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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
  • 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  

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Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble auditions for all new and returning students will take place during the first week of school, beginning on August 21.

Audition information and reservation forms for Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble can be found here.

Audition information and reservation forms for Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers (Concert Choir) can be found here.

Audition information for Jazz ensembles including Jazz Orchestra, Combos and Latin Band can be found here.

Audition information for the spring musical You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown can be found here.



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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


Wind Band and Orchestra Festival Accepting Applications

Now in its sixth year, the Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival, March 7-9, 2018, is one of the Music Department’s signature educational outreach events that will feature over 40 high school ensembles from throughout California. Click here for more information and application form.

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.