The department is housed in the Green Music Center and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall.
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
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
Acclasimed vocal ensemble Chanticleer in residence June 15-19
Ensemble Auditions for Fall 2016
Complete information regarding the Fall 2016 audition process for the Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra is now available! CLICK HERE for further information, excerpts, and scale sheets.
Opera Auditions for Mozart's The Magic Flute CLICK HERE
Music Department Concerts Are Always FREE to SSU Students With ID.
From Sonoma to Reno
Seven music majors have been selected to play in the Intercollegiate Band at the Western/Northwestern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association at the University of Reno, NV. Story here
Eliyahu Sills and Qadim Ensemble open the Jewish Music Series on Sep. 1
Jewish Music Series Enters Season 2
The Jewish Studies program and Department of Music will present the second annual Jewish Music Series from Sep. 1- Dec. 1 in Schroeder Hall. Admission is free. Unless noted, performances begin at 6:30 pm. Info: (707) 664-2324
Sep. 1 Eliyahu Sills & Qadim Ensemble - Middle Eastern/Mizrachi/Sephardic
Sep. 15 Frank London, trumpet (Klezmatics) with Glenn Hartman, accordion & poet Jake Marmer (5:30 pm)
Sep. 29 Ben Goldberg, clarinet & Invisible Guy trio - The Origins of Radical Jewish Culture
Nov. 3 Jeanette Lewicki & The Gonifs - Yiddish/Klezmer
Nov. 17 Stephen Saxon, Cantorial solosit
Dec. 1 Anthony Russell, vocalist & Veretski Pass - Spirituals from the Shtetl, Davening from the Delta
Meet Our New Studio Instructors in Viola, Double Bass and Organ
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