(Repertoire need not be memorized)
The Conservatory's Tuba Department comprises less than five students under the instruction of two esteemed faculty professors, who are principles of the San Francisco Symphony and the SF Opera and Ballet Orchestras. Degrees are conferred at the Bachelor's and Master's program in addition to a Professional Studies program. Tuba students at the Conservatory are given a broad range of skills and opportunities, through intra- and inter-departmental collaboration, teaching, and scholarship. At SFCM, students will have the opportunity to perform with resident ensembles such as the Conservatory Orchestra and chamber groups from the baroque to contemporary, as well as enter into an annual Brass Concerto Competition.
TUBA DEPARTMENT: AT A GLANCE
We encourage prospective students to contact the tuba faculty to arrange a consultative lesson. The tuba faculty and the Office of Admission are happy to answer any specific questions that you have about our program.
Brass department video highlights:
Conservatory Orchestra, Kraus Symphony in C Major, VB 139 | Sep 12, 8 pm
Jeffrey Anderson, tuba, OcTUBAfest: Solo and chamber works for tuba | Oct 12, 8 pm
Conservatory Orchestra, Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 | Oct 18, 2 pm
Conservatory Orchestra, Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39 | Nov 7, 8 pm
Conservatory Orchestra, Brahms Academic Festival Overture and Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 | Dec 12, 8 pm
Conservatory Orchestra, Strauss Death and Transfiguration | Feb 20, 8 pm
Conservatory Orchestra, J. Strauss Overture to Der Zigeunerbaron, Wagner Wesendonck Lieder, Revueltas Sensemaya, Ravel Daphnis and Chloë Suite No. 2 | Sat May 7, 8 pm