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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 8, 2014
  • January 17, 2015 
  • March 28, 2015 
  • April 11, 2015

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


Music News

Organist Charles Rus performs with the SSU Symphonic Chorus, Chamber Singers April 24 and 26

Organist Charles Rus Returns to Sonoma State for Choral Concerts

Upcoming concerts by the university choirs will feature organist Charles Rus, formerly from the Bay Area and now living in Washington. The programs include works by Haydn, Duruflé and Britten under the baton of Jenny Bent, choral activities director. The April 24 concert will open with a special performance by the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra of Berkeley, appearing through the collaboration of Trio Ariadne, the music department and Frederica von Stade. Full story here.

  • April 24, 7:30 pm, Weill Hall

SSU Symphonic Chorus with organ, soloists and orchestra
Jenny Bent, conductor
HAYDN - “Little Organ Mass,” Jennifer Thuman, soprano soloist
DURUFLE - Movements from Requiem


  • April 26, 7:30 pm, Schroeder Hall

SSU Chamber Singers with organ
Jenny Bent, conductor
BRITTEN - Rejoice in the Lamb  
Choral works by di Lasso, Debussy, William Schuman and Eleanor Daley

Tickets are $8. Advance purchase is recommended. For information, call the box office at 707-664-4246 or email Weill and Schroeder Halls are located at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, near the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Hill Road.


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Andy Collinsworth conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble on May 14

University, JC Wind Bands Collaborate

In the closing concert for spring semester, the SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and SRJC Symphonic Band will join forces for an evening of classic and new music. Join us on May 14 at 7:30 pm in Weill Hall. Details here.


Department of Music Spring Season
At A Glance

Schroeder Hall

Percussion Ensemble—April 22, 7:30 pm
Guitar Ensemble—April 25, 7:30 pm
Chamber Singers—April 26, 7:30 pm
String Orchestra—April 27, 7:30 pm
Chamber Wind Ensemble—April 29, 7:30 pm
Student Composers Concert—May 3, 7:30 pm
Instrumental Repertory Recital—May 5, 7:30 pm
Instrumental Repertory Recital—May 6, 2 pm
Musical Theatre Scenes—May 7, 7:30 pm
Musical Theatre Scenes—May 9, 2 pm
Vocal Repertory Recital—May 12, 7:30 pm

Weill Hall

Jazz Ensembles—April 23, 7:30 pm
Symphonic Chorus—April 24, 7:30 pm
Vocal Repertory Recital—May 13, 2 pm
Symphonic Wind Ensemble—May 14, 7:30 pm

Except when otherwise noted, tickets are $8 for all seats and available online, by phone or in person. For information call the university box office at 707-664-4246 or email

Click on Concert Calendar (above) for details. Click here for a printable version of our 14-15 Calendar of Events.