Advertise With SFCV


San Francisco Classical Voice is the go-to place for great music in the Bay Area, offering its visitors a multitude of ways to engage in classical music.

SFCV features reviews and previews of the Bay Area's wide range of classical music performances; insightful features from leading writers; news about the local music scene; and the most complete classical music events calendar, along with useful listening links and ways to learn more about the art form we all love.

Our site is updated on a daily basis and our weekly newsletter gets published every Tuesday. The site reaches over 30,000 unique visitors on average per month. Roughly 90 percent of readers live in the Bay Area, with the rest spread across the U.S. and the world.

Advertising Rates and Specifications

For more information about rates and packages, please contact Cynthia Mei at or phone 415.857.6622.

Maestro's Package:

Sample Banner ad #1: 300x250px

Submit artwork for all three banner ad sizes below and your ads will rotate throughout our entire Web site - it's the best deal to get maximum exposure.

Banner Specs:

  • Banner ad #1: 300x250 pixels
    Appears in the right hand column at top of the page.
  • Banner ad #2: 180x150 pixels
    Appears in the left hand collumn, at top of the page. Banner ad #2 can be used for the E-Newsletter placement
  • Banner ad #3: 300x100 pixels
    Appears in the right hand column at a lower position


Sample Banner ad #2: 180x150px
  • GIF or JPEG format under 100K in size is preferred.
  • A simple rotating animation is acceptable, but subtlety is the goal.
  • Please indicate the URL to link with the banner ad.
  • Any promotion or additional information not contained in the text of the banner ad should be hosted and maintained on your Web site.
  • Ads run subject to SFCV approval. 

Submitting an Ad

To submit your ad, e-mail the file as an attachment to Cynthia Mei at

Please specify:

Sample Banner ad #3: 300x100px
  • The URL to link with the banner ad.
  • Include the issue you would like it to run (we publish a new issue on Tuesdays, except over the holidays)
  • How many times you would like the ad to run
  • The specific range of dates if desired
  • your name, organization name, and full billing address.

The deadline for submitting an ad is one week before it runs.


We will bill you for the ad when the campaign has been booked. Please remit with a check payable to San Francisco Classical Voice to:

San Francisco Classical Voice
44 Gough St, Suite 204
San Francisco, CA, 94103

You can also pay online using our secure on-line form:


American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover accepted
Format: MMYY

SFCV Readers

SFCV readers are an engaged, knowledgeable, and influential group. Our readers are interested in concerts representing every style and genre of classical music. According to our most recent audience survey:

  • 46 percent go to three or more concerts a month
  • 57 percent spend between 15 minutes and an hour reading SFCV
  • 73 percent rate their knowledge of classical music as experienced or professional
  • 50 percent hold season tickets to a wide range of Bay Area presenters
  • 61 percent have a professional or volunteer affiliation with an arts organization

Our readers' demographics reflect the classical music scene:

  • 51 percent male; 49 percent female
  • 9 percent are under age 34; 51 percent are age 35-64; and 40 percent are age 65 and over
  • 47 percent have a total annual household income of $100,000 or higher
  • 93 percent hold a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree

Other Information

In order to ensure our readers' trust in our independent coverage, San Francisco Classical Voice maintains a strict separation between editorial and advertising. There is absolutely no connection between the ads we run and the reviews or other coverage we publish in SFCV. Any ad that appears in SFCV is not an endorsement of a particular group, and in no way influences who we cover or how we cover the Bay Area classical music scene.


For more information or to discuss SFCV's advertising program, please email Cynthia Mei at

Need Help?

If you have any questions about making a payment to San Francisco Classical Voice, please call Cynthia Mei at 415.857.6622 or

All sales are final and nonrefundable.