Author: Kate Sheeran
Kate Sheeran is the Provost and Dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At SFCM, she oversees all aspects of the Conservatory’s academic program, leads the faculty, and builds and implements all curricular and performance initiatives. Previously, she was a member of the leadership team at Mannes School of Music, where she directed all pre-college and continuing education. As a horn player, she has performed and recorded with groups including Ensemble Signal, The Wordless Music Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, and Red Light New Music. Kate has been horn faculty at Dickinson College, Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, and Mannes Prep. She is a member of the boards of directors of JACK Quartet and Alarm Will Sound.
San Francisco Performances (SFP) has been presenting music and dance in the Bay Area for over 30 years. I’m always struck by how SFP finds new and inventive ways to engage audiences, how their series seamlessly melds well-known artists with those who are on the rise and how they continue to spotlight brand new music alongside more standard repertoire.
In 2015, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music enrolled its first class of students majoring in Technology and Applied Composition (TAC). The program, a hybrid of a traditional composition program and an immersive education in the most relevant and progressive technologies today, was a success from the beginning.
In 2014, three musicians in Buffalo, New York saw a need in their community and started a grassroots effort to do something about it. After an inspiring day performing for elementary school students on Buffalo’s west side, Yuki Numata Resnick, Elise Golove and Virginia Barron decided it was time to help these children and others like them to play music of their own.