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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

Symphony Orchestra – Songs of the Earth on April 22


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. Click here for full story.


Bands Reunite for Alumni Concert

A group of former SSU music students is getting the band(s) back together for the first annual Alumni Recital on April 15 at 2 pm in Schroeder Hall. Performers  include the three-time Grammy nominated Quartet San Francisco led by violinist Jeremy Cohen ‘77 and the groups Muse and Aircastle. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Ezra G. Rust Scholarship fund. Click here for details.


The Next Audition Day is April 1



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

To get tickets online, use promo code SSUStudent.



Featured Events

Seawolf Day Sampler Concert April 8 at 2 pm is free


Seawolf Day Sampler Concert

The Music Department welcomes incoming students and their families with a free one-hour sampler concert at 2 pm on April 8. Department ensembles are open to all students regardless of major, so see what we offer and keep your music game going after high school!


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!