SCHUMANN MUSIC STUDIO
CLASSICAL RECORDING SPACE
The Schumann Music Studio is a comfortable, acoustically beautiful space where musicians can sound, look, and feel their best. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, empowering environment where musicians can create magic.
Classical musicians come to SMS to make recordings that represent the best of their abilities. In addition to professional classical albums and videos, SMS has produced audition recordings for students that were accepted into leading conservatories and universities, including Juilliard, Harvard and Princeton.
Our piano, a 9 foot Yamaha CFIIIS, from the Yamaha Studios Concert Reserve, is kept in exquisite shape and is regularly tuned.
Located in the heart of San Francisco in the quaint village of Noe Valley, SMS is conveniently located beside local coffee shops, bookstores and restaurants.
Our recording system includes Neumann U87i mics, Neumann KM130 mics, AKG C414 B-ULS mics, Coles 4038 mics, Royer 121 mics, Schoeps CMC6 MK 4 mics, and API 3124 Preamps.
Recording Sessions for professional projects and albums are generally booked by the half day.
We can accommodate small chamber groups and we recommend larger spaces for groups of over 6 musicians.
Please contact us with the details of your project, and we will get back to you as soon as we can! Email is best, but we are happy to receive voicemail as well.
Offering a superior audition video will make your application stand out. We specialize in classical music audition videos and can help you put your best foot forward.
On specific days, we set up a basic video system and offer a special on 2 hour video sessions. Reservations are $250 each, and the package includes three free video files synced to high quality audio.
If you would like to book a session, please review our video session information, and email us your answers to the questions listed. We are not able to assist you with scheduling without your answers. Thank you!
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for advice on what to wear, what to expect, and most importantly, how to prepare.
The example video below is Schumann Romance Opus 94 Number 1, played by Grace Park and Elizabeth Schumann.