SF State Among Top 10 Colleges with Killer Music Scenes

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
COLLEGE MAGAZINE -- A musical hub for students dedicated to free speech and personal liberation, San Fransisco attracted artists like Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead. Students at SFSU still feel that impact today. “San Francisco is so compact which sometimes makes it hard to distinguish between SFSU’s scene and the college and local music scene as a whole, but that can be hugely motivating because you see your peers so quickly go from playing tiny house gigs and cave shows to opening at the larger clubs and venues in a matter of months,” said SFSU junior Sydney Peterson. Students can get involved in the music scene by joining SFSU’s student-run radio station, KSFS, or complete the Music/Recording Industry certificate. SFSU’s musical alumni include Johnny Mathis, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and NOFX’s Fat Mike.