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Masquerade Ball, 1926

Reading through past issues of The Lyre, I came across a wonderful description of a Masquerade Ball held in 1926, hosted by the Adillian Club of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Below is the text from this news story … Continue reading

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The First Five Faculty (all Female)

When Lillian Hodghead was in New York studying at The Institute of Musical Art, she met another young woman who would also be instrumental in the founding of what would become the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At the Three … Continue reading

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Engaging Ernest Bloch

The year was 1924. Ada and Lillian travelled to the east coast together to visit music schools in Chicago, New York and Boston. They wrote to Ernest Bloch, who was at the Cleveland Institute at the time, asking for a meeting. … Continue reading

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Lillian Hodghead

Lillian Hodghead was a close friend of Ada Clement’s. Together they founded the Ada Clement Piano School, which would become the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Upon Ada’s return from Europe, where she had studied with Lhevinne and Bauer, Ada … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music was founded in 1917 by Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead under the name The Ada Clement Piano School. Their original location was in a home belonging to Lillian’s parents at 3435 Sacramento Street. Below … Continue reading

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Lessons with Lhevinne

San Francisco Conservatory of Music founder Ada Clement traveled to Europe in 1909 to study with pianists and pedagogues Josef Lhevinne in Berlin, and Harold Bauer in Paris. It was not unheard of for women to travel abroad alone, yet it did … Continue reading

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“A few reminiscences by Ada Clement: for her family and friends”

San Francisco Conservatory of Music founder Ada Clement dictated accounts of her life to her close friends Lillian Hodghead and Nettimae Clement in the summer of 1952. This was the year of Ada’s passing, and though she was weak with … Continue reading

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