Bravo to Academy fellows who have recently won the following positions:

Pittsburgh Symphony
Dallas Symphony
Rochester Philharmonic
San Francisco Ballet
Sacramento Philharmonic
St. Louis Symphony
Louisville Orchestra
Calgary Philharmonic
Annapolis Symphony
Austin Symphony
Santa Barbara Symphony
California Symphony
Santa Cruz Symphony
Berkeley Symphony
Monterey Symphony
Oakland Symphony
Marin Symphony
Santa Rosa Symphony
Fresno Philharmonic
Symphony Silicon Valley
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Two Academy Fellows  just won the Sacramento Philharmonic Audition!


Ting Ting Gu was awarded the position of Assistant Concertmaster and Matthew Vincent awarded a section violin position! 


San Francisco Chronicle
"Simply Amazing"
San Francisco Classical Voice

The application due date for

Autumn 2021 is 03/15/2021


Click Here For Application Info


Classes in 2020-2021 are online.


We love our audience and look forward to seeing you when we can gather safely.

The San Francisco Academy Orchestra's Artist Diploma Program is designed to offer an intensive one-year fellowship that focuses solely on the practical skills necessary to prepare for auditions and a career in orchestral music. Coursework includes weekly private instruction, weekly group excerpt classes, mock auditions, and the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony. Completion of two curriculum sessions will result in the Academy Orchestra's Artist Diploma in Orchestral Studies and potentially the Academy Prize in recognition of one musician who demonstrates outstanding artistry.

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