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The Conservatory Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, "Eroica" Eric Dudley, conductor The Conservatory Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, "Eroica"

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  • To become an inspiring artist you must first seek inspiration. An extraordinary faculty is the foundation for a transformative education. Immersing yourself in a culture of exploration where you hear and perform with legendary musicians is the path to success.

    Already on the path to a promising career, Evan Kahn is ready for any musical opportunity that comes his way.

  • You will expand your curiosity and understanding of the world through a dynamic curriculum integrated with your focus on music. Critical thinking is the path to knowledge, self-awareness, perspective, and achievement. You will develop the skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication necessary to pursue any endeavor.

    Anna Heflin looks deeper into the music as a performer and explores the sensibilities of those who appear on and off stage.

  • The ability to transform dreams and aspirations into a life path is predicated on an understanding and application of core business principles and strategies. Our curriculum is designed to equip you for a lifetime of success.

    David Velasco’s business acumen informs his success not only in the professional world, but in the music world, too.

  • Part of your journey at SFCM is to discover new ideas and explore them through projects of your own imagination and design. Winter Term provides the ideal laboratory to challenge yourself, to engage your strengths, to know and improve your weaknesses, and to practice the art and science of taking risks. You are unique. The possibilities are limitless.

    Kristopher Grant chases down his dreams by embracing new experiences.

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Winter Term at SFCM

Winter Term, comprising the first few weeks immediately after the new year and before the start of the spring semester, is an incubator for your ideas. It is a time for exploration and unabashed risk-taking.