Jacob Nissly was appointed Principal Percussion of the San Francisco Symphony in 2013. Previously, he served as principal percussion of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony, and he was also a member of the New World Symphony. He is on the percussion faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory. Mr. Nissly holds degrees from Northwestern University and the Juilliard School. He began his percussion studies with Woody Smith in Iowa. For more on Jacob Nissly, visit sfsymphony.org/jacobnissly.