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Piano accompanist to the left, trumpet instructor in the center and trumpet student on the right
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

On September 1st, San Francisco Symphony’s principal trumpet Mark Inouye (pictured center), gave a masterclass to students in SSU’s Instrumental Repertoire class. Trumpeters Emerson Kimble, Robert Springer, Vincent Elliot (pictured...Read the full story >

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The Department of Music at Sonoma State University is a place where students can thrive in a dynamic and creative atmosphere. We emphasize high-quality performance experiences and applied practical training. Each student's educational goals are guided by our knowledgeable and supportive faculty. Our program prepares students for professional careers as performers, K–12 music educators, studio teachers, and composers. We offer a multitude of performing ensembles, both large and small, in instrumental, choral, jazz, chamber, opera, and musical theatre. Our students have opportunities to perform in the Green Music Center's world-class venues, Weill Hall and Schroeder Recital Hall, and engage with the steady stream of professional guest artists who appear here. The department offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education (Pre-Certification), Jazz Studies and Composition, Bachelor of Arts degrees, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Admission to the Department of Music's programs is by Audition Only. Information about auditions can be found on the Prospective Students link.