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Music at SD

From contemporary rock bands to our world-renowned Virtuoso Program for string musicians, SD students develop a love of music through instruction in chorus, jazz, pop, strings, classical, composition, and more. The Music Conservatory includes 30 rehearsal studios, while our world class Carol Franc Buck Hall of the Arts provides students with unique opportunities for training, master classes, and public performance.

Studying music develops many of the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Students learn to set high personal standards, problem-solve both individually and in a team, think creatively, and appreciate the relationship between commitment and achievement. We offer the nationally-recognized Virtuoso Program for string students who wish to explore a professional career in music, as well as a variety of music classes for students who seek to perform, produce and appreciate music in all of its forms.

Conservatory Program

The San Domenico Music Conservatory

The Conservatory at SD is home to our professional artist faculty, offering private and group instruction on piano, wind, string, percussion instruments, and voice in a broad spectrum of styles and a variety of ensembles, from chamber orchestra to a capella band. Our students have the unique opportunity to advance their musical knowledge during or after school, and enjoy the benefits of:

  • studying with some of the top performing artist teachers in the Bay Area
  • making use of our state-of-the-art-facilities and excellently maintained instruments
  • performing regularly on stage in our acoustically engineered Hall of the Arts
  • access to supervised practice rooms
The SD Music Conservatory

Virtuoso Program

The nationally acclaimed pre-professional training program helps students explore their potential as string musicians through a rigorous academic and musical curriculum during their high school years.

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Meet the Team

At the heart of the Virtuoso Program is our exceptional music faculty, whose distinguished members are accomplished professional musicians from around the Bay Area. Students enjoy the privilege of studying closely under and being mentored by our faculty, as well as benefit from masterclasses with frequently visiting guest artists.