Founded in 1917, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music enrolls 407 graduate and undergraduate students representing over 35 states and 31 countries, as well as educating over 550 preparatory and 305 adult extension students. Through an intense, personal educational process, students draw on the rich experience of a renowned faculty that includes more than two dozen members of the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet orchestras, in addition to other acclaimed composers, performers and scholars. The Conservatory presents over 400 public performances a year, reflecting the talents of students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists. At the Collegiate level SFCM offers the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music, a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance and a Professional Studies Diploma in Instrumental Performance. In August 2006, the Conservatory relocated to an expanded, stateof- the-art facility in San Francisco’s Civic Center, positioning the 91-year-old college of music in the arts nexus of San Francisco, amid Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House and other prominent arts institutions.
Students perform selections from Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore with piano accompaniment.
Students play Lorenzo’s Fire Dance, Thomas’ Street Song, Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles, Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik, and Holst’s Fantasia on the Dargason and March. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Guitarists Renaud Côté-Giguère and Matthew Lyons, baritone Efrain Solis, and pianist Mai-Linh Pham present works by Da Milano, Martin, Takemitsu, Assad, Handel, Poulenc, Barber, and Gardel. Part of the Conservatory Project. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Students perform in a program featuring vocal selections from Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto and Alcina, Rossini’s La regatta veneziana, and Bizet’s Carmen, as well as a performance of Britten’s String Quartet No. 1 in D major by the Conservatory’s The Ethos Quartet. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Students Asako Okamoto and Kevin Schlossman, marimba; Zachary Singer and Yi David Yang, vibraphone; and The Bergamo Ensemble perform works by London and Schoenberg. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.