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Student Affairs

As a professional school, SFCM is committed to providing an extraordinary education that prepares our graduates to pursue fully engaged lives as citizens of the world.

Our core mission is to transform our students: artistically, intellectually, professionally, and individually. Through the study of music at the highest level, our students learn to seek achievement in every endeavor, to convert challenge into opportunity, to understand the nature of excellence, and to pursue their dreams with vigor and determination. We believe that inspiring the imagination, cultivating the artist, honing the intellect, and developing the professional are the keys to launching innovative graduates who excel in any field.

Our phenomenal faculty and our location in the heart of a magnificent city provide an experience that is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Our focus is our students, and through an innovative and unique experience, the ߲ݴý Francisco Conservatory of Music prepares its graduates for a lifetime of achievement and success.

Organizing Principles

  • Students should have access to a robust co-curricular experience that supports their artistic development and academic success.
  • Students should have opportunities to develop social skills and learn healthy social practices.
  • Students should have a living experience that supports developing independence while thriving in a communal living space. 
  • Students should have structured opportunities to develop leadership and other essential, non-academic skills.

    SFCM students in the dining hall.

    SFCM students in the dining hall.

Student Affairs Goals and Outcomes

  • Cognitive

    Students who participate in the programs and activities Student Affairs offers will develop critical thinking and evaluative skills that lead to deep questioning, self-reflection and growth. 

  • Life Skills

    Students who participate in the programs and activities Student Affairs offers will be able to successfully manage personal and professional matters and advocate for themselves in a manner that supports independence and continued growth.

  • Self-Awareness 

    Students who participate in the programs and activities Student Affairs offers will develop a deeper self-awareness that supports authentic identity development, enhances interpersonal/relationship skills, and facilitates collaborative relationships. 

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Social Justice

    Students who participate in the programs and activities Student Affairs offers will develop intercultural communication skills, embrace human differences across the spectrum, and engage in responsible citizenry that supports inclusion, belonging, and equity. 

    SFCM's Basketball Club

    SFCM's Basketball Club.

Components of the SFCM Student Experience

  • Robust engagement opportunities through the student clubs and organizations - this includes SAC and the affinity groups.
  • Wellness Programming - focuses on multiple aspects of wellness including physical and mental health.
  • Primary Prevention Programming - program offerings designed to prevent sexual violence, alcohol, and other drug abuse.
  • Life skills and personal development programming - designed to “fill in the gaps” between the academic, artistic, and professional development experiences.
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