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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

Noel Jewkes performs with the SSU Jazz Orchestra on October 14.


Even if it's not actually seven days long, Jazz Week 2015 still packs a big musical punch. Headliners include Northern California's premier saxophonist, Noel Jewkes (Oct 14) and the Cuenca/Bollenback/Blades Organ Trio. Full story here.

It’s College Fair Season

The Department of Music will visit five college fairs in the Western states in September and October. High school juniors and seniors interested in the performing arts are welcome to drop by and visit with a department representative to learn more about music at SSU. The fairs are sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. For information call 664-2324.
Portland, OR               Sep 28, 7-9 pm           Portland Art Museum, Mark Building
Seattle, WA                 Sep 29, 7-9 pm           Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion
San Diego, CA            Sep 30, 7-9 pm           San Diego Convention Center (NEW FAIR)
Los Angeles, CA         Oct 24, 1-3:30 pm      UCLA, Ackerman Union
San Francisco, CA      Oct 24, 1-3:30 pm      South San Francisco Conference Center

Orchestra in the News

Read more about the university's new orchestra in the Press Democrat and NewsCenter.


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Featured Events

Solo guitarist Mak Grgic performs in Schroeder Hall on October 2

Classical Guitarist Mak Grgic Comes to Schroeder

Slovenia-born guitarist Mak Grgic will perform works from his new album, Cinema Verismo, and pieces by Ponce, Ginastera and Mangore at 7:30 pm October 2 in Schroeder Hall. Tickets are $8. At 1 pm he presents a Master Class, also in Schroeder. Call 664-2324 for information.

Navarro Trio Performs on October 4

Chamber artists-in-residence, the Navarro Trio will perform two staples of the piano trio repertoire and a late Russian-Romantic work on Sunday, October 4, at 3 pm in Schroeder Hall. Tickets are $8. Full story.


Department of Music Fall and Spring Concert Season is online here:

Fall 15 Overview

2015-16 Concerts



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