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.

 

2014-2015 Highlights

Conservatory Orchestra, Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 | Sep 27, 8pm & Sep 28, 2pm
Conservatory Orchestra, Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E  Minor, Op. 93 | Oct 18, 8pm & Oct. 19, 2pm
Conservatory Orchestra, Dvorak Serenade in E Major, Op. 22 B. 52 | Feb 7, 8pm & Feb 9, 8pm

Conservatory Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 | May 2, 8pm & May 3, 2pm

Jeffrey Anderle '06 clarinet, New works for clarienet and bass clarinet | Sep 8, 8pm
Carmen Lemoine '05 flute, Works for Kaija Saariaho, Robert Pierzak, Steven Rice, John Orfe and other | Nov 14, 8pm

Michael Norsworthy clarinet masterclass | Nov 11, 7:30pm

 

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