1. Areas of Study
  2. Strings
  3. Double Bass

Be the foundation of excellence.

Lay a deep, expressive foundation for Conservatory ensembles.

SFCM's double bass department has fewer than 15 students under the instruction of two faculty professors, the principal and assistant principal of the San Francisco Symphony. Students can perform with resident ensembles such as the Conservatory Orchestra and chamber groups from the baroque to the contemporary, as well as enter the annual String Concerto Competition.

Faculty

Teaching that resonates.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,926
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.4%
Positive cases from tests administered
99%
Percent of Students Vaccinated

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

* Data reported as of 9.15.21

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.
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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 strings faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

SFCM students playing together in Orchestra

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

Qualify yourself for the future.

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

SFCM students playing in ensembles together

ENSEMBLES

Perform with your peers.

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.