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Audition Days

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 5, 2016
  • January 14, 2017
  • April 1, 2017

Read all about it on our Apply - Become an SSU Music Major page.



As a fully invested partner in music education, the department’s outreach initiatives, festivals and invitationals annually bring 2,500 secondary school students, teachers and guests to the campus.

  • Oct. 13, 2016  5th Annual Jazz Day  
  • Nov. 4, 2016 15th Annual Choral Festival
  • Jan. 27-28, 2017 Sonoma County Honor Band
  • Feb. 2-4, 2017 Nor-Cal Honor Band and Choir Festival
  • Mar. 9-10, 2017 5th Annual Wind Band & Orchestra Festival  

Music News

Marionettes will enact the Carnival of the Animals at the Orchestra Family Concert on Feb 26

Symphony Orchestra Teams up with Fratello Marionettes

Children of all ages are invited to Carnival of the Animals, the SSU Orchestra's first ever family concert, at 2 pm on Sunday, February 26 in Weill Hall. The hour-long program includes performances of classic fairy tales by Fratello Marionettes. Tickets are $8. For more information, click here.

Jazz Forum Kicks Off Feb 1

The weekly Jazz Forum "Wednesdays @1" resumes on February 1 at 1 pm in GMC 1029. This semester's lineup includes the legendary saxophonist George Young on February 22. Click here for the full schedule. The class is free and open to members of the public, however campus parking fees are in effect.


Music Department Concerts Are Always FREE to SSU Students With ID.

To get tickets online, use promo code SSUStudent.



Jazz Forum schedule here


Featured Events

World Premiere: "Ancient Calls and Echoes" for two horns and organ on Feb 23

Schroeder Pipe Organ is Featured on Wind Power Concert

The annual Wind Power concert will feature organ and harpsichord studio faculty Jonathan Dimmock playing solo and chamber works on Schroeder Hall’s renowned Brombaugh pipe organ, including the premiere of Brian S. Wilson's Ancient Calls and Echoes for two horns and organ. Full story here.

Tickets are $8 and free to SSU students.

Kathleen Reynolds, flute
Laura Reynolds, oboe
Daniel Gianola-Norris, trumpet
Ruth Wilson, horn
John Lounsbery, horn
Brian Wilson, trombone
Jonathan Dimmock, organ

New Music Concert Includes Premiere, Guest Artists

Guest composers Ben Allison and John Mayrose will bring elements of jazz and electronic music to the Faculty Composers Concert on Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 pm in Schroeder Hall. And Bay Area musicians Kristie Janczyk and Matthew Vincent will premiere a Violin Sonatina by Brian S. Wilson. Click here to read more.

Tickets are $8 amd free to SSU students.


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