The department is housed in the Green Music Center and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall.
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 9, 2013
- January 18, 2014
- March 29, 2014
- April 12, 2014
Close to San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean, SSU’s NASM-accredited music program is housed in the 105,435-square-foot Green Music Center.
SSU offers generous scholarships and performance opportunities in instrumental, choral, jazz, and music theatre. Students are automatially considered for a music scholarship when they audition.
Sonoma State has been named one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country by Thebestcolleges.org. Ranking number 34 out of 50, SSU outranked prestigious universities as the University of San Diego and UC Santa Cruz in terms of campus setting.
One of the most requested campuses in the CSU system and regularly named a “Best Regional University” by U.S. News & World Report. SSU has also been named one of the “most wired” campuses in the nation by Forbes magazine. It is the only California university invited to be a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the prestigious group of 25 universities and colleges across the nation committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education to their students.
The next Music Department Audition Day is Saturday, March 29
2nd Annual Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival
Thirteen high school concert bands from Northern California will converge at Green Music Center on March 7 for the opportunity to perform in Weill Hall and receive a clinic with one of four nationally acclaimed wind band conductors. The SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present two free performances for participants that feature guest composer Viet Cuong and studio faculty Dave Scott and Anthony Collins. Click here for details.
Music Department Unveils Weill Hall Spring Concert Series
A spectacular lineup of resident and visiting artists will give Weill Hall an acoustical test drive performing music for classic and avant-garde chamber ensembles, classical guitar, jazz-based selections for virtuoso trumpet and more.
The Sonoma State University Department of Music's faculty recital series runs from February 4 to April 19, closing with the university’s flagship ensembles April 24-26. Tickets are $15, parking included, with discounts for seniors and students.
For ticketing questions call the university box office at 707-664-4246. To see the complete spring schedule click here.
Save time and money, purchase tickets online. Single ticket prices are $15 general; $12 faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and non-SSU students. All events are free to SSU students with ID.
Argento Chamber Ensemble to Feature Ariadne Clarinetist on March 12
Champions of Cutting-Edge Music to Perform in Weill Hall
Chamber music by Mahler, Schoenberg and "New Complexity" composer Brian Ferneyhough are among the works to be performed by the Argento Chamber Ensemble in a free concert on March 12 in Weill Hall. Details here.
Wind Power IV to Showcase Brass Faculty
The fourth annual Wind Power – woodwind and brass faculty showcase concert – will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 in Weill Hall. This year's all-brass recital includes studio faculty Dave Scott, trumpet, and Tony Collins, trombone, with special guests Scott Choate, tuba, and the Trumpet Supergroup.
Called "the most exciting trumpet players in the Bay Area," TSG is comprised of five accomplished jazz improvisors who are also polished classical performers. Click here for artist roster and program details.
Jazz Forum Announces Spring Guests
Jazz Studies director Doug Leibinger has released the Jazz Forum guest roster which includes Tower of Power founding member Mic Gillette and SSU alum and bassist of the Gerald Wilson Orchestra Reggie Carson. Find the full schedule here.