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Welcome to the Department of Musicianship and Music Theory
San Francisco Conservatory of Music


The San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers extensive training in the areas of music theory, eartraining, and related topics of study. The Department of Musicianship and Music Theory supervises and offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

At SFCM, music theory is viewed as an indispensable and vital component of a musician's training. To that end, the department emphasizes theory and eartraining as living practical arts, rather than as abstractions covered from a purely academic point of view.

The program is nonetheless highly rigorous, including a two-year core-curriculum program in both theory and eartraining; keyboard-related courses including basic keyboard skills and keyboard harmony; courses in orchestration, counterpoint, analysis (both formal and Schenkerian), advanced harmony, and many other topics.

In the San Francisco Conservatory's long-standing tradition, class sizes are kept small and the professors are easily accessible.

This website is your guide to the Department of Musicianship and Music Theory, and contains a wealth of resources, many of which are freely available to anyone who cares to explore them. (Some may be restricted to currently enrolled students, however.) The menu on the left of each page is your map to the entire site.

Welcome to SFCMTheory — the website for the Department of Musicianship and Music Theory at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.








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