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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

This weekend's Faculty Composer concert features performances by SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, LA composer Christopher Bazzoli and more


Acclaimed Film Composer to Honor California Poet

Los Angeles-based film and concert composer Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli will be featured guest on the Sonoma State University Faculty Composers Concert on March 28, presenting his song cycle Continent's End with lyric mezzo Buffy Baggott. Read more.

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.

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Featured Events

Carlitos Medrano brings his Afro-Cuban Quintet to April 1 Jazz Forum. Full forum guest schedule here.


Department of Music Spring Season
At A Glance

Schroeder Hall

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

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

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.