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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 4, 2017
  • January 13, 2018
  • March 10, 2018

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. 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  

Music News

Symphony Orchestra – Songs of the Earth on April 22


Orchestra's Earth Day Concert Features Winner of Composition Contest

Second year Music and Computer Science major Cameron Kaiser is the winner of this year's first-ever SSU Orchestra Composition Competition. His winning composition, Moritura Terra, will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra on April 22 in a concert entitled Songs for the Earth. Tickets are $8 parking included, free to SSU students. Click here for full story.


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.




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Featured Events

Navarro Trio returns on April 23


Navarro Trio Closes 25th Anniversary Season With "Dumky" Trio

The Navarro Trio closes its 25th season as resident chamber music artists at Sonoma State with works by Beethoven, Taneyev and Dvořák on April 23 at 2 p.m. in Schroeder Hall. Joining Navarro’s co-founders, pianist Marilyn Thompson and cellist Jill Brindel, will be violinist Victor Romasevich and guest violist Wayne Roden, both members of the San Francisco Symphony. Tickets are $8 parking included, free to SSU students. Program details here.


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.


Winners Announced in Concerto Competition

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!