As a fully invested partner in music education, the music department hosts numerous high school music festivals each year, and music faculty members are in demand as conductors, clinicians and performers.



· Nov. 6, 2015 – Director of Choral Activities Jenny Bent hosts the 14th Annual High School Choral Festival. Four hundred high school choristers from Sonoma and Marin counties perform before guest adjudicators. Guest clinicians to be announced.

In other festival news...

CMEA North Region Choral Festival, April 8-9, 2016.



· Oct. 15, 2015 - Jazz Studies Director Doug Leibinger will host the 4th annual Sonoma State Jazz Day on Thursday, October 15. On October 14, guest artist Noel Jewkes will appear on the Jazz Forum with his Quartet, and as saxophone soloist with the Jazz Orchestra. All concert proceeds go to the Mel Graves Jazz Fund.

CMEA North Region Jazz Festival, January 15, 2016.

Wind Band


· March 23-24, 2016 – The 4th annual Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival will take place Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24. Guest soloist and adjudicators will be announced. The festival is hosted by Director of Bands and Music Education Andy Collinsworth.

Sonoma County Honor Band, January 29-30, 2016