Woodwinds - Bassoon - Hero

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
SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM changed global music education in 2020 by acquiring management company Opus3 Artists, home to over 250 top musicians. Masterclasses, recording sessions, and side-by-sides with members of the Opus 3 roster are only the beginning of our work together to invent the future of performances.
SFCM 50 Oak Building 5th floor student lounge


We’re waiting to show you around.

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

SFCM Woodwinds Ensemble students playing


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.

SFCM woodwinds student playing flute

Degrees and Programs

Qualify yourself for the future.

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