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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

Keith Brion, founder of the New Sousa Band, guest conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble on May 13.

World Renowned Bandmaster Keith Brion Conducts SSU Band

The acclaimed leader of the New Sousa Band, Keith Brion, will lead the SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a rarely performed Sousa march on May 13 at 7:30 pm in Weill Hall. Full story.

Choristers Bring Shakespeare to Schroeder

Choral Activities Director Jenny Bent will lead the Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers, along with brass choir, chamber orchestra and organ, in a choral celebration of Shakespeare on April 29. Full story.

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


From Sonoma to Reno

Seven music majors were selected to play in the Intercollegiate Band at the Western/Northwestern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association that recently took place at the University of Reno, NV. Story here


Featured Events

Rhoslyn Jones as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with Vancouver Opera. She performs with SSU Symphony Orchestra on May 1

University Orchestra’s Second Concert Features “Musical Postcards”

The university's newly formed Symphony Orchestra presents its second concert under the baton of Music Director Alexander Kahn on May 1, featuring soprano Rhoslyn Jones in Samuel Barber's lyric masterpiece, Knoxville, Summer of 1915. Details.

Brass Ensemble Plays "Heroes & Villains"

Luke Skywalker, Billy The Kid and The Beast - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - all get a fair shake on the Brass Ensemble's tribute to Heroes and Villains Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 pm in Schroeder. Enjoy sweeping cinematography of Star Wars and other film visuals on our concert closer, "John Williams - Epic Themes."Tickets are $8.


Meet Our New Studio Instructors in Viola, Double Bass and Organ



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