Scott Foglesong

Chair, Musicianship and Music Theory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Scott Foglesong, 2008 recipient of the Sarlo Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, is Chair of the Department of Musicianship and Music Theory at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is also on the faculties of the Fall Freshman Program of the University of California–Berkeley, where he teaches music literature, and the Fromm Institute of the University of San Francisco, where he holds the Barbara Fromm Endowed Chair in Classical Music. He serves as a contributing writer and pre-concert lecturer for the San Francisco Symphony and is program annotator for the California Symphony, New Hampshire Music Festival, and Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra. During 2010–2012 he was Program Annotator and Scholar in Residence for the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. He has published numerous articles on music, including program and liner notes, and appears on radio and video as a commentator on music. His 12-part podcast series From the Archives: An Audio History of the San Francisco Symphony has been published on the San Francisco Symphony web site. He studied piano with Elizabeth Katzenellenbogen at the Peabody Conservatory, after pre-college study with Bernhard Weiser and Max Lanner. Foglesong received his B.M. and M.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano with Nathan Schwartz, harpsichord with Laurette Goldberg, and theory with Sol Joseph and John Adams.