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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.

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

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Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra debut concert with pianist Marilyn Thompson and conductor Alexander Kahn (Guy Porter photo)

Dates to remember

The next Audition Day for the Department of Music will be held on Saturday, April 2. Applications for undergraduate admission to the University are accepted from October 1-November 30. Audition Dates for the 2017-18 Academic Year are Saturday, November 5, 2016; Saturday, January 14, 2017; and Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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


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. 15, 2015  4th Annual Jazz Day  
  • Nov. 6, 2015 14th Annual Choral Festival
  • Mar. 23-24, 2016 4th Annual Wind Band Festival  


Department of Music Concert Season is online here:

2015-16 Concerts

Featured Events

Trumpet Instructor Dave Len Scott gives a faculty recital on February 25


Recital Series Showcases Music Faculty

Sonoma State University trumpet instructor Dave Len Scott dons his most comfortable shoes when he plays John Coltrane's iconic "Giant Steps" with pianist Ken Cook in Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State's Green Music Center Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Scott's performance is part of the university's faculty recital series, which runs Feb. 21 through April 3. Tickets are $8 and free to SSU students. Details


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