Welcome to the School of Music
From violin to video game scoring, vibraphone to voice, or any one of our many other areas of study, you can perform, create and innovate in the city by the bay. We invite you to contact us to find out how we can help foster your artistic and professional growth.
Support for School of Music performances is provided by Fred Levin, The Shenson Foundation in Memory of Ben and A. Jess Shenson.
Why Study Music at San Francisco State University?
The School of Music offers several programs, or specialties, for students to choose from. Areas of study include: Choral Performance, Composition (including Game Scoring & Film Scoring), Electronic Music, Ethnomusicology, Instrumental Performance, Jazz Performance, Music Education, Music History, Piano Performance and Vocal Performance.
The School of Music has a robust faculty in the performing arts which also will be your advisors throughout your program.
Our programs offer development of music educators and performers who will perpetuate the finest musical traditions in highly diverse musical communities.
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Placement exams are not required for incoming Undergraduate Students. However, we do recommend all incoming Music students take the exams to ensure they are placed in classes appropriate to their skill level.