San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Music Conservatory

The Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program offers a world-class foundation for a successful career in the diverse and evolving music industry.

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A unique course of study in traditional compositional craft and cutting-edge music technology, TAC trains a new generation of composers who are equally at home in the realm of concert music, film and video game scoring, and sound design. The TAC program produces versatile graduates who thrive as individual artists or as vital members of a creative team.

The TAC program’s partnership with sE is valuable to the students on so many levels. From providing us with equipment to teach microphone patterns, to giving students the tools to record their compositions, to an actual factory visit where one lucky student got to physically see how the mics are assembled and apply them to her sE internship in product development and customer support. Students are learning the art of recording, the technical skills of engineering and gaining business skills to apply their knowledge to a wide range of potential careers and experiences involving their love of music and technology.

Our relationship with sE has provided a well-rounded set of resources and experiences to SFCM TAC students that are simply indispensable to the world class education in music technology and scoring for media we aim to provide.