San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA
As the oldest (founded in 1917), major independent conservatory of music on the West Coast of the United States, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers a truly unique educational experience. Located since 2006 in a new $80 million facility in one of the world's premier cities, SFCM collegiate program combines a rigorous program of performance and study with an intimate atmosphere where students work closely with faculty and staff. A school of just over 390 students, SFCM limits enrollment in order to ensure that every student receives considerable individual attention and performance opportunities. To us, a quality education in music means concentrated one-on-one instruction with our world-class faculty as well as classroom and ensemble enrollments of appropriate size. For the performing artist, there is no substitute for live performance. The Conservatory presents an ambitious schedule of more than 400 recitals and concerts each academic year. Students engage in required and non-required recitals, Conservatory-wide projects and student-initiated productions in collaboration with other students, faculty and local artists. The Community Service Program provides students with opportunities to perform at schools, hospitals and other institutions in the community, and a busy Music to Go! gig service handles more than 1,000 paying performances at weddings, corporate events and community functions each year. The Conservatory is located in the city’s exceptional Beaux Arts Civic Center, along with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet, which stage world-class performances and host the finest soloists and ensembles from around the world. The city is also home to many chamber music groups and performing ensembles such as the critically acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, New Century Chamber Orchestra and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Both the traditional and innovative arts thrive here. Theater, dance and performance groups, including the American Conservatory Theater, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, ODC Dance and the Joe Goode Performance Group stage traditional, contemporary and avant-garde productions. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the de Young Museum, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor), the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibit from their extensive permanent collections and present touring exhibitions from throughout the world. Fort Mason Center, a former army post on the bay, houses experimental performing organizations, museums and galleries. The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a downtown center featuring performing and exhibit spaces, showcases the latest the world has to offer in the arts.
This school has Standardized Test Optional Admissions
Test-Optional Admissions Details
Home-schooled applicants are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores to support their transcripts. The Conservatory's school code for the ACT is 0403; the code for the SAT is 4744. We will accept scores as official if they are listed on the student's official school transcript. All other applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.