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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


Belgian Guitar Virtuoso Jérôme Mouffe in Recital, Master Class on March 6

Belgian guitarist and protege of Eliot Fisk, Jerome Mouffe is a star on the rise - renowned for his flawless technique and creative musical interpretations. Story here.

Studio Faculty to Present 5th Annual Wind Power on March 8

Program includes works by Irving Fine, Madeline Dring and Ludwig Thuille. Details here!

Drummer Harold Jones Makes Time at Sonoma State

There are not many opportunities to hear Bay Area treasure Harold Jones in concert, but March 11th will be one of them. Jones will conduct a Jazz Forum and participate in an open rehearsal and performance with the Sonoma State Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Doug Leibinger. The performance takes place in Weill Hall.

  • March 11, 1-3 pm Harold Jones at SSU Jazz Forum (free)
  • March 11, 5-6:30 pm Open rehearsal, Harold Jones and the SSU Jazz Orchestra (free)
  • March 11, 7:30 pm “One More Time - The Music of Count Basie featuring Harold Jones" and the SSU Jazz Orchestra ($8 admission charged)

Full details here.

Acclaimed Film Composer to Honor California Poet

Los Angeles-based film and concert composer Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli will be featured guest on the Sonoma State University Faculty Composers Concert on March 28, presenting his song cycle Continent's End with lyric mezzo Buffy Baggott. Read more.

Famed Singer Frederica von Stade to Perform at Free Green Music Center Concert

Trio Ariadne will present a free farewell concert at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at Weill Hall with special guests, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and the Argento Chamber Ensemble. Read story on the Press Democrat.

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Harold Jones plays with the SSU Jazz Orchestra March 11

Department of Music Spring Season
At A Glance

Schroeder Hall

Instrumental Repertory—March 4, 2 pm
Jerome Mouffe, Classical Guitar—March 6, 7:30 pm
Wind Power Recital—March 8, 7:30 pm
Faculty Composers Concert—March 28, 7:30 pm
Trio Navarro—March 29, 2 pm
Seawolf Day Concert—April 11, 2 pm
Brass Ensemble—April 19, 2 pm
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

Concert Jazz Ensembles—March 10, 7:30 pm
Vocal Repertory Recital—March 11, 2 pm
Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra—March 11, 7:30 pm
Sonoma Wind Band Festival—March 13-14 (Free)
Trio Ariadne & Friends—March 29, 7:30 pm (Free)
Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra—April 21, 7:30 pm
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

Person Theatre

Opera: Heroines—Feb. 5-15 ($10-17)

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.