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.
Percussion Ensemble members study performance techniques and works for percussion, and present two performances each year, sometimes with performers from other music disciplines.
Among percussion Chair Jacob Nissly's many records is with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for their GRAMMY-winning recording of John Adams' City Noir.
Since 2010, faculty member Haruka Fujii has performed as an artist of the Grammy Award winning Silkroad Ensemble, joining a group of international musicians founded by Yo-Yo Ma.