The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has appointed Emmanuel Ceysson to its harp faculty. Ceysson, who recently received tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic after winning its principal harp audition in 2019, will begin teaching at SFCM in 2022 following the retirement of current SFCM harp professor and San Francisco Symphony harpist Doug Rioth.
The SFCM blends artistic and professional training for conservatory students. Degrees offered include Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and the Advanced Certificate Program, which prepares students for a master’s degree.
Ceysson is on the harp faculty of the Mannes School of Music, and holds a three-year position as Visiting Professor at the Helsinki Sibelius Academy in Finland. Ceysson is gold medalist of the 2004 USA International Harp Competition. Before moving to Los Angeles, he served as principal harpist of the Met Opera in New York, after about a decade with the Opéra National de Paris.
To learn more about Ceysson, check out our feature interview with him in the July/August 2016 issue of Harp Column.