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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



In the fall of 1917, pianists Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead opened the doors to the Ada Clement Piano School at 3435 Sacramento Street, in the remodeled home of Lillian’s parents. A school newsletter from 1924 described that first semester of 1917: “The faculty numbered five. The school had four pupils. Four studios were used and only two were equipped with blackboards.


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GSSA 2019

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Library services

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Library is a center with a multitude of resources, a hub for study, and everything in between. Take advantage of the extensive catalog housed at SFCM that will help you build the foundational knowledge you need to take your education to the next level. 

Student Life

Campus life

When it comes to your college experience, nothing is more important than feeling comfortable. At SFCM, we strive to provide you with the most useful tools and opportunities to make your time at the Conservatory welcoming and productive. Our Student Life staff has been where you are, and we know how important it is for every student to feel their needs are met. Study, practice, performance — these are only pieces of the pie. We’re here to guide you through life at SFCM and in San Francisco.

San Francisco, California, United States

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