCM's Library is a center with a multitude of resources, a hub for study, and everything in between. Take advantage of the extensive catalog and all of the resources that will help you build the foundational knowledge you need to take your education to the next level.

SFCM in the Community

SFCM and its students are involved in many different aspects of the SF community from teaching students in local schools, to working local gigs. Learn more about it here.

Bowes Center Green Initiatives

The Bowes Center was built with the community and environment in mind. The project’s design and construction complies with ߲ݴý Francisco’s groundbreaking green building ordinance.

Bridge to Arts and Music

Bridge to Arts & Music (BAM) provides tuition-free instrumental instruction, musical instruments, academic support, and community for underserved students between the ages 6 to 12.

Rubin Institute for Music Criticism

The Rubin Institute for Music Criticism brings together leading music journalists, renowned musicians and aspiring young writers, combining the wisdom and insight of today's highly esteemed critics, the artistry of acclaimed musicians and the energy and promise of tomorrow's music journalists.

Hire SFCM Musicians

The Conservatory's Hire SFCM Musicians program provides talented students to play or sing at weddings, parties, corporate functions, and more at very affordable fees.
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Performance Calendar

90% of concerts are free and open to the public