A SFCM student performing on the flute in the SFCM orchestra
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Woodwinds
  3. Flute

Expression begins with precision.

Our flute program challenges you to grow while preparing you for a dynamic musical career.

Instruction from the principal chair of the San Francisco Symphony prepares the next generation of flutists for a life in the orchestra—or as a gigging musician capable of taking on any repertoire. Students have the opportunity to perform in SFCM's many ensembles, as well as enter the biennial Woodwind Concerto Competition.


Engaged instruction from a master.

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


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.

SFCM woodwinds student playing flute


Qualify yourself for the future.

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