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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.

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

Music News

Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra debut concert with pianist Marilyn Thompson and conductor Alexander Kahn (Guy Porter photo)

Spring 2016 Audition information - click on the appropraite link here:

Symphonic Chorus Auditions

Jazz Ensembles Auditions

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Auditions

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


Dates to remember

The next Audition Day for the Department of Music will be held on Saturday, April 2. Applications for undergraduate admission to the University are accepted from October 1-November 30. Audition Dates for the 2017-18 Academic Year are Saturday, November 5, 2016; Saturday, January 14, 2017; and Saturday, 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. 15, 2015  4th Annual Jazz Day  
  • Nov. 6, 2015 14th Annual Choral Festival
  • Mar. 23-24, 2016 4th Annual Wind Band Festival  


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Featured Events

One Great City Duo performs in Schroeder Hall on February 5


One Great City Duo to Perform Commissioned Works

Two rising stars of the San Francisco chamber music scene will perform a duo classical guitar recital at Sonoma State on Feb. 5 at 7:30 pm in Schroeder Hall. The One Great City Duo includes San Francisco Conservatory of Music graduates Alexandra Iranfar, guitar and soprano, and Timothy Sherren, guitar.

Preceding the recital a free guitar master class in Schroeder Hall is scheduled for 1-2:30 pm. (Info: 664-2324) Full story



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