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Learn to surprise yourself.

a guitarist and violinist in improv class

Creating original music in the heat of the moment is a skill unlike any other. But like any skill, it can be learned. And improvisation has the unique potential to inform performance styles from nearly every stylistic period. That’s why SFCM has developed a course devoted to honing the craft of improvisation.

Join your peers to experiment and learn how to use your musical training to hit the ground running in the world of extemporaneous creativity. Visiting guest artists and master classes round out a fruitful classroom experience.

orchetsra with a chorus

Ready to play at SFCM?

Enjoy playing in all your favorite ensembles next year