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Percussion

Time begins with rhythm.

a timpani player watches the conductor in a dress rehearsal

Percussion students study side-by-side with both current and former members of the ߲ݴý 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.

Faculty

Personal instruction from master percussionists.

SFCM Opera performance

Industry Alliances to Support Students and Artists

In recent years, SFCM acquired two leading artist management companies and an iconic record label to reimagine how elements of the music industry can better integrate to advance the human experience through music. For students, that means more opportunities to interact with touring artists and industry experts–including professional development workshops, side-by-side performances, and enhanced masterclasses.

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Visiting the Campus

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admissions to take a tour of our facilities. Better yet, contact a faculty member directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

SFCM Students working in a classroom

Audit a Class

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.

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Ensembles

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.

Financial Aid and Affordability

At SFCM, we understand that college is a substantial investment. We're here to help, and we're committed to working with you to achieve the education you desire. 99% of our students receive financial aid at an average rate of 57% tuition discount.

Life on Campus

Learn about safe and secure, all-suite on-campus housing, where 24/7 practice rooms are just the beginning.

Performances

We put on more than 500 performances a year, including student recitals, masterclasses, and side-by-sides with exciting guest artists—most of them free to the public. Check out one today.

Newsroom

Get the inside scoop on everything going on at SFCM with stories of SFCM's students, alumni, faculty and leadership.

Alliances

SFCM leads an alliance across the music industry consisting of artist management companies Opus 3 Artists and Askonas Holt and recording label Pentatone. Together, their work creates opportunities for students, artists, presenters, and audiences to develop and experience new ideas.