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PROSPECTIVE MUSIC STUDENTS!
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 4, 2017
- January 13, 2018
- March 10, 2018
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. 12, 2017 6th Annual Jazz Day
- Nov. 3, 2017 16th Annual Choral Festival
- Jan. 19-20, 2018 Sonoma County Honor Band
- Mar. 7-9, 2018 6th Annual Wind Band & Orchestra Festival
- Mar. 21-24, 2018 College Band Directors Association
Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers in concert April 29
Choral Concert – a Study in Contrasts
The University choirs, led by Jenny Bent, will present Daniel Pinkham’s joyful Wedding Cantata and Ola Gjeilo’s setting of Dark Night Of The Soul, a poem about the soul’s journey in the afterlife, on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm in Schroeder Hall. Tickets are $8 and free to SSU students.
Wind Band and Orchestra Festival Accepting Applications
Now in its sixth year, the Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival, March 7-9, 2018, is one of the Music Department’s signature educational outreach events that will feature over 40 high school ensembles from throughout California. Click here for more information and application form.
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Baritone Zachary Gordin performs with pianist Bryan Nies on April 27
Baritone Zachary Gordin in Recital
Voice instructor Zachary Gordin joins forces with pianist/conductor Bryan Nies in a concert featuring songs by Venezuelan/French composer Reynaldo Hahn on Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 pm in Schroeder Hall. Tickets are $8 and free to SSU students. Read on for program details and biographies.
Concerto Competition Winners Announced
Head judge Alexander Kahn reports the results of the SSU Orchestra Concerto Competition: And the winners are:
Jamelia Brown, soprano. R. Strauss: “Zueignung,” “Die Nacht,” and “Allerseelen,” from Acht Gedichte aus “Letzte Blätter,” Op. 10 and “Cäcilie,” from Vier Lieder,Op. 27, No. 2
Spencer Causey, horn. Mozart: Concerto No. 2 for Horn and Orchestra, K. 417
The judges agreed that all five performances were outstanding and want to congratulate and thank everyone for participating!