Bowes Center at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Internship Housing

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Bowes Center at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
200 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, California 94102

San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers short term summer accommodations at The Bowes Center in the Civic Center district. With a Walk Score of 100 out of 100 the Bowes Center is considered a “walker’s paradise”. Occupants and residents can run daily errands without any need for single-occupancy vehicle. Centrally located in San Francisco, with an easy walk to Downtown and SoMa (the business heart of SF).  Located one block from major Muni bus lines, and within walking distance to Symphony, Opera, Ballet, SFJAZZ as well as Hayes Valley.


Nico Colucci, 26', (RJAM Saxophone)
“The best thing about living at Bowes, other than unlimited late-night practice, is definitely the hang-outs. I’ve got to spend so much time hanging out and meeting new people because I live at Bowes! I was worried about being roommates with total strangers, but I’m so glad I ended up living on campus. I would’ve missed so much bonding time and definitely wouldn’t have as many developed friendships.”

Jayla Hernandez, ‘24, (RJAM Drums)
“Living in Bowes gives a sense of community and so much love. Bowes brings so much creativity through and around each space. Seeing so many other students who are like me living in one huge space and that all our talents can be shared in one space is a blessing. The ability to have unlimited practice sessions, to be able to connect with students who may know TAC [Technology and Applied Composition] and make a record. Also, just sitting in the common areas and having a coffee to relax and chat with friends I think is one of the greatest assets of Bowes. There are so many possibilities."

Miriam Tayler, ‘26, (Piano)
“The Bowes Center gives me a cozy place to go where I can spend time during my busy days with school. I was shocked when I went into Bowes for the first time, and I found out that I have the opportunity to practice on amazing Steinway pianos! I have never had such a great opportunity like that! The Bowes Center is a place where I found new friends from different parts of the whole world. I am really happy to be surrounded by the best people!

Diego De La Cruz Iwadare, ‘25, (Violin)
“As a musician, I find that being in a place surrounded by art inspires me and energizes me to focus on my music and my instrument. Living in the Bowes Center is precisely that. Practice rooms 24/7, living with all your friends, school two blocks away, striking halls and common spaces. Personally, beyond being a great building, the Bowes Center is an experience that has given me an amazing school year.”

Taylor See, ‘23, (Voice)
“One of the best things about living at Bowes is that you are so connected with a large chunk of the student body. It is so nice to be able to go downstairs to the first floor and engage with other students at any given time. Living at Bowes, you also have access to lots of practice rooms that are open 24/7! It is also so great to be within a five-minute walk to the Ann Getty Center. The convenience and accessibility of living at Bowes is unmatchable!”

Haejin Lee, Harp, ‘24 (Harp)
"As a harpist (which is not easy to move around!) during rainy days in SF or at night when I come back late from work, it is so convenient and great for me to have an accessible harp at the Bowes Center that can be flexible to my time. Also having 24/7 practice rooms available anytime for use. I'm really able to feel comfortable with keeping my workflow schedule and practice schedule balanced together. Having also the Student Academic Enrichment Center (SAEC) office on the 3rd floor has been so helpful for me as a student here. Dr. Joaquin is always there to help and guide students to succeed in classes here at SFCM. I am able to grow tremendously as a student from the help and guidance from the SAEC center."

who can stay here?

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nearby transportation

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intern housing availability

Minimum Length of Stay: 30 Days
Maximum Length of Stay: 75 Days
First Check In: May 22, 2024
Last Check In: July 5, 2024
Last Check Out: August 5, 2024

housing options

On-Site Residence Options

  • Single - one person per bedroom
    • UNIT TYPE Per Night (per bed) Price per Month (<30 days) Applicable discount: 31-60 days Applicable discount: 60+ days
      Single occupancy in a shared unit2 $130 $3,900 15% discount 25% discount
  • Double - two people per bedroom
    • UNIT TYPE Per Night (per bed) Price per Month (<30 days) Applicable discount: 31-60 days Applicable discount: 60+ days
      Double occupancy in a shared unit1 $80 $2,400 15% discount 25% discount

All units have either two or three bedrooms.  

Each unit has a shared kitchenette (refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, utensils), living room (table, chairs, couch), bathroom, wifi, heat and A/C.



Virtual Tour Housing


Student Lounge and Cafe


Rooftop terrace

Residence Types:
  • Hotel-Like
  • Residence Halls
  • Suite/Apartment

Bathroom Types:
  • Shared

on-site amenities

• Student lounge with café and study spaces
• Front door security 24/7
• Practice rooms on each floor (Note that this is in addition to the practicing permitted in student units)
• 24/7 access to practice and rehearsal spaces with self-recording capabilities on academic floors
• A roof terrace with views of historic San Francisco City Hall and Civic Center
• Laundry facilities on each floor
• On-site bike storage
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things to do around San Francisco

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is located centrally in San Francisco next to City Hall.  For interns, it's a easy walk to Downtown and SoMa.  Daily needs can be addressed without the use of a car.  Many close by neighborhoods can be accessed on foot, and easy access to bike lanes and bus lines opens up the rest of the City!

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