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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.


Music News

Candlelight Choral Concert on November 23 reaches out to the community

Jonathan Talberg to Guest Adjudicate Choral Festival

Singers from Albany, Casa Grande, Montgomery, Maria Carrillo and Petaluma high schools and the Marin School of the Arts will participate in the annual High School Choral Festival in Weill Hall on November 7.

The all-day affair, hosted by Choral Activities Director Jenny Bent, brings guest clinician Jonathan Talberg from CSU Long Beach to mentor student choristers. Full story here.

Jazz Forum Hosts Dave Liebman, Dmitri Matheny

The Founder and Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, Dave Liebman, visits the Jazz Forum for a free exchange of music and ideas at 1 p.m. October 29 in GMC 1027.

The next forum guest will be flugelhorn artist and Art Farmer protege - Dmitri Matheny. The action starts November 5 at 1 p.m. in GMC 1027. Both events are free.

For information contact Jazz Studies Director Doug Leibinger or call the music office at 707-664-2324.

Department Looks Ahead

The new academic year kicks off with more than 60 scheduled concerts, the return of resident artists Trio Ariadne, new educational programs and the creation of a full-time faculty position. Read all about it here.


Featured Events

Jazz program end-of-semester concerts take place November 23-24

Department of Music Fall Season
At A Glance

Schroeder Hall

Nov. 20, 7:30pm – SSU Percussion Ensemble
Nov. 21, 7:30pm – SSU Guitar Ensemble
Nov. 22, 7:30pm – SSU Rock Collegium
Nov. 25, 7:30pm – Trio Ariadne & Friends * TBF
Dec. 1, 7:30pm – SSU String Orchestra
Dec. 2, 7:30pm – Instrumental Repertory Recital
Dec. 3, 2pm ­– Instrumental Repertory Recital
Dec. 3, 7:30pm – SSU Chamber Wind Ensemble
Dec. 4, 7:30pm – Musical Theatre Scenes Workshop
Dec. 6, 2pm – Musical Theatre Scenes Workshop
Dec. 7, 7:30pm – Student Composers Concert
Dec. 9, 7:30pm – Vocal Repertory Recital

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Nov. 23, 2pm – SSU Symphonic Chorus & Chamber Singers Family Candlelight Concert
Nov. 23, 7:30pm – SSU Jazz Standards & Soul Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 24, 7:40pm – SSU Latin Band, Contemporary Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Orchestra
Dec. 10, 2pm – Vocal Repertory Recital
Dec. 11, 7:30pm – SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

+          Faculty 
*          Guest Artist
TBF     Ticketed but free

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.