The department is housed in the Green Music Center and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall.
PROSPECTIVE MUSIC STUDENTS!
Once you have applied to the university you can schedule an Audition to become a Music Major on one of the Department of Music Audition Days.
- November 8, 2014
- January 17, 2015
- March 28, 2015
- April 11, 2015
Legendary Saxophonist Lee Konitz Plays in Weill Hall with the Jeff Denson Trio on October 15
Jeff Denson Trio, Lee Konitz Highlight Jazz Week
Residency includes Forum, Concert
The Sonoma State University Department of Music at the Green Music Center will host legendary jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz in two appearances with the Jeff Denson Trio on Wednesday, October 15 — at the 1 p.m. Jazz Forum and in concert at 7:30 p.m. Both events will take place in Weill Hall.
After more than a decade as a co-leader of the internationally acclaimed trio Minsarah, bassist Jeff Denson is forging into new territory with his trio that features Joshua White on piano and Jon Arkin on drums. Jeff has performed with Lee Konitz since 2007 and has been a member of Lee Konitz New Quartet, the only permanent group that the eminent saxophonist has ever led.
The forum is free of charge and the evening concert is $8. Tickets are on sale at the SSU Student Center or online.
Jazz Week '14 details here.
Department Looks Ahead
The new academic year kicks off with more than 60 scheduled concerts, the return of resident artists Trio Ariadne, new educational programs and the creation of a full-time faculty position. Read all about it here.
William Kanengiser To Perform on October 10
Department of Music Fall Season
At A Glance
Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. – Laxmi G. Tewari, Hindustani Vocalist +
Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. – William Kanengiser, Classical Guitar *
Oct. 15, 2 p.m. – Instrumental Repertory Recital
Oct. 24, 2 p.m. – Scholarship Showcase
Oct. 26, 2 p.m. – Trio Navarro, Faculty Artists in Residence +
Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. – Sonoma Music Viva: Agamemnon +
Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Brass Ensemble
Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Percussion & Improvisation Ensemble
Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Guitar Ensemble
Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Rock Collegium
Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. – Trio Ariadne & Friends * TBF
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. – SSU String Orchestra
Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. – Instrumental Repertory Recital
Dec. 3, 2 p.m. – Instrumental Repertory Recital
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Chamber Wind Ensemble
Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. – Musical Theatre Scenes Workshop
Dec. 6, 2 p.m. – Musical Theatre Scenes Workshop
Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. – Student Composers Concert
Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. – Vocal Repertory Recital
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Latin Band and Contemporary Jazz Ensemble
Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Denson Trio & Lee Konitz *
Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble +
Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble & USAF Band of the Golden West * TBF
Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. – Anderson and Roe Piano Duo * TBF
Nov. 23, 2 p.m. – SSU Symphonic Chorus & Chamber Singers Family Candlelight Concert
Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Jazz Standards & Soul Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 24, 7:40 p.m. – SSU Latin Band, Contemporary Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Orchestra
Dec. 10, 2 p.m. – Vocal Repertory Recital
Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. – SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
* Guest Artist
TBF Ticketed but free