School of Music COVID-19 Update

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School of Music Information

Remote Instruction

To limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community San Francisco State University will continue to offer online instruction through the Fall semester. Faculty contact information is locatd on the School of Music website (Faculty | Adjunct Faculty).  If you have trouble contacting your School of Music instructor at any time throughout the Fall semester please email Department Director Cyrus Ginwala ( as soon as possible.

Please check your course iLearn pages and your SFSU email regularly. Your SFSU email is the only reliable and simple way that instructors have to contact you. 

The School of Music Office

Our Office Staff will continue their work remotely. If you need to contact us, please write We will be periodically checking voicemail; email is the best way to get an immediate response.

Petitions & Graduation Applications


  • New Instructions Coming Soon

School of Music Office Contacts

You can also contact our staff directly if you have any questions:

  • For quick questions text (510) 342-9787 M-F from 9am-4pm
  • Cyrus Ginwala, Director,
  • Arsham Pourfallah, Academic Office Coordinator,
  • Meghann Dubie, Assistant Academic Office Coordinator,


At this time the School of Music is not holding in-person Auditions or placement exams.  Please see our Audition page for information on submitting an audition video.

The School of Music Facilities

The School of Music Facilities are not open to students at this time and our Technical Staff will be working remotely. All classrooms, offices, lockers, and practice rooms are closed through December 2020.

Instrument Rentals

The School of Music will have a limited number of keyboard and instrument rentals available for both pick-up and delivery.  


The Creative Arts Building is closed.  Currently, there is no access to the building. Students enrolled in previous semesters who need access to pick up items from lockers can email We hope that there will soon be a protocol introduced for entering the building. Updates will be posted here. 

Internet/Computer Access

JPL Library

JPL Library is currently closed. Students without reliable computer access students may request a loaner laptop from the Library by contacting or (415) 338-1420. When emailing, include "Library Loaner Laptop" in the subject line; and when calling, ask for a Library Loaner Laptop. Library staff will respond to arrange the loan and have the laptop shipped. Both PCs and Macs are available. The Library provides a base install of software MS Office, web browsers, graphic software, and the laptop will work with Zoom video conferencing software. Some specialized software may not be available. For more information about this and other virtual services offered at the library please see the JPL Library Resource Page.  

Free Wi-Fi Access in San Francisco

The city of San Francisco offers free Wi-Fi service in city parks and other selected areas. View an online listing of free Wi-Fi available in area parks, plazas and open spaces.

Free & Low Cost Internet

The following resources refer to discounts or special options from a range of internet providers for those who may not have access to the Internet from off-campus locations. Please contact the providers directly to understand if they may apply to you:

updated 8/17/20