University Wind Ensembles
Whether you are an aspiring performer, music educator, or simply looking to continue playing your instrument in a large ensemble, the primary goal of all of our performing ensembles is strive for the highest performance standards while maintaining a welcoming environment. No matter what your experience level, we have an ensemble for you.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Description: The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is comprised of the finest wind, brass and percussion students at the university. Under the direction of Dr. Andy Collinsworth, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble embraces a diverse array of wind band literature, ranging from the core repertoire to the newest works from contemporary composers. In addition to performing 4-6 concerts each year in the beautiful confines of Weill Hall, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs regularly on tour throughout California.
Participation: Membership is through audition only, and is open to all students regardless of major. Wind, brass and percussion majors focusing on classical performance and/or music education are required to participate in either the Symphonic Wind Ensemble of the Concert Band. Auditions are held during the first week of each semester. The audition consists of prepared scales, excerpts and sight reading.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 – 4:50 pm in room 1028 at the Green Music Center.
Instruments: Instruments are available to students who pay a $20 refundable deposit at Seawolf Services.
For additional information please contact Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands.
Description: Music making is a lifelong activity, and the Concert Band provides students of all ability levels the opportunity for continued musical growth through the careful selection of appropriate repertoire. The ensemble is led by Dr. Andy Collinsworth and assisted by senior music education majors, creating a unique learning environment. The Concert Band typically performs 1-2 concerts per semester in Weill Hall.
Participation: Membership is open to all students regardless of major. No audition is required. Students may register and show up on the first day of classes.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5:00-6:40 pm in room 1028 at the Green Music Center.Instruments: Instruments are available to students who pay a $20 refundable deposit at Seawolf Services
Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Sonoma Musica Viva, Orchestra
At Sonoma State University we recognize that music is an integral part of your life. These additional Instrumental Ensembles offer student-musicians opportunities stimulate their musical growth.