San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music, formerly the California Conservatory of Music, founded in 1917, is a music school in San Francisco with an enrollment of about 400 students. It was launched by Ada Clement and Lillian Hodgehead in the remodeled home of Lillian's parents on Sacramento Street. It was called the Ada Clement Piano School. Wthin a few years, additional classes were offered for instruments, voice, composition and theory. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the school was under the direction of Swiss-born composer Ernest Bloch. Two violinists, Isaac Stern (age 5) and Yehudi Menuhin (age 12)[citation needed] were welcomed into the school. Both Stern and Menuhin continued their relationship with the school throughout their lives.[citation needed]

Currently the school offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees, as well as offering adult education and pre-college education. The only school of its kind on the west coast, it offers degrees in orchestral instruments, chamber music, composition, and conducting. Faculty include members of the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera orchestras, as well as many internationally recognized soloists, chamber musicians, and composers.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $36,500.00 avg tuition

50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-6011
4158(647) 326-6224

Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Applied 272
Admitted 111 41%
Enrolled total 39
Full Time: 39
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 80%
4-year graduation rate 50%
6-year graduation rate 56%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $36,500.00 $36,500.00 $36,500.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $280.00 $280.00 $280.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,610.00 $1,610.00 $1,610.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $36,500.00 $36,500.00 $36,500.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $280.00 $280.00 $280.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,610.00 $1,610.00 $1,610.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $0.00 $11,250.00 $2,225.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $2,225.00 $2,225.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $100.00
Graduate Application Fee $100.00
Books and Supplies $620.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $19,185.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 76%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,765.00

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Conducting X
Keyboard Instruments X X
Music Performance, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X X
Stringed Instruments X X
Voice and Opera X X

Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
S.P.R.O.W.T Scholarship $5,000 May 31, 2017
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017
Leon Bradley Scholarship Up to $2,500 May 31, 2017

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