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Time begins with rhythm.

Find your rhythm with the best in the business.

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Percussion students study side-by-side with both current and former members of the San Francisco Symphony. Small studio sizes and talented, committed peers make SFCM percussion a hothouse for artistic growth. We ensure that each student gets the mentorship and performance opportunities they need to develop into successful professionals.


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. Better yet, contact a faculty member directly to arrange a consultative lesson.


Get a feel for the curriculum.

We've saved a seat for you. During your visit to SFCM, sit in on a class or two and see what it's like to be a student at the Conservatory.


Qualify yourself for the future.

Detailed curricula are available for all percussion programs at SFCM.


Play well with others.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Ensembles range from small, dedicated chamber groups to the Conservatory Orchestra. As a percussionist, you’ll have the opportunity to play with many different groups.