• 2017 1st Place Winner, Violin, Andrew Gao
  • 2017 1st Place Winner, Violin, Amaryn Olmeda
  • 2017 1st Place Winner, Vocal, Jarrett Porter

Announcing the Finalists in the 2020 Pacific Musical Competition!

We are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2020 Annual Competition!

Make plans now to see these talented young musicians perform at the Live Finals and Winners Showcase, which will be held on March 8, 2020 in the Main Hall at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco from 10am to 7pm. Tickets are available for purchase online from City Box Office or in person at the Herbst Theatre box office. The Instrumental Finals will run from 10am - 1pm, the Piano Finals from 2pm - 5pm, and the Vocal finals from 5:15pm - 7pm. A detailed schedule is available on the Finalists page.

The Pacific Musical Society & Foundation is a charitable fellowship of classical music lovers dedicated to fostering the art of classical music and ensuring the success of young classical musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1910, we are the oldest active musical organization in the Bay Area.

Through your financial support, the Pacific Musical Society & Foundation directly sponsors talented young musicians through our annual competition and works to support the continued interest in and viability of classical music in the Bay Area and beyond. You can read more about our mission here and see the highlight performances from our 2019 annual competition finals below:


Our annual competition identifies the next generation of stellar young artists and provides significant scholarship support.


We are planning a new program of community engagement to kick off in the Fall of 2019. Contact us if you would like to bring classical music to your community!


Your financial support sponsors scholarships for talented student musicians and funds our efforts to support them through their careers.