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The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) is a private music school in San Francisco, California. About 400 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the school which also includes a Pre-College Division for young musicians.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music was founded in 1917 by Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead as the Ada Clement Piano School. Its first location was the home of Lillian's parents, at 3435 Sacramento Street. The school opened with three pianos, four studios, two blackboards and 40 students.
The Ada Clement Piano School quickly expanded. Several years after its founding, the name changed to the Ada Clement Music School, and then in 1923 to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 1956 the Conservatory moved from Sacramento Street to 1201 Ortega Street, the home of a former infant shelter. It resided there for fifty years, before moving to its next location at 50 Oak Street in 2006. In 2020, it added the new Bowes Center at 100 Van Ness as an annex providing more dorms (8 floors) for its students, rehearsal spaces and some public performing spaces to be shared with the community.
- Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead, 1917–1925
- Ernest Bloch, 1925–1930
- Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead, 1930–1951
- Albert Elkus, 1951–1957
- Robin Laufer, 1957–1966
- Milton Salkind, 1966–1990
- Stephen Brown, 1990–1991
- Milton Salkind (Acting President), 1991–1992
- Colin Murdoch, 1992–2013
- David Stull, 2013–present
Location and facility
San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers music education in addition to community enrichment programs and performances. In 2018, celebrating its 100th anniversary it announced a donation of $46.4 million from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The funding was to be used to construct a 12-floor building containing two concert halls in the city's Civic Center area.
- Jeff Anderson (tuba)
- Elinor Armer (composition)
- Alexander Barantschik (violinist and Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony)
- Dusan Bogdanovic (composer and guitarist)
- Luciano Chessa (composer, music history and literature)
- David Conte (composer)
- Jacques Desjardins (composer)
- Patricia Craig (voice)
- Eugene Izotov (oboe)
- Mark Lawrence (trombone)
- Susanne Mentzer (voice)
- Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
- David Tanenbaum (guitar)
- Deborah Voigt (voice)
- Indre Viskontas (soprano)
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- Teddy Abrams (conductor, composer, pianist, clarinetist)
- Carter Larsen (composer, pianist)
- Miguel del Aguila (composer)
- Ed Buller (music producer)
- Jennifer Culp (cellist)
- Jack Curtis Dubowsky (composer)
- George Duke (pianist)
- Matt Vander Ende (percussion)
- Desirée Goyette (singer and composer)
- Samuel Grodin (pianist)
- Elza van den Heever (soprano)
- Eddie Henderson (musician) (jazz trumpeter)
- Andrew Hull (guitarist)
- Arielle Jacobs (Broadway actress – currently Princess Jasmine on Broadway)
- Jeffrey Kahane (conductor and pianist)
- Aaron Jay Kernis (composer)
- Mark Kosower (cellist)
- Julian Lage (guitarist and composer)
- Peter Scott Lewis (composer)
- Peter Magadini (percussionist, author)
- Catherine Naglestad (soprano)
- Gyan Riley (guitarist)
- Léopold Simoneau (tenor)
- Isaac Stern (violinist)
- David Tanenbaum (guitarist)
- Aleksandra Vrebalov (composer)
- Carolyn Yarnell (composer)
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- "Deborah Voigt Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty". BroadwayWorld.com.
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Dans les années soixante-dix, il enseigna le chant au San Francisco Conservatory of Music et à l'école des beaux-arts de Banff, avant de s'installer à Victoria, où il fonda, en 1982, avec son épouse Pierrette Alarie, le Canada Opera Piccola destiné à la formation des jeunes chanteurs canadiens.
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