A SFCM horn player performing in the orchestra
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Brass
  3. Horn

Pursue perfection. Achieve excellence.

Find your voice as part of a close-knit team.

SFCM’s exclusive horn department is made up of fewer than ten students under the close instruction of four faculty professors—members of the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. Horn students have opportunities to perform with resident ensembles such as the Conservatory Orchestra and chamber groups, with emphasis on both contemporary and classical music, and to enter a biennial brass concerto competition.

Brass - Horn - Faculty


San Francisco Symphony members are even closer than you think.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
Positive cases from tests administered
Daily Symptom Checks Reported

Learn more about how SFCM has handled COVID-19 for our students over the past year.

* Data reported as of 2.23.21

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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 brass faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

SFCM Brass students playing in ensemble together


Play well with others.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Ensembles featuring brass range from dedicated instrumental choirs to the Conservatory Orchestra. Whether your interest lies in symphonic repertoire or chamber music, there's a place for your unique voice.

SFCM Brass students playing Trombone


Qualify yourself for the future.

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