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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 5, 2016
  • January 14, 2017
  • April 1, 2017

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



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. 13, 2016  5th Annual Jazz Day  
  • Nov. 4, 2016 15th Annual Choral Festival
  • Jan. 27-28, 2017 Sonoma County Honor Band
  • Feb. 2-4, 2017 Nor-Cal Honor Band and Choir Festival
  • Mar. 9-10, 2017 5th Annual Wind Band & Orchestra Festival  

Music News

Guitarist Marcin Dylla

Guitarist Marcin Dylla 11/30

Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla has been described as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” (Washington Post). He received the Gold Medal at the 2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. Currently a faculty artist-in-residence at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Dylla performs works by Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Sierra, Ponce and Britten on November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Schroeder Hall.

Tickets are $8.

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

To get tickets online, use promo code SSUStudent.



Jazz Forum schedule here


Featured Events

Jazz Orchestra and Latin Band perform in Weill Hall on December 7


Concert Calendar


Jewish Music Series Concludes 12/1 with Convergence

Singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, in collaboration with composer/arranger Joshua Horowitz and Veretski Pass, has created a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption. Their program, entitled Convergence, combines diverse strains of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and African American music at spiritual, historical and textual crossroads. Join us for this final offering of the 2016 Jewish Music Series.

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