Exploring the breadth of a truly dynamic instrument can help you discover your own versatility.

Two faculty members (who also perform with the San Francisco Symphony) lead a department devoted to exploring the full potential of the instrument. As a bassoon student, you'll not only have the chance to perform in traditional orchestral and chamber settings, but also experience the Baroque Ensemble and outlets for the contrabassoon. You’ll also be able to enter the biennial Woodwind Concerto Competition, the winner of which receives a solo performance opportunity with the Conservatory Orchestra.

Woodwinds - Bassoon - Faculty


We’re waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admission to take a tour of our facilities. You can also contact the woodwind faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.


Play well with others

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Whether your interest lies in symphonic repertoire or chamber music, there’s a place for your unique voice. Be sure to check out the diversity of ensembles on offer.

Degrees and Programs

Qualify yourself for the future.

Detailed curricula are available for all woodwind music degrees at SFCM.