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.”
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music Library develops, maintains and evaluates collections designed to support and enhance student and faculty curricular needs. The collection exceeds 60,000 items and includes more than 38,000 scores and parts, 15,000 audio-visual materials, 12,500 books and 77 periodical titles.
All collegiate students receive a membership with One Medical Group. One Medical provides high-quality, patient-centered primary care services with same-day/next-day appointments. Students also have access to 24/7/365 virtual care by phone, email, and video conference, a mobile app for appointment scheduling and prescription refills, personal health coaching.
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.
SFCM has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) continuously since 1960. WSCUC is the western states' regional accrediting body with a prestigious and progressive reputation. In February 2015, we completed a WSCUC review cycle, described below, which reaffirmed our accreditation for seven years.
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