A SFCM student clarinetist performing with an orchestra
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Woodwinds
  3. Clarinet

A great phrase is worth a lifetime of preparation.

Personalized instruction and abundant performance opportunities build better clarinetists.

Four forward-thinking teachers—including three members of the San Francisco Symphony—are ready to help you transform your playing. As one of fewer than 10 students, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to collaborate and perform with other departments. Whether you have a penchant for bass or Eb, Classical or 21st-century repertoire, you'll find an expert here to bring you to the next level. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter the biennial Woodwind Concerto Competition.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,926
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.4%
Positive cases from tests administered
29,956
Daily Symptom Checks Reported

Learn more about how SFCM has handled COVID-19 for our students.

* Data reported as of 4.22.21

SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM recently acquired Opus3 Artists, giving conservatory students a direct link to some of the most successful artists worldwide and inviting limitless opportunities for connection and collaboration.
SFCM 50 Oak Building 5th floor student lounge

VISITING THE CAMPUS

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.

SFCM Woodwinds Ensemble students playing

ENSEMBLES

Perform with your peers.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Be sure to check out the diversity of ensembles waiting to play with you.

SFCM woodwinds student playing flute

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

Qualify yourself for the future.

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