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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 4, 2017
  • January 13, 2018
  • March 10, 2018

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


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. 12, 2017  6th Annual Jazz Day  
  • Nov. 3, 2017 16th Annual Choral Festival- cancelled due to the fires
  • Jan. 19-20, 2018 Sonoma County Honor Band
  • Mar. 7-9, 2018 6th Annual Wind Band & Orchestra Festival
  • Mar. 21-24, 2018 College Band Directors Association  

Music News

The Dixie Giants head up the 2nd annual Alumni Recital Nov 12

Coming Up

Oct 31
Phantoms & Fugues
6:30 pm Schroeder Hall

Nov 2
Jewish Music Serie:s
Richard Neil Kaplan
6:30 pm Schroeder Hall

Nov 12
Alumni Recital:
The Dixie Giants & Cabbagehead
2:00 pm, Schroeder Hall

Nov 17
Masterworks for Chorus and Orchestra SSU Symphonic Chorus & Concert Choir SSU Symphony Orchestra
Benefit Redwood Empire Food Bank
7:30 pm, Weill Hall

Nov 19
Wind Power: Faculty Recital
SSU Faculty Brass Quintet
Travis AFB Brass Quintet

2:00 pm, Schroeder Hall


Visit the Concert Calendar page for details.





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

To get tickets online, use promo code SSUStudent.



Featured Events

SSU Choirs and Orchestra combine on Nov 17


“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe.” ― Henry David Thoreau


Jewish Music Series

The third annual Jewish Music Series runs from August 31–November 30 in Schroeder Hall. This year's lineup includes three bands (Kugelplex, RebbeSoul, Veretski Pass); two singer/cantors (Roslyn Barak, Richard Kaplan) and one evening of chamber music featuring guitarist and cantor Jeremiah Lockwood in a program of works by Brian S. Wilson. The 6:30 pm concerts are included as part of MUS 343 Survey of Jewish Musics and are free. Seating is available on a first-come basis. While doors open at 6:15, early arrival is encouraged. Details.

Symphony Orchestra Releases Dates for 2017-18

Alexander Kahn, conductor of the Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra, announces the orchestra’s 2017-18 concert season. The orchestra, now in its third year under Dr. Kahn's leadership, will play four concerts in Weill Hall, October 1; November 17; March 4; April 29. Details.