As Ensemble-in-Residence at SF State since 1989, the Alexander String Quartet (ASQ) has brought artistic distinction and a reputation for excellence to the College of Liberal & Creative Arts and its School of Music. The quartet’s status as Ensemble-in-Residence was established through a unique “town and gown” partnership between SF State, the Morrison Chamber Music Foundation, and SF Performances. The ASQ provides the highest levels of artistic education, while maintaining a world-renowned presence in chamber music performance.

Because its members are not tenured faculty any change in players could alter the quartet’s association with the University. The ASQ’s future as Ensemble-in-Residence at SF State can be best secured with a dedicated, named endowment.

Ensemble players during performance
Ensemble players during performance


College of Liberal & Creative Arts Funding Initiatives

Students at Commencement


Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University.

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Documentary Film Institute

DocFilm connects students to professionals in the field, and offers faculty development, forums and exhibitions.

Portrait of Paul Longmore

Longmore Institute on Disability

The Institute showcases the expertise, creativity, and value that people with disabilities bring to society.

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The Queer Cinema Project

QCP connects academic, cultural and political perspectives, fostering exchange between emerging and established filmmakers.


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For More Information, Contact


Amanda Todd

Director of Development
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Email: amandatodd@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3827