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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 8, 2014
  • January 17, 2015 
  • March 28, 2015 
  • April 11, 2015

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


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Famed Singer Frederica von Stade to Perform at Free Green Music Center Concert

Trio Ariadne will present a free farewell concert at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at Weill Hall with special guests, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and the Argento Chamber Ensemble. Read story on the Press Democrat

Drummer Harold Jones Makes Time at Sonoma State

You name it—Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole for starters—and Harold Jones aka “The Singer’s Drummer” has laid down the beat. Jones, who is currently on the Cheek to Cheek Tour with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, will make a one-day stop at Sonoma State University to work with students in the SSU jazz program.

  • March 11, 1-3 pm Harold Jones at SSU Jazz Forum (free)
  • March 11, 5-6:30 pm Open rehearsal, Harold Jones and the SSU Jazz Orchestra (free)
  • March 11, 7:30 pm “One More Time - The Music of Count Basie featuring Harold Jones" and the SSU Jazz Orchestra (admission charged)

Full details here.

Belgian Guitar Virtuoso Jérôme Mouffe in Recital, Master Class on March 6

Story here.

Featured Events

Harold Jones plays with the SSU Jazz Orchestra March 11

Department of Music Spring Season
At A Glance

Schroeder Hall

Ariadne Piano-Cello Duo—February 1, 2 pm (Free)
Instrumental Repertory—March 4, 2 pm
Jerome Mouffe, Classical Guitar—March 6, 7:30 pm
Wind Power Recital—March 8, 7:30 pm
Faculty Composers Concert—March 28, 7:30 pm
Trio Navarro—March 29, 2 pm
Seawolf Day Concert—April 11, 2 pm
Brass Ensemble—April 19, 2 pm
Percussion Ensemble—April 22, 7:30 pm
Guitar Ensemble—April 25, 7:30 pm
Chamber Singers—April 26, 7:30 pm
String Orchestra—April 27, 7:30 pm
Chamber Wind Ensemble—April 29, 7:30 pm
Student Composers Concert—May 3, 7:30 pm
Instrumental Repertory Recital—May 5, 7:30 pm
Instrumental Repertory Recital—May 6, 2 pm
Musical Theatre Scenes—May 7, 7:30 pm
Musical Theatre Scenes—May 9, 2 pm
Vocal Repertory Recital—May 12, 7:30 pm

Weill Hall

Concert Jazz Ensembles—March 10, 7:30 pm
Vocal Repertory Recital—March 11, 2 pm
Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra—March 11, 7:30 pm
Sonoma Wind Band Festival—March 13-14 (Free)
Trio Ariadne & Friends—March 29, 7:30 pm (Free)
Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra—April 21, 7:30 pm
Jazz Ensembles—April 23, 7:30 pm
Symphonic Chorus—April 24, 7:30 pm
Vocal Repertory Recital—May 13, 2 pm
Symphonic Wind Ensemble—May 14, 7:30 pm

Person Theatre

Opera: Heroines—Feb. 5-15 ($10-17)

Except when otherwise noted, tickets are $8 for all seats and available online, by phone or in person. For information call the university box office at 707-664-4246 or email

Click on Concert Calendar (above) for details. Click here for a printable version of our 14-15 Calendar of Events.