Performance Departments

Woodwind

The Conservatory's Woodwind Department features a world-class faculty, all of whom are current members of the San Francisco Symphony. Small studio sizes and a close-knit faculty allow students to work closely not only with their studio teacher, but with other members of the woodwind faculty as well.
 
 
BASSOON DEPARTMENT: AT A GLANCE
Bassoon audition requirements can be found here.
 
  • Two bassoon faculty, both members of the San Francisco Symphony
  • Small department of six to eight students
  • Faculty play with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet orchestras
  • Two or more woodwind and brass chamber concerts
  • Annual Brass and Woodwind Concerto Competition - winner performs with Conservatory Orchestra
  • Use of double reed reed-making room


FACULTY
Stephen Paulson
Steven Braunstein, contrabassoon

We encourage prospective students to contact the bassoon faculty to arrange a consultative lesson. The bassoon faculty and the Office of Admission are happy to answer any specific questions that you have about our program.

 

CLARINET DEPARTMENT: AT A GLANCE
Clarinet audition repertoire can be found here.

  • Luis Baez is associate principal clarinet with the San Francisco Symphony
  • Small department of six to nine students
  • Two or more woodwind and brass chamber concerts per year
  • Annual Brass and Woodwind Concerto Competition - winner performs with Conservatory Orchestra


FACULTY
Jeff Anderle clarinet class, bass clarinet
Luis Baez
Jerome Simasbass clarinet

We encourage prospective students to contact the clarinet faculty to arrange a consultative lesson. The clarinet faculty and the Office of Admission are happy to answer any specific questions that you have about our program.


FLUTE DEPARTMENT: AT A GLANCE|
Flute audition repertoire can be found here.

  • Flute professor is Timothy Day
  • Small studio of 10-12 students
  • Timothy Day is principal flute with the San Francisco Symphony
  • Two or more woodwind and brass chamber concerts per year
  • Annual Brass and Woodwind Concerto Competition - winner performs with Conservatory Orchestra

FACULTY
Timothy Day

We encourage prospective students to contact the flute faculty to arrange a consultative lesson. The flute faculty and the Office of Admission are happy to answer any specific questions that you have about our program.

 

OBOE DEPARTMENT: AT A GLANCE
Oboe audition repertoire can be found here.
 
  • Two oboe faculty, both members of the San Francisco Symphony
  • Small department of six to nine students
  • Faculty also play with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras
  • Two or more woodwind and brass chamber concerts per year
  • Annual Brass and Woodwind Concerto Competition - winner performs with Conservatory Orchestra
  • Use of double reed reed-making room


FACULTY
Russ deLuna
James Moore  chair, woodwind department

We encourage prospective students to contact the oboe faculty to arrange a consultative lesson. The oboe faculty and the Office of Admission are happy to answer any specific questions that you have about our program.

 

Conservatory Orchestra 2013-2014

Brahms Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.73 | Sept 28, 8pm and Sept 29, 2pm
Debussy Trois Nocturnes: Nuages and FêtesRachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Op.45 | Nov 2, 8pm and Nov 3, 2pm
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von WeberBrahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor, Op.15 | Nov 23, 8pm and Nov 24, 2pm
Mozart Symphony No.41 in C Major, K.551 "Jupiter"Strauss Don Juan, Op.20 | Feb 15, 8pm
Stravinsky The Firebird | May 3, 8pm

CLASSES TO VISIT
 
Orchestra
Orchestra: Woodwind and Horn Sectional
New Music Ensemble
Baroque Ensemble
Chamber Music
Bassoon
Clarinet Class
Flute Class
Oboe Class