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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

Audition Day Jan. 14


Auditions for Symphonic Chorus click here.

Auditions for all Jazz Orchestra and Combos click here.

Auditions for Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble click here.

The next audition day for the Department of Music will be on January 14. Call the office at (707) 432-2324 or check here for details.


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

Navarro Trio performs on Jan. 29 in Schroeder Hall

Chamber Artists Celebrate 25th Season

Co-founded in 1992 by pianist Marilyn Thompson and cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel, NAVARRO TRIO celebrates its 25th season as SSU chamber music artists-in-residence. Their 2 p.m. concert on Jan. 29 will include Beethoven's C Minor Trio Op. 1, no. 3 and Brahms' C Major Trio Op. 87. Tickets are $8 and free to SSU students.

Marilyn Thompson, piano
Victor Romasevich, violin
Jill Rachuy Brindel, cello


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