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Meet Admissions

We have been in your shoes.

We have all been through the music college application process and are here to help you! We dedicate our days to helping musicians join an educational community that enables them to grow as artists beyond their expectations.


Contact Admissions

Call us at 415-503-6271 or send an email to apply@sfcm.edu to get in contact with our office. For general information about your program of interest, please complete the .


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James Encarnación

Assistant Dean of Admissions

I’m honored to rejoin the ߲ݴý Francisco Conservatory of Music’s community as Assistant Dean of Admissions. Prior to joining the team, I held Admissions and Enrollment Management positions at The Tianjin Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and SFCM's Pre-College and Adult Extension Divisions. Supporting young musicians through the application and audition processes is work that I value deeply, and being able to showcase the extraordinary education that SFCM provides is incredibly rewarding. ߲ݴý Francisco is truly a special place! I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree in Trombone Performance from The University of Michigan and a Master of Music Degree in Tenor Trombone from the ߲ݴý Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Lee Anne Frahn

Assistant Director of Admissions

I am thrilled to collaborate with faculty and staff to create an inviting and inclusive environment for SFCM students. As a first-generation student and musician (MM Vocal Performance - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BMus Vocal Performance - Western Washington University), I understand how intimidating the application process can be! I am committed to helping students navigate admissions and creating a space where applicants feel encouraged to pursue their musical aspirations.


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Abby Bush

Admissions Counselor

Originally from Los Angeles, I came to ߲ݴý Francisco to pursue a master's degree in vocal performance at SFCM. After finishing my degree (MM '22), I was lucky enough to join the incredible admissions team. I now enjoy supporting and encouraging applicants as they consider becoming members of our amazing and passionate community. I look forward to helping out incoming students as they make their way to the beautiful city of ߲ݴý Francisco.

Student Assistants

One of the best ways to find out if a school is the best fit for you is to get to know current students. Our student assistants come from a wide variety of programs and backgrounds. Some of them have been here for multiple degrees! Reach out to us at apply@sfcm.edu to connect with them.


AD Opera Studies


BM Violin




BM Composition


BM Viola


PSC Classical Guitar


BM Jazz Trombone


BM Voice




PSC Double Bass


BM Cello



Mailing Address

Office of Admissions
߲ݴý Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
߲ݴý Francisco, CA 94102

We are here to help, so please let us know if you have any questions about SFCM.

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