Oboe: a man in a grey sweater plays in the oboe in the front of a classroom
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Woodwinds
  3. Oboe

A beautiful tone is a beginning, not a destination.

Transform your playing with insightful instruction from world-class oboe players.

Studying oboe at SFCM means learning from the best. Our faculty of four includes members of the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Many opportunities await you as an oboist at SFCM: you can hone your reed-making skills in our dedicated double reed room, and participate in ensembles exploring Baroque through 21st-century music. You’re also eligible to enter the biennial Woodwind Concerto Competition.

Faculty

Personalized guidance from celebrated pros.

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,170
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.3%
Positive cases from tests administered
19,020
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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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 and audit a class. You can also contact the oboe faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

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DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

Qualify yourself for the future.

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

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ENSEMBLES

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.