As a fully invested partner in music education, the Department of Music engages in outreach projects that touch the lives of thousands of secondary school students each year.



· Nov. 4, 2016 – Director of Choral Activities Jenny Bent hosts the 15th annual Sonoma State High School Choral Festival. Four hundred high school choristers from Sonoma and Marin counties perform for and receive coaching by renowned choral educator-conductors. Held in Schroeder Hall.

More Festivals...


CMEA North Region 2017 Choral Festival, tba



· Oct. 13, 2016 - Jazz Studies Director Doug Leibinger will host the 5th annual Sonoma State Jazz Day on Thursday, October 13. Jazz Day is part of a week-long series of jazz concerts, artist residencies and workshops featuring SSU Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Orchestra and Faculty Jazz Ensemble. All concert proceeds go to the Mel Graves Jazz Fund. Held in Weill Hall.

CMEA North Region 2017 Jazz Festival, tba

Wind Band & Orche


· March 9-10, 2017 – The 5th annual Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival will take place Thursday and Friday, March 9-10. The festival includes adjudicated comments and coachings by esteemed band and orchestra conductors. It is hosted by Director of Bands and Music Education Andy Collinsworth. Held in Weill Hall.

Sonoma County Honor Band, January 27-28, 2017


Nor-Cal Honor Band and Choir Festival,

February 2-4, 2017